Hamas, Iran rekindling hatred of Jews: US official

Friday, April 28, 2006 – ©2005

LONDON, April 28 (IranMania) – Deputy Secretary of State Robert Zoellick used a US Holocaust remembrance Thursday to warn of new efforts by Iran and the militant Palestinian group Hamas to incite hatred of the Jews, according to an AFP report.

At a national commemoration at the US Capitol, Zoellick said the victory by Hamas in January’s Palestinian elections hearkened back to Israel’s founding in 1947 when its neighbors refused to recognize its right to exist, AFP added.

“In its response to the recent terrorist Passover bombing in Israel, Hamas continued to justify terrorism and feed hatred,” the number two US diplomat said in prepared remarks.