The Palestinians may have only a quasi-nation as well as official Observer at the United Nations, but they sure do know how to suck-up to Uncle Sugar. Case in point is the latest out of the Middle East.
As Robert Spencer at the watchdog news site Jihad Watch noted, the Palestinian Authority (their governing body) is whining that due to mean ol’ Donald Trump axing foreign aid to them, the American president “is threatening to starve Palestinian children.”
To the surprise of no one, while Palestinian Liberation Organization mouthpiece Saeb Erekat was bemoaning and damning the Yankee imperialists, he failed to mention that the PA will be dropping a cool $50 million for their alleged leader, President Mahmoud Abbas, to have his own private jet.
As Spencer reported, “‘Amid funding cut fears, PA purchases $50 million private jet for Abbas — report,’ Times of Israel, January 24, 2018″.
More specifically, “Even as the Palestinian Authority faces major funding cuts from the US, it has purchased a new luxurious $50 million private jet to be used by President Mahmoud Abbas, Hadashot news reported Wednesday….” The report continued, “Funding for the plane was said to have been provided both from the PA budget ($20 million) and from the Palestinian National Fund ($30 million)….”
Perhaps proving the Children of Ishmael are actually closeted Democrats, the Palestinians started making baseless accusations that would have made Harry Reid proud.
“When US President Donald Trump originally threatened to cut aid earlier this month, top PLO official Saeb Erekat said it would lead to starvation among Palestinian refugee children. ‘Now, he is threatening to starve Palestinian children in refugee camps and deny their natural rights to health and education, if we don’t endorse his terms and dictations,’ Erekat said, referring to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.”
Not the only news service to catch the blatant hypocrisy, the Middle East Monitor cited, “the aircraft — set to be delivered ‘within weeks’ — will be stationed in the Jordanian capital, Amman, for the Palestinian president’s personal use.”
Note the words “personal use.”
It’s here that I’d like to borrow just a smidgen from Robert Spencer’s Jihad Watch article: “Israel’s prime minister does not have and has never had a private plane.”