Palestine

Barhoum: Romney’s remarks concerning Jerusalem racist, deny Palestinian rights


Hamas spokesman, Fawzi Barhoum, described the remarks made by the Republican candidate for the upcoming U.S. presidential elections, Mitt Romney, considering Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, as extremist and racist.

Barhoum said in a statement published on his Facebook page on Monday: “Romney’s remarks contribute in reversing the facts, falsifying the history, misleading the public opinion and provoking the feelings of Palestinians, Arabs and Muslims. It is a permit to promote Judaization and settlement other than denying Palestinian rights.”

The spokesman asserted: “Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine and Palestinian people, and we will not give it up. We call on the Arabs and Muslims for immediately protecting and defending it in face of what is being plotted against it.”

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