ADL Calls for Condemnation of Abbas Genocide Accusation

YERUSHALAYIM (Hamodia Staff) -

The Anti-Defamation League on Thursday called upon the international community to condemn Palestinian Authority chief Mahmoud Abbas’ allegation that Israel’s military operation against Hamas is “genocide against the Palestinian people.”

“This is unacceptable language and accusations coming from the leader of the Palestinian Authority,” ADL director Abe Foxman said. “We are used to the outrageous criticisms of Israel coming from Palestinians, but President Abbas has reached a new low in calling Israel’s self-defense action, after hundreds of rockets have been launched at Israeli civilians, a ‘genocide.’”

“Mr. Abbas is … referred to as a ‘moderate’ Palestinian leader…” Foxman said. “At a time when the Middle East is overrun with extremism, to have the leader of the Palestinian Authority further inflame the region with these outrageous comments, is disappointing and dangerous.”