Predictable. One day one of these guys is going to say, “We consider the statements of Obama to be further evidence of the hostility of the American administration to Islamic jihad terrorism and the murder of innocents,” and then I will faint dead away.
“Palestinians condemn Obama speech,” from Reuters, June 4 (thanks to Sr. Soph):
A SPEECH by US Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama on the Israeli-Palestinian conflict drew condemnation from both sides of the Palestinian divide today.
The Islamist Hamas movement that rules the Gaza Strip slammed the speech to a powerful US-Israeli lobby group in Washington, saying it confirmed US “hostility” to Arabs and Muslims.
“We consider the statements of Obama to be further evidence of the hostility of the American administration to Arabs and Muslims,” Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri said.
In the speech, Senator Obama reaffirmed his support for Israel and said Jerusalem should remain Israel’s “undivided” capital.
Palestinians, including moderate president Mahmoud Abbas, have demanded that east Jerusalem – occupied and annexed by Israel in the 1967 war – be the capital of their promised future state.
The international community, including the United States, has never recognised Israel’s claim over the whole city and virtually every country in the world has its embassy in the seaside city of Tel Aviv.
Senator Obama’s comments on Jerusalem to the American Israel Public Affairs Council (AIPAC) also drew criticism from Mr Abbas.
“We reject these words,” Mr Abbas said in the Palestinian political capital of Ramallah.
“Jerusalem is one of the files under negotiation. The entire world knows perfectly well that we will never accept a state without (east) Jerusalem (as its capital). That should be clear.”…
Oh, it’s clear. A lot more is clear also, Abbas.