World Berlin police investigate Abbas' Holocaust comments
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BERLIN (AP) — Berlin police have opened a preliminary investigation against Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas overagainst Palestinians.
The remarks, during a news conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz, sparked outrage in Germany, Israel and beyond.
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Police confirmed a report Friday by German daily Bild that Abbas was being investigated for possible incitement to hatred after receiving a formal criminal complaint. Downplaying the Holocaust is a criminal offense in Germany, but the opening of an preliminary inquiry doesn't automatically entail a full investigation.
Germany's Foreign Ministry said that Abbas — as a representative of the Palestinian Authority — would enjoy immunity from prosecution because he was visiting the country in an official capacity.
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The Holoca Deavision of the Palestinian President causes violent criticism at home and abroad. Who is Mahmud Abbas - and why is he so controversial? © Photo: Imago/Metodi Popow Mahmud Abbas caused a scandal with his statements in the federal press conference. The Holoca Deavision in the Federal Chancellery is not the first time that Palestinian President Mahmud Abbas with comments on the Holocaust stand out.
Germany doesn't recognize the Palestinian Territories as a sovereign state, a position Scholz reaffirmed Tuesday.
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