Abbas Adviser: Trump Pushing Us like Cows to Get Slaughtered

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas, speaks during a meeting with the Palestinian Central Council, a top decision-making body, at his headquarters in the West Bank city of Ramallah, Sunday, Jan. 14, 2018 . (AP Photo/Majdi Mohammed,l)
AP/Majdi Mohammed

The Times of Israel reports: US President Donald Trump’s hardline approach to the Palestinians is similar to herding cows to slaughter, a top Palestinian official said Tuesday.

“Today what is happening with us is what you call in the United States a cattle chute trap,” Muhammad Shtayeh, a senior adviser to Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, told journalists in the West Bank city of Ramallah.

“They bring the cattle in a yard with one single exit, with a man on a horse and a whip. And they keep pushing the cows into the trap. By the time every single cow gets through, it is shot in the head with an electric gun, then it goes in a belt to the slaughtering house, then we eat it as hamburger,” he said. “With the Palestinians, what is happening is exactly the same.”

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