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Holocaust denial and distortion
Libel: Israel imitates Nazi crimes
Holocaust denial and distortion
Holocaust desecration, denial, and abuse, have all been components of Palestinian Authority ideology. Palestinians from both Fatah and Hamas have accused Israel of burning Palestinians in ovens, and alternatively have accused Zionists of committing the Holocaust against Jews for political, financial or social gain. A PA TV children’s broadcast taught that Israel burned Palestinians in ovens, and at an exhibit in Gaza children put dolls, representing Palestinian children, in a model oven adorned with a Star of David and a swastika. A PA daily wrote: "The exhibit includes a large oven and inside it small [Palestinian] children are being burned; the picture speaks for itself,” as if the exhibit was documenting something true. [Al-Ayyam, March 20, 2008] The event was sponsored by the Palestinian “National Committee for Defense of Children from the Holocaust.”

A senior Palestinian academic taught adults on PA TV: “There was no Dachau, no Auschwitz; these were disinfecting sites.” A Hamas TV documentary explained that it was Jewish leaders who planned the Holocaust, in order to eliminate Jews who were "disabled and handicapped”.

A crossword puzzle clue in the official PA daily identified “Yad Vashem” (Israel’s Holocaust memorial) as a “Center for the Holocaust and Lies.” The same PA daily has published many articles denying the Holocaust, including one that termed the Holocaust a “hen laying golden eggs.”

Schoolbooks produced by the Palestinian Ministry of Education teach the history of World War II in great detail except for the history of the Holocaust, which is totally ignored. One history book goes so far as to teach that Nazism was a racist ideology and that there were trials of Nazi war criminals, but it leaves out that Jews were the target of the racism, and the crimes for which the Nazis were on trial.

Palestinian education erases the actual Holocaust from history and usurps the word “Holocaust” or its own wide range of malicious libels.
This video depicts a PA TV children’s play teaching that Israel burned Palestinians in ovens.
"They [Israel] are the ones who did the Holocaust,
their knife cuts to the length and the width of our flesh...
They opened ovens for us, to bake human beings.
They destroyed the villages and burnt the cities.
And when an oven stops burning, they light a hundred [more] ovens.
Their hands are covered with the blood of our children."
[PA TV (Fatah), March 25, 2004]

In addition, admiration of Hitler continues to be a component of the PA world. A PA funded children’s publication published an essay written by a teenage girl admiring Hitler, who told the Palestinian girl in her dream: "I killed them [the Jews] so you would all know
that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world." This essay published in 2011, yet in spite of broad international condemnation following PMW’s exposure, it was not removed from the Palestinian educational website Zayzafuna, when we last checked in Oct. 2013.

Since 2012, there have been a number of statements by the PA or PLO officials acknowledging the Holocaust. This has not yet been incorporated into PA formal education.

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Libel: Israel imitates Nazi crimes

Official PA daily: Israel and the US, the "Tartars and Nazis of our times," dig ditches for Palestinian bodies 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 26, 2014
Headline: “Woe to the makers of the pit (of ‎fire)” [Surah 85:4, trans. Yusuf Ali] ‎
     ‎“Palestine, the heart of this entire world, is ‎still shrouded in smoke… The degraded ‎savages, the Tatars and Nazis of our ‎times, there is no future unless the ‎‎[Palestinian] nation is destroyed, leaving ‎no survivors except for traitors, fools and ‎those who are submissive. But [should] a ‎nation die in order to allow the murderous ‎criminals to live alongside the traitors and ‎fools, and escape punishment?‎
At the height of the grief and sighs, and ‎surrounded by the tragic killings and the ‎rage of the resistance, the soul seeks ‎meaning and consolation. As if the ‎disasters befalling us in this blessed land ‎would be helping to clarify ‎the Surah of the Constellations [from ‎which the headline was taken]… The ‎scene [described in the Surah] involved ‎the ancient Christian believers… is the ‎summary of a tale about a group of evil ‎men who dug and plowed ditches in the ‎ground, lit raging fires in them and gave ‎the believers a choice between being ‎burned alive and renouncing their faith. ‎Between losing life and losing the ‎meaning of life… In Palestine, they have ‎dug ditch after ditch for us, and the ‎occupiers are still sitting [cf. Surah 85:6: ‎‎“Behold! They sat over against the (fire).” ‎‎(trans. Yusuf Ali)]… There is a struggle ‎‎between those who carry in ‎their hearts the right [to Palestine], the ‎truth and the [Palestinian] cause, and ‎despised creatures devoid of human ‎feelings, who mock man’s right to life and ‎liberty. They are armed by the US and ‎imperialism, who helped them produce ‎and market weapons, and to obtain ‎nuclear warheads, with full impunity.''
Official PA daily libel: Israeli "Holocaust" deliberately targets children 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 15, 2014
Headline: “Israel’s war – hunting the ‎children of Gaza”‎
     ‎“Children have become the fuel for ‎Israel’s Holocaust and war against Gaza. ‎They are now the largest balance in what ‎the Israeli army calls the ‘target bank’ of ‎the fighter planes in the Gaza Strip… In ‎Gaza, children have become a target ‎hunted by the Israeli warplanes.”‎
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Fatah official: Israel is perpetrating a "Holocaust" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 14, 2014
Headline: “[District Governor of Ramallah ‎and El-Bireh] Ghannam: ‘The ‎occupation’s Holocaust is burning our ‎people and land, and the world must ‎intervene at once to stop it”‎
     ‎“District Governor of Ramallah and El-‎Bireh Laila Ghannam said that what the ‎occupation and its settlers are perpetrating ‎against our defenseless people amounts ‎to a Holocaust on the part of the ‎occupation, which has targeted our ‎people and our land and is setting them ‎on fire.”‎

