Among the feeding frenzy of coverage in the UK media as government minister Priti Patel was forced to resign over undeclared meetings with Israeli politicians, so the Palestinians attempted to add their voices.
The self-styled Palestinian ‘ambassador’ to the UK, Manuel Hassassian, was quoted as such by almost every newspaper, although the Palestinians do not have an embassy in London, but simply a Representative Office.
Hassassian said Ms Patel’s actions were “shocking”, including her offer to send money to the Israeli army. He told ITV news: “how could a cabinet minister try to funnel funding for one side and pretend the other side is not existing?”
The same way the Cabinet funnels funding to the Palestinians that ends up in the coffers of their leaders, that’s how. What’s good for the goose should be good for the gander. The great pity of it all is that Ms Patel’s goose has been well and truly cooked by a British Foreign Office that remains as pro-Arab as ever.