Palestinian Official Denies Claim Trump Yelled at Abbas Over Anti-Israel Incitement

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The Jerusalem Post reports: A senior Palestinian official on Monday denied a report about a confrontation between US President Donald Trump and Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas during the American leader’s visit to Bethlehem last week.

“It is a total fabrication and a lie,” Ahmad Majdalani, a confidante of Abbas, told The Jerusalem Post. Channel 2 reported on Sunday evening, citing an American source, that Trump shouted at Abbas in Bethlehem, saying that he was fooling him.

“You deceived me in Washington,” Trump reportedly told Abbas, alluding to a meeting they had in the American capitol earlier in May. “You spoke to me about peace, but the Israelis showed me that you personally have a hand in incitement.”

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