U.S. Ambassador to Israel David M. Friedman struck out furiously on Sunday at the Sunday (March 3) edition of Al-Hayat al-Jadida, the official daily newspaper of the Palestinian Authority.
In today’s issue of Al-Hayat al-Jadida, the official daily of the PA, Jason Greenblatt is criticized as a “Mongoloid” & acting as if he has Downs Syndrome. I am disgusted —not for Jason (he’s got broad shoulders) — but by this utter disregard for the value of every human life.
— David M. Friedman (@USAmbIsrael) March 3, 2019
The unprecedented personal attack came from Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, a regular columnist for the official PA daily, and once the adviser to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs.
According to the Palestinian Media Watch watchdog organization, which translated Al-Ghoul’s op-ed in part, he claimed that not only Greenblatt, but the entire Trump administration was affected by Downs Syndrome:
“The ill Greenblatt is not the only one who has Down Syndrome, for it strikes all the components of the American administration. Anyone who examines the general genes of the components of the Trump administration sees that it is a politically crippled creature.”
Al-Ghoul concluded by saying that without the cooperation of Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas, “no deal will pass:
“Mongoloid Greenblatt, together with President Trump, his son-in-law [Senior Advisor to the President of the United States] Jared Kushner, and Zionist [US] Ambassador [to Israel David] Friedman – can prattle on as much as they wish about the ominous deal. However, they should know for certain that without the signature of PLO Chairman Mahmoud Abbas no deal will pass, and their foolish steps and policy will continue to be pointless.”
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) contributed content to this report.