Trump showed Abbas videos of PA incitement

Behind The News

Palestinian Authority chairman Mahmoud Abbas told a PLO meeting on Tuesday that his “meeting with President Donald Trump was not comfortable,” because Trump was “enraged.”

On Sunday, Channel 2 reported that the meeting between Trump and Abbas in Bethlehem last week had been anything but cordial.

The report cited a US official present during the meeting who claimed that the president had expressed outrage with Abbas, yelling at him regarding Abbas’ claims that his Fatah faction was not involved in anti-Israel and anti-Semitic incitement.

“You tricked me in Washington,” the president is said to have yelled at Abbas, referencing the PA leader’s March trip to the US capital.

The London-based Al-Arabi al Jadid news-site quoted a senior Palestinian Authority source who said that Abbas told those present about the “uncomfortable meeting with Trump in Bethlehem,” on May 23 as opposed to the “positive” meeting at the White House with the…

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