Hamas, Islamic Jihad defend Abbas’s ’50 Holocausts’ remarks

Palestinian president Mahmud Abbas gesticulates during a joint press conference with the German Chancellor at the Chancellery in Berlin, Germany, on August 16, 2022. (Photo by JENS SCHLUETER / AFP)
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s political rivals in Hamas and Islamic Jihad have come out in his defense following the uproar over his remarks in Germany, where he accused Israel of perpetrating “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinians. The two groups said that Abbas’s statements represented the Palestinians’ “historical narrative.” The PLO’s Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP), which are opposed to Abbas’s policies, also defended

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