Hamas begs to differ.
BETHLEHEM (Ma’an) — The PLO’s envoy to the US on Tuesday said presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s videotaped comments about the Palestinians showed a “complete ignorance” of the facts.
“The leaked statements by the Republican presidential nominee once again show complete ignorance of facts and realities regarding the Israeli-Palestinian conflict,” Maen Areikat said in a statement.
“Romney’s allegations that Palestinians are committed to the destruction of Israel are baseless given the fact that Palestinians have expressed support for the two-state solution, and repeatedly recognized Israel’s right to exist.”
Areikat added: “The best way the Republican nominee can help in resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict is by adhering to long-standing US policy regarding an acceptable solution that will lead to the end of military occupation of Palestine, peace, and security.”
In the video, released Tuesday by a liberal American magazine, Romney is seen telling donors that Palestinians have no interest in peace and are committed to the destruction of Israel.