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. Israel responded to the kidnapping by conducting house-to-house searches in Hebron and arresting hundreds of Hamas members. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and burned to death in Jerusalem in a revenge attack by Israeli extremists. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent and continuous protests. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers immediately condemned the revenge killing in the strongest terms. Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6th; under interrogation, three of the suspects confessed to murdering Khdeir.
PA leader Jibril Rajoub: Israel is carrying out a "mass extermination [in Gaza] as the Nazis did in Europe in the 1940s" 
Source: Awdah independent Palestinian TV channel, July 14, 2014


Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: "Never before this assault - not in 2012, not in 2008 and not in all our history - did the occupation have the courage to carry out mass extermination as the Nazis did in Europe in the 1940s, while the world remains silent - except for a few voices here and there - and our Arab home front is paralyzed..."
Awdah TV host: "In what ways can the Arab response - if we can call it that - be strengthened, while they are saying in Israel, 'what is happening in Gaza
is one percent of what is happening in Syria and Iraq and Libya'?"
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: "Disgraceful, those are despicable words, despicable as they [the Israelis] are. [Arab civil wars] are not their concern and not mine. Let it [Israel] also say that it is one percent of what Hitler did. Fine? Let it also say so. Let it admit that it is doing to the Palestinians - sorry for the expression - what Hitler did to them [the Jews]."
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Note: This was broadcast as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Official PA daily: "Zionist ethnic cleansing state... is re-‎enacting the Holocaust against the Arab ‎Palestinian people" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist ‎for official PA daily and former advisor to ‎former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad ‎on national affairs
     ‎“The crazy Israeli war against the southern ‎districts (i.e., the Gaza Strip), has once ‎again revealed the bleeding face of the ‎Zionist ethnic cleansing state, which is re-‎enacting the Holocaust against the Arab ‎Palestinian people.”‎

Note: This article was published as Hamas was firing hundreds of rockets at Israel and as Israel was responding with Operation Protective Edge, which aimed at destroying Hamas' terror infrastructure and ability to launch rockets at Israel.
Official PA daily: Israel perpetrates "dozens of massacres and Holocausts ‎against our people‎," in accordance with vow to "burn every Palestinian child" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 13, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Revolutionary Council ‎member Bakr Abu Bakr, regular columnist ‎for official PA daily
     ‎“The Palestinian people, including all its ‎factions, are taking a stand against the ‎escalating Zionist aggression, which ‎began when the Israeli regime took ‎advantage of the disappearance and later ‎killing of the three settlers (i.e., kidnapping ‎and murder of three Israeli teens). The ‎Israeli government initiated a campaign of ‎racist incitement and sedition…‎
The barbaric Martyrdom (Shahada) of the ‎youth Muhammad Abu Khdeir forcefully ‎evoked the meanings of oppression linked ‎to the ‘burning’, which is annually celebrated (the word in Arabic, meaning "celebrate, praise") by the Israelis in what they ‎call ‘Holocaust’ [Remembrance Day], ‎which was perpetrated against the Jews of ‎Europe… and here ‎they are, performing the same act, with ‎dozens of massacres and Holocausts ‎against our people in Palestine...
The Martyrdom of the beautiful boy has ‎burned away the ‘innocent,’ gentle and ‎humane image which Netanyahu has ‎tried to assume…‎
The ‘innocent’ Netanyahu is the one ‎sending his ‘innocent’ warplanes to kill ‎the Palestinian ‘monsters’ – women and ‎children – in accordance with what [former ‎Israeli Prime Minister Ariel] Sharon once ‎said and carried out personally: ‘I swear I ‎will burn every Palestinian child that is ‎born in this region. The Palestinian ‎woman and the Palestinian child are more ‎dangerous than the man, because the ‎presence of the Palestinian child means ‎that generations will continue to exist.’”‎

