Israel to UN: Terrorists Running in Palestinian Elections

(Jerusalem Post) Tovah Lazaroff - Candidates from Hamas and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), which support violence against Israel and have not recognized its right to exist, are running in the Palestinian legislative elections set for May 22. Israel's UN Ambassador Gilad Erdan told the UN Security Council on Thursday: "Terrorists who deny Israel's right to exist are being allowed to participate in the elections. Hamas' list of candidates includes names such as Jamal Abu al-Hayja, who carried out numerous terrorist attacks; Nael Barghouti, one of the longest-serving inmates in Israeli prison; and Tawfiq Naim, another convicted terrorist." As President "Biden mentioned in his remarks on the Palestinian Anti-Terrorism Act in 2006, the political rise of Hamas presents a challenge. Hamas does not even come close to meeting the Quartet's three requirements of acknowledging Israel's right to exist, renouncing violence, and accepting all previous agreements between Israel and the Palestinians."

2021-04-26 00:00:00

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