Abbas slams Netanyahu Holocaust comments as UN urges calm ~ MA’AN NEWS AGENCY, OCT 21, 2015.
RAMALLAH (Ma’an) — President Mahmoud Abbas on Wednesday condemned comments by the Israeli Prime Minister which blamed the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem for actions taken by Nazi Germany under leader Adolf Hitler, calling the speech an attempt to “evade Palestinian rights.”
During a joint press conference with UN Secretary-General Ban Ki moon, Abbas urged the Jewish people to “respond to Netanyahu’s lies about Nazism and the Holocaust.”The Israeli PM had earlier said that Haj Amin al-Husseini, who famously met with Hitler in 1941, played a central role in “fomenting the final solution,” referring to the genocide of European Jewry.
President Abbas also spoke about the current upsurge in violence, stressing that Palestine needs a “system of international protection” against the ongoing occupation, settler violence and “collective punishment,” such as home demolitions.He warned that the “ongoing…
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