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Abbas: Israel commits "genocide... Shall we recall Auschwitz and Deir ‎Yassin‎?" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 10, 2014
Excerpt from PA Chairman Mahmoud ‎Abbas’ speech at the meeting of the PA ‎leadership in Ramallah, July 9, 2014, two ‎days after Israel began Operation ‎Protective Edge in response to Hamas and ‎other Gaza terror organizations firing ‎hundreds of rockets into Israel. In the ‎operation, Israel targeted and bombed the ‎terror infrastructure in Gaza.
‎     “The war has now shifted to Gaza and the ‎other Palestinian territories – for this war is ‎not [just] against Hamas or any other ‎faction, but against the Palestinian ‎people...
For our part, we know that Israel is not just ‎protecting itself, but also its settlement ‎‎[project], which is its main initiative…‎
As you heard yesterday, the Hamad, ‎Kaware and Manasrah families each had ‎seven of their family members killed. Did ‎these families launch rockets? Did the ‎young children and the elderly [fire ‎rockets], making it necessary to hit the ‎home, with all its inhabitants? What is this ‎crime called? How will we define it ‎according to international law? When an ‎entire family is killed, is this collective ‎punishment? This is called genocide. ‎
What can we say about the boy ‎‎[Muhammad] Abu Khdeir? Shall we recall ‎Auschwitz and Deir Yassin? A child who ‎is tortured and then murdered, and whose ‎cousin is tortured to death (sic, the youth ‎was beaten, but was not in mortal danger), ‎but was saved by Allah – I saw him with ‎wounds on his face, legs and hands. ‎What is the purpose of these actions? Do ‎we want to live in coexistence in two ‎neighboring states? Will this behavior ‎lead us to two states?"‎
From WAFA, official PA news agency

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Fatah cartoon: Israel drops Nazi bomb on defenseless Palestinian child 
Source: Facebook, Fatah - The Main Page, July 9, 2014
Text: Israel fires rockets at Gaza
The cartoon shows an Israeli rocket that bears a Nazi swastika dropping on a young Palestinian child, who is running away with a fork and plate in his hands.

Note: The cartoon refers to Israel's Operation Protective Edge of summer 2014, in which Israel responded to intense Hamas rocketfire by targeting Hamas' terror infrastructure.
Official PA daily: Hitler is "applauding" Netanyahu, whose actions prove that Hitler's "death was not in vain" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 6, 2014
     ‎“The Israeli propaganda machine cannot ‎falsify the facts and continue to quote the ‎nonsense the fanatic Netanyahu keeps ‎repeating, and which is [in turn] repeated ‎by the new Zionist chorus, [both] in the ‎White House and outside it. An example ‎of this is the hollow statements he made a ‎few days ago, when he said that they – ‎that is, the Israelis – love life, whereas we ‎love death…‎
Whoever loves life, wishes it for everyone, ‎and does not differentiate between one ‎life and another, [as though] his life were ‎precious and that of his fellow [man], ‎worthless. He [Netanyahu] thereby ‎confirms the Talmud’s teachings, ‎‎[according to which] killing others – the ‎insects (gentiles) [parenthesis in source] – ‎is a good thing.‎
Netanyahu’s terrible racism cannot but be ‎mixed with inhumanity, which is passed ‎down as the ideology, culture and values ‎of excluding others – [values] which ‎maintain the imagined ‘purity of race’… ‎This has caused Hitler’s Nazism – which ‎he used against all his enemies, ‎including the European Jews – to score a ‎stunning victory today through ‎Netanyahu’s actions, for which Hitler is ‎applauding him joyously, since [they ‎prove that] his death was not in vain. Also ‎the terrorist [Ariel] Sharon, who, in 1982 ‎used his personal gun to murder two ‎three-year-old Palestinian children – yes, ‎don’t be surprised, two three-year-olds – ‎as the progressive Dutch Jewish director ‎George Sluizer testified against him – ‎‎[Sharon also] did not die in vain, since he ‎left behind a racist heritage.”‎

