Palestinian “peace” negotiator tells US ambassador to UN Nikki Haley to ‘shut up’ over Abbas criticism

A Palestinian peace negotiator has told the US envoy to the United Nations to “shut up” with her criticism of Mahmoud Abbas, the President of the Palestinian Authority.

Saeb Erekat, secretary general of the Palestine Liberation Organisation, attacked Nikki Haley for her criticism of Mr Abbas’ recent speech, which called Israel a “colonial project that has nothing to do with Jews” and attacked Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as its capital.

Mr Erekat said Ms Haley had “called for overthrowing the democratically elected Palestinian president”.