Dubai’s chief of police expressed his hatred towards Israeli President Shimon Peres Saturday evening, mocking a cordial letter sent Wednesday by Egyptian president Mohammed Morsi to his Israeli counterpart.
“My enemy Shimon, the [Muslim] nation harbors hatred towards you, and will never forget the crimes you perpetrated throughout your tenure. You have killed thousands of innocent Palestinians,” wrote Dhahi Khalfan in a series of Twitter entries Saturday, mimicking the style of a letter signed by Morsi, where he addressed Peres as “my great and good friend” in a formal note presenting Egypt’s new ambassador to Israel.
“My enemy Shimon, I hate you with the hatred of the nation’s people. Who loves you anyway?” added Khalfan, claiming that Peres had tried to subscribe to his Twitter feed, but he rejected the request.
Dhahi Khalfan, who has over 250,000 Twitter followers, made headlines following the assassination of Mahmoud Mabhouh, a senior Hamas official who imported arms into Gaza, in a Dubai hotel in January 2010. Khalfan, who headed the investigation, accused the Mossad of carrying out the operation using forged European passports.
He recently made headlines in the Arab world for his scathing criticism of Egypt’s Muslim Brotherhood, again on Twitter. His remarks in June that “the Muslim Brotherhood is not Islam” sparked a diplomatic crisis between Egypt and the United Arab Emirates.
His remarks about Peres could be regarded as another attempt to deride Egypt’s political leadership.