At a press conference at the German chancellery on Tuesday, Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas told Germans, in the presence of Chancellor Olaf Scholz, that Israel had committed “50 Holocausts.”
The disgusting lie came 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 and taking others hostage. They demanded the release of 234 Palestinians in Israeli prisons, as well as members of the German left-wing Baader Meinhoff terror group, who were held in German jails. The rest of the eleven hostages and a police officer were killed during a failed rescue attempt by West German police.
Asked whether as Palestinian leader he planned to apologize to Israel and Germany for the attack ahead of the 50th anniversary, Abbas responded instead by citing allegations of atrocities committed by Israel since 1947.
“If we want to go over the past, go ahead,” Abbas told the reporters in Arabic. “I have 50 slaughters that Israel committed… 50 massacres, 50 slaughters, 50 holocausts,” he said, pronouncing the final word in English.
Scholz, who later expressed regret about Abbas’s remark, is being criticized in the German media for not doing so in real time.