Senior Hamas leader Salah Bardawil

Senior Hamas leader Salah Bardawil

When it comes to a choice between a Democratic or a Republican president, Hamas prefers Democrats.

That’s the conclusion reached by senior Hamas leader Salah Bardawil, who is also a member of Hamas’s parliament, during an interview on Aaron Klein Investigative Radio, broadcast on New York’s AM 970 The Answer and Philadelphia’s NewsTalk 990 AM.

Klein questioned which political party is preferred by Hamas in the upcoming 2016 election.

“Obviously the president of the United States sets the foreign policy for the Middle East,” stated Klein, “so it’s very important for what’s going on in Israel, in the Palestinian arena, in the Gaza strip, and beyond. Coming toward the 2016 election, obviously we have no idea right now who the candidates are going to be at the end … is there any candidate or party that Hamas has an interest in, that Hamas thinks will change things for the better in the Middle East?”

Through an Arabic translator, Bardawil replied: “When it comes to Israel, there is no serious difference between both parties in the United States – they are all pro-Israel and adopt the Israeli policy against the Palestinians. But it is true, and we saw it in the last year when there were some wars were launched against the Arab countries, it was led by a Republican president.

“When it comes to make the decision between who is bad and who is worse,” continued Bardawil, “there is no doubt that the Democrat candidate is less worse for us than the Republican. But we are suffering from the fact that both parties are adopting the Israeli policy and we are suffering from this strategy of both parties to adopt the Israeli policy.”

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