| 26 February 2024, Monday |

Germany drops probe into holocaust remarks by Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas

Berlin prosecutors stated on Monday that Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’s remarks on the Holocaust during a visit last year were deemed as inciting racial hatred.

However, they won’t pursue a criminal case due to his diplomatic immunity.

The investigation was launched in August 2022 based on complaints accusing Abbas of “relativizing the Holocaust” during a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

The prosecutor’s office concluded that Abbas committed the crime but is protected by immunity, even though his comments were a clear violation of German law.

  • alarabiya