(June 4, 2018 / Palestinian Media Watch) Following the U.S. veto of a U.N. resolution, which called for “international protection” for Palestinians in the Gaza Strip over Israel’s response to the violent March of Return riots, U.S. President Trump was described as “the copy of Hitler” and a “racist” in an op-ed in the official Palestinian Authority daily:
[Official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 3, 2018]
This is how writer Muwaffaq Matar, a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council, interpreted the American motives behind the decision to veto the Kuwaiti resolution that was brought to a UN. Security Council vote on June 1. The resolution did not mention Hamas’s rule over the Gaza Strip or the violent demonstrations and attempts to breach the border into Israel, nor the recent escalation of rocket fire from Gaza into Israel.
The same columnist stated that Trump is “colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque [and] Balfouresque” in an op-ed condemning the missile strikes on Syrian chemical-weapons’ facilities by the United States, the United Kingdom and France in April this year: