Sat Sep 2, 2017 04:45PM
This file photo shows David Friedman testifying during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine his nomination to be US Ambassador to Israel on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
This file photo shows David Friedman testifying during a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing to examine his nomination to be US Ambassador to Israel on February 16, 2017 in Washington, DC. (Photo by AFP)
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United States Ambassador to Israel David Friedman’s comments about the “alleged” Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories is yet another astonishing example of the “ineptitude” of President Donald Trump administration’s policy toward the Palestinians, says a political commentator.

“Everyone knew that Freidman was a supporter of settlers … so this was not new, but using the phrase alleged occupation is really settlers’ speak, it shows his entire mindset is completely embraced by a settler perspective, that he does not accept the Israeli conquest of the West Bank and Gaza in 1967 was an occupation,” Richard Silverstein told Press TV in an interview on Saturday.