Mitt Romney elevated Palestinian’s hairs with a statement attributing their financial hole with Israel about its culture.
Romney told a well-mended Jewish contributor, “I was thinking this morning as I prepared to come into this room of a discussion I had across the country in the United States about my perceptions about differences between countries.” The Israeli press told that the fundraising meal costs $50,000 per couple.
He added, “As you come here and you see the GDP per capita for instance in Israel which is about $21,000 and you compare that with the GDP per capita just across the areas managed by the Palestinian Authority which is more like $10,000 per capita you notice a dramatic, stark difference in economic vitality.”
Respected global organizations comprising the World Bank and the IMF tell that a main issue after Palestinian financial afflictions is the Israeli limits on undertaking of merchandises and individuals, and other actions that obstruct development.
However, Romney did not made any comment regarding such matters.
Romney told the Jerusalem listeners before parting for Poland, “Culture makes all the difference. As I come here and I look out over this city and consider the accomplishments of the people of this nation, I recognize the power of at least culture and a few other things.”
Saeb Erakat, a Palestinian diplomat, said that the statement was racially prejudiced.
He added, “Romney’s statements are racist and this guy needs to learn a lot, as he lacks knowledge of this region, its culture and history. Clearly he does not know that the Palestinian economy cannot reach its expected level if the occupation continues.”
Last Sunday, Romney aggravated the Palestinians by addressing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.
Romney said in a deceptive commendation of a position detained by the Jewish state, “It is a deeply moving experience to be in Jerusalem, the capital of Israel.”
Some Palestinians, who claimed Israeli-occupied east Jerusalem as the center of an upcoming state, were furious.
Sami Abu Zukhri, the Islamic radical group’s spokesperson said, “Hamas considers the statement made by Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, saying Jerusalem is the capital of Israel, racist and extremist.”