Palestinians attack Romney’s Jerusalem comments

Click photo to download. Caption: Mitt Romney speaks in Jerusalem on Sunday. Credit: YouTube.( Palestinian leaders lambasted Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s remark that Jerusalem is Israel’s capital, among the other contents of his speech on Sunday.

Romney comments were “racist and extremist and denied the Palestinian rights,” Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barboum said, the Times of Israel reported.

According to AFP, chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erekat called Romney’s statements “harmful to American interests in our region.” Additionally, an editorial in the Palestinian Authority daily publication, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, said Romney “outdid the Israeli apartheid state on many issues” during his speech.

“[Romney] went further than Israel on the Iranian issue, on the Syria’s chemical weapons and on the political solution [to the Palestinian issue],” according to the editorial.

Posted on July 31, 2012 .