Haaretz: Abbas apologizes to ‘Jewish People’ for offensive comments, condemning Holocaust and anti-Semitism

Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas apologized Friday for comments he made last week which were widely decried as anti-Semitic.

“If people were offended by my statement, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as well as other monotheistic faiths.

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