On Wednesday, in an address to the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation in Istanbul, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas said that the Jewish people are “excellent in faking and counterfeiting history and religion”.
In his speech, President Abbas threatened to abrogate all peace agreements with Israel since Oslo and declared that he no longer considers the United States an honest broker in the peace process.
President Abbas said he did not “want to discuss religion or history because [the Jewish people] are really excellent in faking and counterfeiting history and religion”.
He said that the Jewish people are “really masters” in faking history, and that “it is mentioned in the holy Quran they fabricate truth and they try to do that and they believe in that”, adding that “we have been there in this location for thousands of years”.
Since U.S. President Trump recognised Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on 6th December, President Abbas has also said that he would seek full membership for the “State of Palestine” at the United Nations, which he had sought previously in 2011 without success.
President Abbas’s Fatah movement said that by recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, President Trump had issued “a declaration of war against the Palestinian people”.