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‘Netanyahu won’t act without a cane to his ass’ — Erekat says, urging ICC on Abbas

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Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. (Photo: AFP)
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat. (Photo: AFP)

In a leaked recording released this week, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed Palestinian president Mahmoud Abbas over his handling of negotiations with Israel and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his failure to go to the International Criminal Court. The audio surfaced last week on the site Awraqq, and the Times of Israel posted a translation the following day.

The quotes are strung together into a three-minute matchless dump from Palestine’s top arbiter. Typically Abbas’s party does not publicly step out of line, even when a series of resignations from the position of Prime Minister rolled out last year. However, Erekat likens Abbas to Saddam Hussein and laments that he too tried to leave his post over Abbas’s ineptitude and his “commitment” not to go to international bodies:

“This isn’t your daddy’s farm! This is a nation, this is Palestine. This is bigger than individuals. He didn’t listen to me. I swear, I submitted my resignation twice.”

The date and time of the statements in the recording are unknown.

From the Times of Israel:

“Abu Mazen [Abbas], if you want to move Netanyahu, work on the [application] documents for international institutions. He said: I made a commitment’ [not to apply to international institutions]. What commitment have you made? This isn’t your daddy’s farm! This is a nation, this is Palestine. This is bigger than individuals. He didn’t listen to me. I swear, I submitted my resignation twice.”

Erekat goes on to say Netanyahu deserves to be humiliated, but “he isn’t worth the bullet” to shoot him; and that Abbas had the ability to limit the Prime Minister’s travel by going to the United Nations, but tossed the opportunity.

“Without a cane to his ass [Netanyahu won’t act]. I don’t say shoot him. He isn’t worth the bullet … he’s ideologically corrupt, I’ve known him for 31 years.”

‘Quite honestly, the Arabs don’t believe you [Abbas],’ Erekat said. ‘They either doubt you, or attack you, or are scared of you.’

“Why did Netanyahu engage in these random negotiations if not to build more settlements? … You, Abu Mazen, have the ability to prevent Netanyahu from traveling anywhere in the world, except from Ben-Gurion airport to New York. He’s a despicable, filthy war criminal. Let him take [the land] from the river to the sea. Did he leave you a [Palestinian] Authority anyway? When you [Abbas] travel from Ramallah to Amman you have to call a lieutenant [at the IDF coordination office] in Beit El and tell him how many cars are traveling with you. They humiliate you.”

Erekat also likens Abbas to Saddam Hussein and Bashar al-Assad continuing,

“He [Abbas] is 79 years old. How much longer will he live? All he must do is take a patriotic stand. He can do anything, but it seems like he wants to become like Bashar Assad or Saddam Hussein … this way of thinking is useless. There are cards in your hand — use them.”

 

 

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“You, Abu Mazen, have the ability to prevent Netanyahu from traveling anywhere in the world, except from Ben-Gurion airport to New York. He’s a despicable, filthy war criminal.”

So true. And it’s a shame that the dispicable, filthy war criminal can poison the soil of the USA with his footsteps.

The Israeli response to these threats is all the proof you need of their value.The ICC is more than a cane to nietanyahu,s ass.It is the sword hanging above his head by a very thin thread . Cut that thread and put the zionist thieves and criminals on notice. No more Mr gullible guy.You Mr nietanyahu had multiples of chances to make a deal but you continued to murder and steal and ethnically cleanse the… Read more »

Mahmoud Abbas is the Chief Buthelezi of Israeli Apartheid. Like Chief Buthelezi who ruled the KwaZulu bantustan with the express permission of his Afrikaner masters, Mahmoud Abbas rules the West Bank bantustan with the express permission of his Israeli masters. Like Chief Buthelezi’s fragmented KwaZulu bantustan which comprised only 2.6% of South Africa, chief Abbas’ heavily fragmented “Area A” bantustan currently comprises only 18% of the West Bank (equivalent to a mere 3.7% of historic… Read more »

How many thousands of Palestinian teens have similarly disappeared? That is, been seized by the Jewish state and indefinitely incarcerated incommunicado or killed.

Abbas said in a New York Times interview not long ago “I don’t like to go to the courts. I don’t like courts. I want to solve my problems directly between the parties.” Even after appeals from 17 NGO’s recently to apply for the UN Agencies and the ICC, Abbas will not move, he acts like a Pharaoh, but in reality he is doing the work of US/Israel, in effect, facilitating the settlement enterprise, that’s… Read more »