Hamas urges Trump to re-evaluate US policy that favors Israel

By REUTERS
November 9, 2016 12:51

Hamas on Wednesday urged US president-elect Donald Trump to 'bring justice to the Palestinians'.

Speaking to reporters in Gaza, the Islamist group spokesman, Sami Abu Zuhri, said: "The Palestinian people is not very much concerned about the changes in American policies towards the Palestinian cause because such a policy is constant and is based on bias in favor of the Israeli occupation. However, we urge the American President to re-evaluate this policy and to work on bringing justice to the Palestinians."

Trump has told Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu last month that if elected, the United States would recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, marking a potential dramatic shift in US policy.

While Israel calls Jerusalem its capital, only few other countries accept that. Most nations maintain embassies in Tel Aviv.


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