Breaking: Mahmoud Abbas Repeats & Embellishes Water Blood Libel In Speech To EU Parliament
A few days ago, I posted about a blood libel originating with the PLO: that a prominent Rabbi had issued a religious decree “allowing Israeli settlers in the West Bank to poison Palestinian water sources in Palestinian towns.”
I thoroughly debunked the blood libel, prompting anti-Israel douchebloggerTM Richard Silverstein to accuse me of inventing it to begin with.
Well now further confirmation this originated with the PLO, with none other than Mahmoud Abbas raising it in a speech to the EU parliament within the last hour.
Based on an auto-translation:
During a speech before the European Parliament ..
Abbas: a week ago, a number of rabbis have declared poisoning the water in order to kill the Palestinians. Is this not incitement?
Others confirm he said it.
Abbas says there are some extremists Israeli rabbis calling for Palestinian water to be poisoned.
— Tovah Lazaroff (@tovahlazaroff) June 23, 2016
So now, not only is he repeating the libel, but is now claiming more than one Rabbi has made the decree.
Update: Now the video.