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      Cabinet Minister: Abbas a Terrorist in a European Suit

      Abbas is a snake, says Minister Landau who adds that clothes do not make a man: “Abbas is a terrorist dressed in a European suit.”
      By Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
      First Publish: 1/8/2012, 3:58 PM

      Mahmoud Abbas
      Mahmoud Abbas
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      Infrastructures Minister Dr. Uzi Landau has labeled Palestinian Authority PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas a “snake" and a “terrorist who is dressed in a European suit.”

      The Yisrael Beiteinu Knesset Member made his comments as the weekly government Cabinet meeting began Sunday morning.

      "It is one thing to appear before the media and conduct a spin that he (Abbas) wants peace," Landau said.  But when you take the mask off his face, you see in front of you a terrorist in a European suit.”

      He continued, “Not every snake that you dress up in a European suit turns out to be civilized,” referring to the new discussions hosted by Jordan with Palestinian Authority and Israel negotiators, Dr. Landau commented. “”Let’s not lead ourselves into signing an agreement with him {Abbas} because he simply will show his contempt for us afterwards.”

      Last week, Strategic Affairs Minister Moshe Ya’alon said that the talks in Jordan actually are an attempt to prevent a peace agreement. “There is no chance to accept Abbas' commitments that an agreement will be the end of the dispute and [Palestinian Authority] demands, said Ya’alon, who was IDF Chief of Staff in the government of former Prime Minister Ariel Sharon until the Disengagement-Gush Katif expulsion program.

      Ya'alon added that Abbas is weak and has realized that he does not have to lead terrorist operations so long as Israel continues to surrender land, which “only strengthens the Arab hope to destroy Israel.”