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PA vows to sue US ambassador over support to Israeli settlements

The Palestinian Authority has threatened to sue former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman after he recognized the City of David settlement project in Jerusalem.
WASHINGTON, DC - MARCH 06:  U.S. Ambassador to Israel David Friedman addresses the American Israel Public Affairs Committee's annual policy conference at the Washington Convention Center March 6, 2018 in Washington, DC. With thousands of delegates and attendees, the annual AIPAC conference is the largest gathering of the pro-Israel movement in the United States.  (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

RAMALLAH, West Bank — A day after US President Joe Biden was sworn in on Jan. 20, the Palestinian Authority (PA) vowed to legally pursue former US Ambassador to Israel David Friedman after his recognition and approval of a settlement project called the City of David in the center of Jerusalem.

No sooner had Friedman — whom Palestinians call “the settler” — wrapped up his tasks than he gave a huge present to Israel by recognizing the City of David on Jan. 18 and praising it as “a testament to America’s Judeo-Christian heritage and founding principles.”

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