Erekat ‘Furious’ After Abbas Won’t Accuse Israel of ‘War Crimes’


saeb-erekatFormer Palestinian Authority (PA) Chief Negotiator Saeb Erekat slammed PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’s “soft” policies in the new “unity” government with Hamas, according to tapes leaked by the Awrak news agency, reports Arutz Sheva.

In the tapes, Erekat makes a series of furious remarks over Abbas’s decisions, saying that Abbas views the government as his “personal property.” According to Erekat, Abbas rejected a PLO majority vote Wednesday night that would have seen the PA turn to the International Criminal Court over Israel’s actions over the past several days.

Erekat, reports Arutz Sheva, claimed that Mahmoud Abbas’ decision is a “mistake,” stating that the vote would have labelled Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu as a “war criminal” – preventing him from leaving Israel – and taken IDF commanders to trial for alleged “war crimes.”

{ Israel News Bureau}