Palestinian leaders said on Saturday U.S. Republican presidential candidate Newt Gingrich had invited more conflict in the Middle East by calling the Palestinians an “invented” people who want to destroy Israel.
Saeb Erekat, a senior Palestinian official, described his comments in an interview as “despicable”. Hanan Ashrawi, another top official, said Gingrich’s “very racist comments” showed he was “incapable of holding public office.”
PA officials dismayed by Gingrich comment on ‘invented’ Palestinians
Saeb Erekat says comment by U.S. Republican presidential candidate is ‘despicable’; Hanan Ashrawi says Gingrich’s ‘very racist comments’ show he was ‘incapable of holding public office.’