A Palestinian Authority (PA) official newspaper actively publishes racist comments against US President Barack Obama, a watchdog group revealed Thursday - despite the millions of dollars in US aid it receives.
Official publication Al-Hayat Al-Jadida printed an editorial from Ibrahim Abd Al-Majid claiming Obama, as a "black president," has committed "crimes [that] have surpassed those of all the white presidents."
Palestinian Media Watch translated excerpts, below, into English:
Israel has found an opportunity to start [its] ethnic cleansing [in Gaza],because the Arabs are [currently] busy with what is going on in their countries - as in Iraq IS (Islamic State) expelled the Christians and nobody in the [entire] world objected... There is something unclear about the US position. Of course, it is [the US] that stands behind these [radical] factions who call themselves Islamic and are wreaking destruction in the Arab world,and that allows Israel to declare [itself] a Jewish state; yet, [Israel's] war crimes and crimes against humanity meet with no response from the US... Since the beginning of the Israeli operations, Obama has not said a word... I could find no other explanation for [Obama's] position and for US policy other than that he is a sadist from the times when the whites persecuted the blacks. He is now behaving with the same sadism that was practiced against him in the past. All the massacres of blacks in Africa and America in the 18th and 19th centuries, all the manifestations of racist discrimination that were so widespread in the US even up to the 1970s - this man sees all of these repulsive scenes in Gaza, and is happy, [seeing this] as compensation for what happened to the blacks and as an attempt to repress it, and out of pride in the actions of a black president whose crimes have surpassed those of all the white presidents.
This is not the first time a PA daily has published comments smearing Obama.
Yahya Rabah, columnist for the official PA daily and a member of the Fatah Leadership Committee in Gaza, published similar comments in July. In that article, he called the US "the guardian of evil" and depicted Washington as blood-thirsty.