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:

This racist [Trump], the copy of Hitler, does not want to see us free but rather dead, uprooted, expelled and captive. He is happy to see us hungry, chasing the American sack of flour and leaving the principle of freedom thousands of miles behind us.”

[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:

“I do not believe that colonialist, neo-racist, Hitleresque, Balfouresque [U.S. President Donald] Trump is interested in the welfare of a single Syrian and his right to live, since the same Trump justifies the war crimes and crimes against humanity committed by the officers of the occupation’s army, its soldiers and its settlers, and he defends these crimes.”
[Official P.A. daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 15, 2018]
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