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Palestinian negotiator calls Netanyahu ‘filthy war criminal,’ slams Abbas

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. Credit: Seeds of Peace via Wikimedia Commons.

Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. Credit: Seeds of Peace via Wikimedia Commons.

( In a newly surfaced audio recording, Saeb Erekat—the top Palestinian negotiator in the collapsed Israeli-Palestinian peace talks—calls Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu a “filthy war criminal” and also harshly criticizes the leadership of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas.

“I don’t say shoot him. He isn’t worth the bullet … he’s ideologically corrupt, I’ve known him for 31 years,” Erekat said of Netanyahu, according to a Times of Israel translation of a recording posted on YouTube by the Awraq News Agency.

Erekat said the only way to extract concessions from Netanyahu is to pursue action against him in international courts.

“Why did Netanyahu engage in these random negotiations if not to build more settlements? … You, Abu Mazen (Abbas), have the ability to prevent Netanyahu from traveling anywhere in the world, except from Ben-Gurion airport to New York. He’s a despicable, filthy war criminal,” said Erekat.

The Palestinian negotiator said Abbas has lost his credibility in the Arab world.

“Quite honestly, the Arabs don’t believe you (Abbas),” Erekat said. “They either doubt you, or attack you, or are scared of you … He (Abbas) is 79 years old. How much longer will he live? All he must do is take a patriotic stand. He can do anything, but it seems like he wants to become like Bashar Assad or Saddam Hussein … this way of thinking is useless. There are cards in your hand—use them.”

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One Response to Palestinian negotiator calls Netanyahu ‘filthy war criminal,’ slams Abbas

  1. Dpoole

    June 16, 2014 at 6:26 pm

    I can understand how any negotiation would fail in dealing with Mr. Erekat.
    Yes, world courts would probably lean in his direction, but because Benjamin Netanyahu believes in the soverenty of Israel and the right to build more apts for those returning to their homeland because of their persecution in most other countries in the world, Erekat makes him look like the bad guy. As a Christian I understand why the whole world hates Israel as they do America, but in the natural, doesn’t it amaze you that this little nation about the size of our New Jersey can draw the condemnation and concern of the whole world when there are far greater threats than this small nation who is being accused of being an aggressor, but on the contrary being the victim of rocket attacts regularly. Genesis 12:3