Monday, 27 June 2016

Mahmoud Abbas retracts his blood libel

'Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on Saturday morning retracted accusations that Israeli rabbis had called for the poisoning of Palestinian wells.

The PA president had made the unsubstantiated charge in an address Thursday to the European Parliament, prompting harsh condemnation from Israel, with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accusing Abbas of propagating blood libel, referring to anti-Semitic allegations against Jews that arose in the Middle Ages.

The retraction, which was issued by the Palestine Liberation Organization, which Abbas chairs, said Abbas "rejected all claims that accuse him and the Palestinian people of offending the Jewish religion."'
More here at JPost but obviously not on the institutionally anti Israel BBC who didn't report the blood libel in the first place.

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