Washington, D.C. – Today, U.S. Rep. Ed Royce (R-CA), Chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, issued the following statement in response to the establishment of a new Palestinian government between the Palestine Liberation Organization and Hamas:
“It’s hard to see a  government that embraces Hamas getting us closer to peace, much less helping its people.  While the ‘unity government’ hides behind the facade of nonpartisan bureaucrats, it was only born out of support from Hamas – a terrorist organization that continues to call for Israel’s annihilation.  Hamas is no partner for peace; nor a legitimate recipient of aid.”