‘We stood tall against the bully’: Palestinians hail end of Trump, welcome Biden

‘At least we won’t wake up every morning expecting the worst,’ Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riyad al-Maliki tells local media

Then-US vice president Joseph Biden, left, walks with Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas ahead of their meeting in the West Bank city of Ramallah on March 10, 2010. (AP/Tara Todras-Whitehill)

As Joe Biden became US president Wednesday, Palestinian officials welcomed him to the post, but more than they were happy to see Biden’s arrival they appeared to be glad to see his predecessor Donald Trump go.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas congratulated Biden with a laconic statement.

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