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Palestinian leader: Gingrich’s comments ‘the most racist I’ve ever seen’

Several prominent Palestinian leaders reacted strongly to GOP presidential candidate Newt Gingrich’s comments labeling them “invented” people and “Arabs” Friday afternoon. “The most racist remark I have ever seen,” said Saeb Erekat, a top negotiator for a new Palestinian state and a close advisor to President Mahmoud Abbas. “This is…

Palestinian Pres. defiant as “all hell” breaks out over U.N. plan

(Reuters) – President Mahmoud Abbas said he is sticking to his plan to seek full United Nations membership for a Palestinian state although “all hell has broken out” over the move opposed by the United States and Israel. Abbas, speaking en route to the U.N. General Assembly in New York,…

Armed men attack Reuters Gaza bureau

GAZA (Reuters) – Several armed men entered Reuters’ office in Gaza on Saturday, threatened employees with guns and took away a video camera, apparently after they spotted a reporter filming a demonstration from the building. The men struck one Reuters journalist on the arm with a metal bar and threatened to…

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