Fatah official: Trump and UN Ambassador Haley have begun an “organized and planned attack against Abbas,” similar to “attack against Arafat… that preceded his assassination by Israeli poison”

Excerpt of an op-ed by Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and regular columnist for the official PA daily

Headline: “The day that Mahmoud Abbas overcame Trump’s arrogance”
         “[US President Donald] Trump’s representative at the [UN] Security Council [US Ambassador to the UN] Nikki Haley said in these words: ‘Palestinian [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas insulted US President Donald Trump when he opposed Washington’s role in the peace process (sic., Haley said Abbas insulted Trump in a speech in which he said: “May your house be destroyed!”).’… We must not forget a most grave matter, which is that the words of Haley and Trump will be a sort of beginning of an organized and planned attack against President Mahmoud Abbas, which reminds us of the attack against [former PA] President Martyr (Shahid) Yasser Arafat, may his memory be blessed, that preceded his assassination by Israeli poison… They are liable to harm President Mahmoud Abbas, as they did President Yasser Arafat, but who told them that a Palestinian leader who is as great as the homeland is afraid to die for the freedom of the people and the liberation of the land? They are indeed arrogant.”
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