Apr 24 2014

Graham Statement on Hamas-Fatah Unity Government

WASHINGTON - U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made this statement on the announcement of the formation of a Hamas-Fatah unity government.

"The recent decision by the Palestinian Authority to align themselves with Hamas is deeply disturbing on multiple fronts. Hamas is, by any rational definition, a terrorist organization. The decision by the Palestinian Authority to align with Hamas makes any future peace negotiations with Israel impossible.

"This is a provocative act by the Palestinian Authority which runs counter to serious peace negotiations with Israel. It clearly demonstrates the Palestinians have little fear or respect for the Obama Administration.

"I hope Congress will take a forceful stand against this decision."