The Secretary-General of the PLO Executive Committee Saeb Erekat criticized the decision of the us administration to acknowledge a terrorist head of the Hamas political Bureau Ismail Haniyeh.
Previously condemning the decision made by the Islamists themselves. «We are talking about violation of international law that the struggle against the occupation. The US does not hide its commitment to the invaders and are willing to cover their crimes against the Palestinians», — stated in the statement of Hamas.
31 January the US state Department reported that Haniyeh made to the list of terrorists. All his property on American soil will be frozen and US citizens are forbidden to join with him in a business relationship.
«Haniyeh is closely linked to the military wing of the group. He took an active part in the armed struggle, including against the civilian population of Israel. Hamas is responsible, including the death of the terrorist attacks 17 citizens of the United States,» — reads the statement of the state Department.