PLO leader retracts rabbi charge for poisoning water

Just one day after Mahmoud Abbas accused rabbi's of calling on the Israeli government to poison Palestinian water, he has retracted the charge saying it was "baseless" lie

PLO leader retracts rabbi charge for poisoning water

World Bulletin / News Desk

Mahmoud Abbas, the leader of the Palestinian Liberation Oragnisation has retracted a charge in which he claimed that Israeli rabbi's had called for their government to poison water of the Palestinian people.

Mr. Abbas’s retraction was sent to reporters early Saturday morning. It said that Mr. Abbas “rejected all claims that accuse him and the Palestinian people of offending the Jewish religion.” It added that he “also condemned all accusations of anti-Semitism.”

“After it has become evident that the alleged statements by a rabbi on poisoning Palestinian wells, which were reported by various media outlets, are baseless, President Mahmoud Abbas has affirmed that he didn’t intend to do harm to Judaism or to offend Jewish people around the world,” the statement continued.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 25 Haziran 2016, 12:21