A senior Palestinian official defended Hamas at a UN hearing, claiming the terror group is merely a “political party.”

Senior Palestinian Authority official Saeb Erekat, defended Hamas against charges that it is a terror organization during a hearing at the United Nations.

In an outrageous statement, Erekat claimed that the Gaza-based Islamic terror group is merely a “Palestinian political party.”

The Jordanian-born Erekat had served as chief of the PLO Steering and Monitoring Committee and negotiated the Oslo Accords with Israel.

Watch this video that exposes Erekat’s newest lie in defense of a notorious terror organization!