Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas tells Germany that Israel committed ’50 holocausts’

Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told the Germans on Tuesday, in the presence of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, that Israel had committed “50 holocausts”.

The shocking remark came during a press conference at the chancellery itself, after a reporter asked him about the 50th anniversary of the Munich massacre next month.

In 1972, Palestinian terrorists from the Black September terror group, which was linked to Abbas’ ruling Fatah party, broke into the Olympic Village where the Israeli athletes were staying, killing two people and taking others hostage. They demanded the release of 234 Palestinians held in Israeli prisons, as well as members of the left-wing German terror group Baader Meinhoff, who were held in German prisons.

The rest of the eleven hostages and a policeman were killed in a failed rescue attempt by West German police.

The Israel time reported:

When asked if, as a Palestinian leader, he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the attack before the 50th anniversary, Abbas instead responded by citing allegations of atrocities committed. by Israel since 1947.

“If we want to go back to the past, go ahead,” Abbas, who spoke Arabic, told reporters.

“I have 50 massacres that Israel committed… 50 massacres, 50 massacres, 50 holocausts,” he said, taking care to pronounce the last word in English.

Scholz, who later expressed regret over Abbas’s remark, is being criticized in German media for not doing so in real time.

In Germany, the term “Holocaust” can legally only be used in the context of the Nazis’ massacre of six million Jews during World War II.

Abbas, 87, has a long history of Holocaust denial. He denied the scale of the Holocaust in his doctorate. thesis for a Soviet university. Title The Other Side: The Secret Relationship Between Nazism and Zionismthe thesis claims that the figure of six million Holocaust victims has been massively exaggerated, in addition to claiming that Zionist leaders cooperated with the Nazis.

He also claimed in 2018 that Jews blamed themselves for the Holocaust – a remark he later apologized for, under pressure.

Abbas was in Germany for talks on progress toward peace — or lack thereof — in the Middle East. He is now in the 18th year of his supposed four-year term as president of the Palestinian Authority; he was elected in 2005.

Joel B. Pollak is editor of Breitbart News and host of Breitbart News Sunday on Sirius XM Patriot Sunday nights from 7-10 p.m. ET (4-7 p.m. PT). He is the author of the recent e-book Neither Free Nor Fair: The 2020 U.S. Presidential Election. His latest book, RED NOVEMBER, tells the story of the 2020 Democratic presidential primary from a conservative perspective. He is the winner of the 2018 Robert Novak Journalism Alumni Fellowship. Follow him on Twitter at @joelpollak.


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