Palestinian Leader Abbas Apologizes for Holocaust Remarks

(From BBC News)

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has apologised for remarks he made about Jewish people and the Holocaust.

In a statement issued by his office on Friday he described the Holocaust as the “most heinous crime in history”.

Earlier this week, Mr Abbas told a meeting in the West Bank that the Nazi mass murder of European Jews was the result of their financial activities, not anti-Semitism.

His comments were condemned in Israel and around the world.

“If people were offended by my statement… especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologise to them,” Mr Abbas’s statement added.

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