RAMALLAH, West Bank (AP) — A prominent Palestinian is denouncing the comments from Mitt Romney about Mideast peace prospects that are included in a video that was taken of Romney at a fundraiser earlier this year in Florida.
In the video, Romney is heard saying that Palestinians "have no interest" in peace with Israel. And he says pushing Israel to give up dispute territory in exchange for a two-state solution with the Palestinians "is the worst idea in the world."
Palestinian lawmaker and scholar Hanan Ashrawi (HAH'-nahn ash-ROW'-ee) is accusing Romney of "destroying the chances for peace." Ashrawi calls the remarks "irresponsible and dangerous and both ignorant and prejudiced."
There's no comment from the office of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, or from Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas.