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Abbas accuses Israel of committing a "holocaust" for the Palestinians

Abbas accuses Israel of committing a “holocaust” for the Palestinians

After his meeting with German Chancellor Schulz, the Palestinian president said that “Israel has committed 50 massacres in 50 Palestinian sites since 1947 until the present day.” His comments were angry.

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas Israel received during his visit to BerlinholocaustAbbas said in a joint press conference with Chancellor Olaf on Tuesday that “Israel has committed 50 massacres in 50 Palestinian sites since 1947 until the present day.” scholz (SPD) in the Chancellery. “50 massacres and 50 holocausts,” he added.

A journalist had asked him earlier if he was apologizing to Israel on the 50th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli Olympic team by Palestinian terrorists in Munich. Abbas said the Israeli army was killing people every day. “If we want to continue searching in the past, yes please.” In his response, Abbas did not address the attack on the Olympics, in which 11 Israelis were killed.

Schulz is angry at the comments

Schulze followed the statements with a petulant expression, clearly annoyed and also preparing to respond. His spokesman Stephen Hebestreet announced the end of the press conference as soon as Abbas responded. The question put to the Palestinian President was previously announced as the last question. Hepstreet later reported that Schultz was outraged by Abbas’ statement.

Schultz had earlier criticized Abbas on stage for describing Israeli policy as an “apartheid regime”. “I want to say frankly at this point that I don’t embrace the word apartheid and I don’t think that’s the right way to describe the situation,” Schultz said.

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Abbas had said earlier that “the transition to a new reality of one state in an apartheid regime” does not serve security and stability in the region.

(APA/DBA)