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The Palestinian Authority denounces a “campaign” against Abbas and emphasizes its “total condemnation” of the Holocaust

The Palestinian Authority denounces a “campaign” against Abbas and emphasizes its “total condemnation” of the Holocaust

MADRID, September 8 (EUROPA PRESS) –

The Presidency of the Palestinian Authority has criticized a “campaign” against the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas, for some controversial statements about Jews and anti-Semitism and has stated that the politician “cited academic statements”, before emphasizing his “total condemnation” to the Holocaust.

“Abbas’s position on this matter is clear and immovable. He totally condemns the Nazi Holocaust and rejects anti-Semitism,” said the spokesman for the Palestinian Presidency, Nabil abu Rudeina, as reported by the Palestinian news agency WAFA.

“We show our firm condemnation and indignation at this unleashed campaign (against Abbas) for limiting itself to citing academic and historical statements,” he stated, given the controversy over Abbas’s statements, which he recently stated before the Revolutionary Council of Al Fatah that Adolf Hitler He massacred the Jews for their “social role” and “not for their religion.”

In his statements, recently published on social networks, Abbas stated that “the truth that must be clarified to the world is that European Jews are not Semites.” “They have nothing to do with Semitism,” he stated, before maintaining that they “descend from the Khazars.”

“They say that Hitler killed the Jews for being Jews and that Europe hated the Jews for being Jews. It is not true. It is clearly explained that (the Jews) were fought for their social role and not for their religion,” he said. before noting that Hitler “said he fought the Jews for participating in acts of usury.”

Abbas’s words have unleashed a cascade of condemnation internationally, including from Israel, the European Union (EU) and the United States. Thus, Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, said in a message on his account on the social network X, formerly known as Twitter, that “this is the true face of Palestinian ‘leadership’.”

For its part, the office of the EU High Representative for Common Foreign and Security Policy, Josep Borrell, highlighted that “these historical distortions are incendiary, deeply offensive, they only help to exacerbate tensions in the region”, while the special envoy of the United States to monitor and combat anti-Semitism called the statements “anti-Semitic.”

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