Published: 2017-09-15 10:23
Last Updated: 2017-09-15 13:07
In news that might seem like satire, PA president Mahmoud Abbas received a letter of gratitude from the US government on Thursday, thanking him for his offer to aid victims of Hurricane Harvey. Are you as confused as we are?
According to Wafa, the official news agency, the US government commended the PA’s willingness to send medical teams, rescue experts, and water, to aid the affected areas. They consider this offer from Palestine to be “a gesture of friendship between the two countries”.
Abbas offering to help the US with medical teams and water. We cannot make this stuff up. Perhaps Abbas (82) was planning to don the Red Cross uniform himself and dive into the scene head first?
This article is an edited translation from the Arabic Edition