RAMALLAH, January 11, 2018 (WAFA) – David Friedman, the US ambassador to Israel, has adopted the policies of the Israeli occupation through his attack on the Palestinian Authority (PA), the Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Thursday.
“United States ambassador to Israel, David Friedman, attacked the Palestinian Authority regarding the so-called the martyrs and prisoners allowance’s bill. Friedman’s accusations reflected his prejudiced and selective attitude towards the occupation, settlements construction, and the Palestinian just and legitimate national rights,” said the Foreign Ministry.
It said Friedman‘s remarks and positions “further complicated the road towards the peace process and the resumption of negotiations between the Israeli and Palestinian sides.”
It stressed that “Friedman‘s bias toward racist occupation policies encourages the occupation authorities and the settlers to commit more crimes violating the defenseless Palestinian citizens, their land, their property, their sanctities and their trees.”
The ministry said that US President Donald Trump‘s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital last month “is the main and direct reason for the disruption of American efforts to resume negotiations, which has led to the absence of hope for peace and has brought the arena of conflict into a cycle of instability and tension.”