(Photo Credit: mwilliams.info) I can't believe Hamas have learned to understand the word "racism" when reacting to Mr. Netanyahu's speech calling for an undivided Jerusalem and a two-state solution to foster peace in the Middle East. But with the condition to "demilitarized" Hamas before that happens. That was racism says Hamas. Thanks to PressTV:
The Islamic Hamas movement has criticized hawkish Israeli prime minister's policy address, saying it reflects a 'racist and extremist ideology'.
Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhum described Benjamin Netanyahu's Sunday night speech as a "slap in the face" of all moderate supporters of negotiations with Israel.
The speech is a repeat of the policy of the Israeli government, "which aims at transforming the Palestinian people into a tool to protect the occupation," he said.
Barhum added that Netanyahu's stance on the Middle East conflict displays that Israel rejects the rudimentary rights of the Palestinian people.
Meanwhile, Ismail Radwan, a senior Hamas leader in Gaza, highlighted that Netanyahu, in his speech, erased the Palestinian refugees' right to return to their homeland, adding that he also failed to "recognize al-Quds (Jerusalem) as the capital of the independent Palestinian state."
Radwan also rejected Netanyahu's demand that the Palestinians recognize Israel.
"What is needed to be done now, is to stop immediately all ties with Israel," said the Hamas leader. Read more...