Palestinian Authority Cabinet meeting headed by Mahmoud Abbas on July 28, 2018.

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas has said during a meeting with his cabinet ministers that Europe created Zionism and Israel.

“You all know Europe is the one that invented Zionism and Israel. It is the one that invented it. Let’s not fool ourselves. This is what history says. Whoever has something that refutes this history, go ahead,” Abbas said.

The PA President naturally didn’t explain how Europe created Zionism and Israel.

This is not the first time that the PA President made these types of statements, in January 2018, Abbas said that “Israel is a colonial project with no relationship to Judaism.”

In May 2018, Abbas claimed that it was Jewish behavior and not anti-Semitism that caused the Holocaust, “they say hatred against Jews was not because of their religion, it was because of their social profession. So the Jewish issue that had spread against the Jews across Europe was not because of their religion, it was because of usury and banks.”