A candidate in the upcoming Jordanian elections on September 20th has claimed that he is receiving threats from the Israeli army - again.Haddad is a candidate for a spot dedicated to Christians.
In a post shared on his official Facebook page, candidate Shebli Haddad posted a snapshot of a chat he had with the Arabic media spokesperson of the Israeli Defense Forces, Avechay Adraee. In a brief message, the IDF Spokesperson explains-according to Haddad-that “reliable sources” have told him that Haddad intends to visit the Gaza with the intent of breaking the siege.
Adraee appears to warn Haddad of any consequences that could arise from such a visit, but his picture and message can hardly be seen in the low quality photo.
“Mr. Shebli Haddad
We have learned from reliable sources about your intentions to visit the Gaza Strip with the goal of breaking the siege [on the area]!
We at the Israeli Defense Ministry deplore this behavior, and we warn you of the consequences coming with this visit. We will hold you entirely responsible for what happens. We ask you to cancel your trip to the Gaza Strip, and we are ready to meet with you and fulfill any request in the future in regards to Gaza or the greater State of Israel.
Avechay Adraee, official spokesperson for the Israeli Defense Forces”
This isn’t the first time that Haddad has claimed he’s been threatened by Israel. Stating that full liberation of Palestine from “the river to the sea” is his number one priority once obtaining office, Haddad regularly claims that Zionist plots aim to foil his bid at the parliament.
When he was forced to run for a municipal seat in the elections rather than a parliamentary one, Haddad took to Facebook to claim that the refusal of his candidacy due to unpaid utility bills had more to do with the “betrayal” than his bank account.
Considering the most recent alleged plot against him, the poor quality of the picture, as well as another post of Haddad photoshopped into a meeting with Hillary Clinton, Haddad has not given observers much faith in the message’s authenticity. As a result, many commenters have been quick to call “photoshop”.
Besides the clearly manufactured threats against him (Adraee wouldn't have written to him to begin with, he wouldn't have used the word "siege" nor would he have said "greater State of Israel") Haddad also claimed that he was offered a "blank check" to withdraw his candidacy.
No one takes him seriously but he manages to get coverage for his antics.
Here's the alleged message from the IDF spokesperson:
Haddad also used an online tool - whose logo is all over this picture - to pretend that Paris Hilton is a fan of his:
The days where politicians can get votes by claiming Zionist conspiracies aren't just over. They themselves are now considered to be jokes.
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