19 Aug 2022 9:42 pm
Although Abbas’ Holocaust comparison does not indicate Holocaust denial, the Berlin police want to investigate him. Recently, Ukrainian President Zelensky has repeatedly used images of the Holocaust to incite incitement against Russia. So far, no investigation has been ordered against him because of a Holocaust comparison.
The Berlin police are investigating loudly Bild-Information against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas because of his statement at a press conference in the Federal Chancellery that Israel had committed “50 holocausts” against Palestinians since 1947. An investigation into the initial suspicion of “incitement to hatred” is being processed in a specialist commissariat of the State Criminal Police Office (LKA), a spokeswoman for the Berlin police explained Bild-Declarations.
During his visit to Berlin, Palestinian President Abbas accused Israel of repeatedly “Holocaust” against the Palestinians after a journalist tried to provoke him with a question about “Palestinian terrorists”.
The journalist wanted to know if Abbas would apologize to Israel on the 50th anniversary of the attack on the Israeli Olympic team in Munich by “Palestinian terrorists”. Abbas explained that there were dead people killed by the Israeli army every day. In February, the human rights organization Amnesty International accused Israel of “the crime of apartheid” in a report on its treatment of the Palestinians.
Legal action against Abbas in Germany is highly questionable, since Abbas has diplomatic immunity as a representative of the Palestinian Authority. In this respect, Abbas should not be prosecuted, if mentioning the Holocaust could be classified as a criminal offense at all, because Abbas’ Holocaust comparison does not indicate Holocaust denial. Ukrainian President Zelenskiy – himself a Jew, after all – has recently repeatedly used images of the Holocaust to publicly urge the West to supply arms to Ukraine. So far, no investigation has been ordered against him because of a Holocaust comparison.
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