Publication Date : Friday 11 November 2016 11:43
Time for US to end backing Israel’s perpetual crimes: Hamas
The political bureau chief of the Palestinian resistance movement Hamas has called upon US President-elect Donald Trump to withdraw the longstanding American support for Israel, stating that the Tel Aviv regime is a “burden” for Washington.
“Now is the time to acknowledge that Israel has become a burden on you [the US]… We call on you to deal fairly with the Palestinians and end your policy of overlooking Israel’s perpetual crimes,” Khaled Meshaal said in a speech delivered via video conference at a rally in Turkey’s most populous city of Istanbul on Thursday.
“It would be wrong of Trump to give the green light to Israel to do as it pleases in Palestine… We urge him to reconsider his country’s policy of unqualified bias toward Israel,” Meshaal added.
The Hamas leader noted that "there can be no stability in the [Middle East] region without recognizing the rights of Palestine.”
Earlier, Hamas spokesman Sami Abu Zuhri (seen below) had asked Trump to “bring justice to the Palestinians.”