Wes Hickman (202) 224-5972 or Kevin Bishop (864) 250-1417
– U.S. Senator Lindsey Graham (R-South Carolina) today made the following statement on the Palestinian elections.
“If the election results hold and are considered legitimate, it will be a tremendous setback for the Middle East peace process. The hopes and dreams of the Palestinian people to live in an independent state with dignity and peace will never materialize as long as a terrorist organization is their voice.
“The election results amount to a de-facto declaration of war by the Palestinian people against the state of Israel. It’s imperative our nation redouble its commitment to the state of Israel and cautiously evaluate any future assistance to a Palestinian regime governed by terrorists.”