German chief condemns Abbas’ ’50 Holocausts’ comment

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BERLIN — Germany’s chancellor stated 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 over time.

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 am disgusted by the outrageous remarks made by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas,” Scholz stated. “For us Germans in particular, any relativization of the singularity of the Holocaust is intolerable and unacceptable. I condemn any attempt to deny the crimes of the Holocaust.”

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

Abbas stated at a joint press convention with Scholz on the Chancellery on Tuesday night time that “from 1947 until today, Israel has committed 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 known as the feedback, “not only a moral disgrace, but a monstrous lie.”

Dani Dayan, chairman of the Yad Vashem World Holocaust Remembrance Heart, had known as Abbas’s remarks in regards to the Holocaust “appalling” and urged the German authorities to answer the “inexcusable behavior done inside the Federal Chancellery.”

The remarks got here a number of weeks earlier than the deliberate commemoration of the fiftieth anniversary of the Munich assault, by which Palestinian militants killed 11 members of the Israeli Olympic workforce. Family members of the slain Israeli athletes stated they plan to boycott the ceremony after failing to succeed in an settlement on larger compensation from the German authorities.

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