The Palestinian ambassador to the US accused Trump of “backstabbing” the Palestinians. The US backed the Zionist colonization of Palestine in 1948 & continues to support the ethnic cleansing of Palestine today; has been bankrolling the military occupation of Palestine, the bombing of Gaza, & is subsidizing Israeli settlements. Most Palestinians & commentators would consider being a fundamental pillar of Israeli existence way beyond backstabbing to outright sponsorship & clientage. Uncompromising Palestinians & their supporters call such Palestinian leadership, including Mahmoud Abbas, the “backstabbers” since US policy toward Palestinians has never been other than massive ethnic cleansing.