Germany Condemns Palestinian Leader Over Holocaust Remarks

BERLIN—The German government summoned the Palestinian representative in Berlin in protest over a comment by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Tuesday accusing Israel of committing 50 Holocausts since it was founded.

German Chancellor Olaf Scholz stood alongside Mr. Abbas as the president made the comment, and later faced criticism for not immediately pushing back. Mr. Scholz said on Wednesday that he was “disgusted by the outrageous remarks.”

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