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PA foreign minister at Berlin Holocaust memorial: ‘Most heinous crime in history’

Jacob Magid is The Times of Israel's US correspondent based in New York

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (L) and Palestinian Ambassador to Germany Laith Arafeh visit the Holocaust memorial in Berlin on November 17, 2022. (Laith Arafeh/ Twitter)
Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki (L) and Palestinian Ambassador to Germany Laith Arafeh visit the Holocaust memorial in Berlin on November 17, 2022. (Laith Arafeh/ Twitter)

Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Maliki pays a rare visit to the Holocaust memorial in Berlin while in Germany for a diplomatic visit.

“We remembered the victims of the most heinous crime in human history,” tweets Palestinian Ambassador to Germany Laith Arafeh.

The visit comes three months after PA President Mahmoud Abbas came under fire for saying that Israel has committed “50 Holocausts” against the Palestinians during a press conference in Berlin alongside German Chancellor Olaf Scholz.

He later walked back the comments, saying that the Holocaust is the “most heinous crime in human history.”

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