Palestinian president calls US ambassador to Israel 'son of a dog'

AFP , Monday 19 Mar 2018

Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas (File photo: AP)

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas labelled Donald Trump's ambassador to Israel David Friedman a "son of a dog" on Monday in a scathing attack on White House policies during a speech.

"The US ambassador in Tel Aviv is a settler and a son of a dog," Abbas said in comments to Palestinian leaders in Ramallah.

Relations between Abbas's government and President Trump's US administration have broken down since the White House recognised Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December.

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