Gretta Duisenberg apologises for 'Nazi' remarks

Gretta Duisenberg has apologised for saying last week that the Israeli occupation of Palestinian territories was worse than the Nazi occupation of the Netherlands - with the exception of the Holocaust.

The wife of European Central Bank president Wim Duisenberg acknowledged in a short statement made last Friday night that her remarks, reported in newspaper Algemeen Dagblad, had been hurtful. She apologised for making a comparison between the Israeli armed forces and the Nazis.

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