German chief condemns Abbas’ ’50 Holocausts’ comment

BERLIN (AP) — Germany’s chancellor mentioned Wednesday that he was “disgusted by the outrageous remarks” made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Berlin, accusing Israel of committing “50 Holocausts” towards Palestinians through the years.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz’s assertion on Twitter got here a day after Abbas refused to sentence a lethal assault by Palestinian militants on Israeli athletes on the 1972 Munich Olympics. As an alternative, Abbas countered by saying he might level to “50 Holocausts” by Israel.

“I’m disgusted by the outrageous remarks made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,” Scholz mentioned. “For us Germans particularly, any relativization of the singularity of the Holocaust is insupportable and unacceptable. I condemn any try and deny the crimes of the Holocaust.”

Through the Third Reich, the Germans and their henchmen murdered 6 million Jews throughout Europe.

Abbas mentioned at a joint press convention with Scholz on the Chancellery on Tuesday night time that “from 1947 till in the present day, Israel has dedicated 50 massacres in 50 Palestinian villages.”

“Fifty slaughters. Fifty Holocausts,” he added.

Abbas’s remarks drew robust condemnation by leaders throughout Israel’s political spectrum. Caretaker Prime Minister Yair Lapid referred to as the feedback, “not solely an ethical shame, however a monstrous lie.”

Dani Dayan, chairman of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Heart, had referred to as Abbas’s remarks concerning the Holocaust “appalling” and urged the German authorities to reply to the “inexcusable habits finished contained in the Federal Chancellery.”

The remarks got here a couple of weeks earlier than the deliberate commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich assault, during which Palestinian militants killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic group. Family of the slain Israeli athletes mentioned they plan to boycott the ceremony after failing to achieve an settlement on greater compensation from the German authorities.

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