måndag 27 juni 2016

Abbas tal i Bryssel väckte reaktioner

När Abbas talade i Bryssel senaste vecka framförde han bland andra lögner också lögnen om att judiska rabbiner uppmanar judar att förgifta palestiniernas brunnar.
Eftersom detta är en gammal antisemitisk lögn och Abbas framförde påståendet i Europa väckte det så pass starka reaktioner att Abbas kansli  blev tvungen att publicera en forma av ursäkt.

PMW: (Abbas uttalande och hans halvhjärtade ursäkt)
The following is the excerpt from Abbas' speech reiterating the poison wells libel:

PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: "There is an issue that the Israelis are bringing up, and that is the issue of incitement. Despite the fact that the Israeli incitement does not stop, and the actions of the occupation (i.e., Israel) and the settlers do not stop... Just a week ago, some rabbis rose up in Israel and explicitly announced and demanded of their government that it poison the water in order to kill the Palestinians. Is this not clear incitement? Is this not clear incitement, whose goal is to carry out a mass murder of Palestinians? We are against incitement!"
[Official PA TV, June 23, 2016]

The following is the text of the retraction published by Abbas' office:

Headline: "[PA] President [Mahmoud Abbas]: Palestine is the cradle of the three monotheistic religions, and we are not among those who harm any one of them"
"[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas rejected the Israeli accusations and declarations directed against him and against the Palestinian people, according to which he harmed Judaism, and condemned accusations against him of Antisemitism.
After it became clear that the reports that were published in many media outlets about the declarations of a rabbi regarding the poisoning of Palestinian wells were baseless, President Abbas - out of the deep respect he has for all religions, including Judaism - emphasizes that he did not intend to harm Judaism or its believers in general. However, at the same time he condemns the illegal actions and steps of the occupation authorities (i.e., Israel) and its settlers against the Palestinian people, including the incitement against him and against his rights."
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 25, 2016

Israel accuses Abbas of peddling lies, promoting blood libels

Abbas walks back claim rabbis sought to ‘poison’ Palestinian wells

PM: Water poisoning claims prove Abbas no peace partner

Uttalande från Abbas rådgivare: (PMW)
Mahmoud Abbas' advisor, Sultan Abu Al-Einein:“Regarding the matter of normalization [with Israel] and the participation of members of the Fatah leadership and members of the PLO Executive Committee in Israeli conferences, Abu Al-Einein said: ‘If you would ask me about my personal position, I would tell you - every place you find an Israeli cut off his head. Likewise, I am against talks, negotiations, meetings, and normalization in all its forms with the Israeli occupation.’”
[Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), June 27, 2016]

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