Palestinians Denounce Trump Tweets Against Hometown Hero

Palestinians on Monday denounced President Donald Trump's attack on U.S. Rep. Rashida Tlaib, accusing him of racism and saying it once again proves his bias against the Palestinian people.   Tlaib, a Michigan Democrat and daughter of Palestinian immigrants, was one of four congresswomen of color who were targeted in a Trump Twitter barrage over the weekend.   Trump said the women should go back to the ``broken and crime infested'' places they came from, ignoring the fact that all are American citizens and three, including Tlaib, were born in the U.S. Trump also accused them of saying ``terrible things'' about the U.S. and said they ``hate Israel.''   Although Tlaib has never lived in the West Bank, she still has relatives in the area and is widely seen as a local hero for making her way to the highest levels of American government.   Bassam Tlaib, an uncle of the congresswoman who lives in the West Bank, called the president's comments ``a racist statement meant to target Rashida because she has Palestinian roots.''   ``This statement proves that Trump is anti-Palestinian, anti-Islam and completely biased toward Israel,'' he added.   Ibrahim Milhim, spokesman for the Palestinian Authority, said Trump's statement is an ``insult'' to the office of the presidency and the laws of the U.S.   ``It's an insult to the Statue of Liberty, America's most famous symbol, an insult to the American values where migrants from all over the world are united as one nation under one law,'' he said.   The Palestinians had cut ties with the White House after Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital in December 2017 and subsequently moved the American embassy to the contested city. The White House responded by shuttering the Palestinian diplomatic mission in Washington and cutting hundreds of millions of... If you wish to read this full breaking news headline, plus more articles from around Thailand and Asia like, Palestinians Denounce Trump Tweets Against Hometown Hero, simply click on 'Read full story' below, but 1st please give us a 'LIKE' or 'SHARE' before you leave. Thank you Palestinians Denounce Trump Tweets Against Hometown Hero





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Published By: VOA NEWS - Monday, 15 July



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