Trump's US envoy Haley leads anti-Palestinian 'crusade': PLO

  |   Donald Trump / World News

A senior Palestinian official has blasted US President Donald Trump's UN envoy, accusing her of carrying out a "crusade" against the Palestinian people.

Hanan Ashrawi, a senior member of the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO), said on Wednesday that Nikki Haley was leading a "one-woman crusade... against Palestine and the Palestinian people individually and collectively".

"Through an obsessive and targeted campaign of intimidation and threats, Miss Haley's crusade does not miss an opportunity to put pressure on anyone that seeks to challenge Israeli impunity," she added.

Ashrawi said Haley was echoing remarks by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Israeli foreign ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon defended Haley's work. "Small wonder Hanan Ashrawi is unhappy - Nikki Haley fights for a fair treatment of Israel, exactly what the Palestinians don't want...," he wrote oline.

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