Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman said Tuesday that Palestinian "President Mahmoud Abbas' actions brought Hamas to power in the Gaza Strip and now they will be brought to power in the West Bank."
According to Lieberman, "it doesn't matter when the elections will be held; Hamas is going to win and take over the Palestinian Authority."
Speaking to the diplomatic staff at the Presidential Residence in Jerusalem said Lieberman that "there are those, particularly in Europe, who do not wish to acknowledge that the Palestinians are not interested in peace. It's about time to take off the mask over President Abbas' face and say loud and clear that he is a peace refusenik." (Attila Somfalvi)