Facebook Page of PA Negotiator Headed to Washington Shows Entire Israel Under Banner of ‘Palestine’
Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat and Dr. Mohammad Shtayyeh arrived in Washington D.C. Monday to resume direct peace negotiations with Israel for the first time in three years.
Images on the official Facebook page of Shtayyeh however, whose holds the influential role of head of the Palestinian Economic Council for Development and Reconstruction, imply that his intentions are not limited to the establishment of a Palestinian state.
A cursory glance at the page reveals a map of Israel, including the West Bank, and the Gaza Strip blanketed with the word “Filastin”—which means Palestine.
It “betrays the true motives of the second most senior Palestinian negotiator, advocating the destruction of the entirety of the State of Israel,” wrote Raheem Kassam, editor of the newly founded Trending Central blog, that first reported on the page.
Furthermore, two of the public pictures on the page openly glorify former PLO leader Yassir Arafat, whom many blame for the two sides’ hitherto fruitless attempts to find peace.