Hamas Rejects Trump's 'Complete Bias' for Calling Gaza Group Terrorists

Hamas didn't like Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia, in which the U.S. president put the Gaza group in line with ISIS and Al-Qaida

US President Donald Trump attends the Arabic Islamic American Summit at the King Abdulaziz Conference Center in Riyadh on May 21, 2017
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Hamas reacted to U.S. President Donald Trump's speech in Saudi Arabia Sunday, saying it rejects his description of the Gaza-based group as a terrorist organization.

Senior Hamas official Mushir al-Masri said Trump's remarks showed "complete bias" toward Israel, "the occupier and its policies."

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In his speech at a summit of leaders from Arab and Muslim countries, Trump included Hamas in a list of terrorist groups posing a threat to countries around the world.

"Some estimates say that more than 95% of the victims of terrorism, are themselves Muslims," said Trump. "It is a tragedy of epic proportions. No description of the suffering can begin to capture its full measure. ISIS, Al-Qaida, Hezbollah, Hamas - it must be counted not just in the number of dead, but in generations of vanished dreams."

Reuters contributed to this report.