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PLO’s Washington Envoy: Trump ‘Backstabbed’ the Palestinians

BERLIN, GERMANY - DECEMBER 12: Arabic-speaking protesters, including a woman holding a photograph of the Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem, attend a gathering to protest against the recent announcemment by U.S. President Donald Trump to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on December 12, 2017 in Berlin, Germany. …
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The Times of Israel reports: NEW YORK — By recognizing Jerusalem as Israel’s capital and initiating a process to move the US embassy there from Tel Aviv, US President Donald Trump backstabbed the Palestinians, the Palestine Liberation Organization’s Washington envoy charged on Thursday.

Speaking before the Middle East Institute, a DC think tank, Husam Zomlot excoriated the American president shortly after Trump called the Palestinian leadership “disrespectful” over its response to his December 6 decision. Trump also threatened to cut all US aid to the PA if it did not enter negotiations with Israel.

“Trump violated his own pledge: ‘I do not want to impose, I do not want to dictate.’ Then you come and you want to take the core of the two-state solution out,” Zomlot said. He went on to compare the act to “backstabbing.”

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