Palestinian president apologises for alleged anti-Semitic remarks

Palestinian president apologises for alleged anti-Semitic remarksPalestinian president Mahmud Abbas apologised Friday for alleged anti-Semitic comments that drew global condemnation. “If people were offended by my statement at the Palestinian National Council, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologise to them,” he said in a statement, days after appearing to suggest Jewish behaviour, including money lending, led to their persecution in Europe. The English-language statement added that he opposed “anti-Semitism in all its forms” and wanted “to reiterate our long held condemnation of the Holocaust, as the most heinous crime in history”.



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