Mahmoud Abbas, the president of the Palestinian Authority (PA), compared the Jewish people to Nazis in a press conference on official PA Television Sunday.
In a transcript provided by Palestinian Media Watch, Abbas commented, “If they [Jews] say that they made sacrifices in World War II, and we respect what they say, they should not treat us the way they were treated.”
“We must not be a victim of the victim,” he added, pushing the anti-Semitic sentiment that Jews are treating the Palestinians the way the Nazis treated them.
“I did not do anything bad to him. I just want to follow the law,” stated Abbas, whose Palestinian Authority pays the families of terrorists who kill Jews. The PA also names streets and cities after suicide bombers.
“I want a state on the 1967 borders,” Abbas concluded, according to the Palestinian Media Watch transcript.
Abbas, who leads the Palestinians in the West Bank, has a long history of promoting anti-Semitic activity.
In 2014, he pledged “never” to “recognize the Jewishness of the state of Israel.”
For his Ph.D dissertation, Abbas focused on the “relationship between Jewish leaders and Nazism before WWII.” He has continued to push the conspiracy theory, telling an Arabic television station last year that he “challenges anyone who can deny that the Zionist movement had ties with the Nazis.”
According to the Anti-Defamation League, the Palestinian territories are the most anti-Semitic areas in the world. When surveyed, 93 percent of Palestinians harbored anti-Semitic attitudes.