Washington, D.C. – Nevada Senator Harry Reid released the following statement today in response to the Palestinian Authority’s swearing-in of a new unity government:
“Yesterday’s action by the Palestinian Authority is a gigantic step backward. Hamas is a terrorist organization and its leaders continue to pursue the destruction of the state of Israel.
“I stand with Israel and condemn the Palestinians’ decision to form this new government, which is clearly backed by Hamas.
“We all hope that we will be able to have peace in the region, with stability and security for Israel. But the Palestinian Authority’s actions have only moved us further away from that goal.”