The Telegraph
Monday , April 28 , 2014
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Palestine condemns Holocaust

Jerusalem, April 27 (Reuters): Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas called the Nazi Holocaust “the most heinous crime” against humanity in modern times, in an apparent bid to build bridges with Israel days after troubled peace talks collapsed.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, however, rejected the overture today.

Abbas has condemned the mass killings of Jews in World War II before and challenged allegations, stemming from a 1983 book he authored, that he is a Holocaust denier.

But the timing of the publication of his latest comments gave them extra significance, a day after he signalled he remained committed to the peace talks and said a future Palestinian unity government would recognise Israel.