The Palestinian Authority (PA) has demonized its largest donor, Palestinian Media Watch reports Friday, after a columnist for its main publication painted America as an "occupier."
"It is possible that the US is the biggest settlement country, since it was established on the ruins of the original inhabitants, wiped out millions of them, enslaved millions of Blacks, and today enslaves millions of Hispanics in the same manner," columnist Hafez Al-Barghouti wrote in official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.
Barghouti also diabolized two current Republican presidential candidates. He portrayed Mike Huckabee as an "inane creature… jellylike…wicked, despicable man… carry[ing] the genes of settlement and racism."
Another candidate, Donald Trump, was also demeaned as "aged teenager, the swindler and realtor, the billionaire, rabid."
The United States has provided almost $1.4 billion in budget support to the PA since 1994, USAID announced late last year. In November 2014 alone, the US pledged an additional $414 million of aid.
Recently, the Obama administration has leaned more and more toward the PA position, condemning Israel for "settlement construction" and pushing the establishment of a Palestinian state.