Notes:‎ George‏ ‏Sluizer – a Dutch filmmaker who ‎was accused by Israeli official
Abbas advisor: Murder of Palestinian teen might surpass crimes of the Nazis 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 4, 2014
Official PA TV broadcast the Friday ‎sermon from the Al-Tashrifat Mosque in ‎the presidential compound in Ramallah. ‎The sermon was delivered by Mahmoud ‎Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge ‎and Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on ‎Religious and Islamic Affairs. Among the ‎audience was PA Chairman Mahmoud ‎Abbas.‎
Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme ‎Shari’ah Judge and Mahmoud Abbas’ ‎Advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs: “I ‎call on the world that was surprised by this ‎new Nazism, which perhaps surpasses ‎the crimes of the Nazis… Those who ‎killed Muhammad Abu Khdeir killed all ‎people, killed all the nations, killed the ‎concept of humanity, and the world today ‎must say a true word – not just a word ‎meant for the press or for the sake of ‎politeness or pity… We want punishment ‎for the criminals and justice for the victim.”‎

Note:‎ On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal ‎Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel ‎were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the ‎West Bank. The boys' bodies were found ‎by Israeli security forces near Hebron on ‎June 30, 2014. They appeared to have ‎been shot to death soon after the ‎abduction. Two days later, Palestinian teen ‎Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped ‎and murdered in Jerusalem in a revenge ‎attack by Israeli extremists. Following this ‎murder, Palestinians took to the streets of ‎eastern Jerusalem in violent and ‎continuous protests. Prime Minister ‎Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ‎ministers immediately condemned the ‎revenge killing in the strongest terms. ‎Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects ‎on July 6th; under interrogation, three of ‎the suspects confessed to murdering ‎Khdeir.‎
Abbas advisor: Murder of Palestinian youth is "uglier than the crimes of the Nazis" 
Source: Facebook page of Mahmoud Al-Habbash, the Supreme Shari’ah Judge and Abbas' Advisor on Religious ‎and Islamic Affairs, July 3, 2014
‎     “The crime of the murder of the youth ‎Muhammad Abu Khdeir by settlers is uglier ‎than the crimes of the Nazis in Europe ‎during World War II. The world must not be ‎satisfied with condemning the crime, but ‎must act to punish its perpetrators. The ‎deterrent and just punishment is not merely ‎jail or imprisonment, but execution. Peace ‎and the occupation cannot coexist; either a ‎peace that will ensure truth and justice, or ‎occupation, killing and blood.”‎

Note:‎ On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal ‎Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel ‎were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the ‎West Bank. The boys' bodies were found by ‎Israeli security forces near Hebron on June ‎‎30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot ‎to death soon after the abduction. Two days ‎later, Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu ‎Khdeir was kidnapped and murdered in ‎Jerusalem in a revenge attack by Israeli ‎extremists. Following this murder, ‎Palestinians took to the streets of eastern ‎Jerusalem in violent and continuous ‎protests. Prime Minister Benjamin ‎Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers ‎immediately condemned the revenge killing ‎in the strongest terms. Israeli police ‎arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6th; ‎under interrogation, three of the suspects ‎confessed to murdering Khdeir.‎
Fatah official: Jews "frightened all of Europe with the story of the Holocaust, and they are [now] doing the same thing to us" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, June 26, 2014
Official PA TV program The State of ‎Politics interviewed Deputy Secretary of ‎the Fatah Central Committee and ‎Chairman of the Palestinian Football ‎Association Jibril Rajoub
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee Jibril Rajoub: “There are ‎three kidnapped Israelis. Kidnapped or ‎not... Three ‎Israelis have disappeared. They were at ‎the wrong place at the wrong time. They ‎are in occupied territories, the Palestinian ‎people’s territories... At first, the whole world identified with the ‎story of the three settlers, none of whom ‎should have been [in] our [territory], as I ‎said, alright?‎
None of them should have been [here]. ‎This is our land.”‎
Official PA TV host: “Their very presence ‎‎[there] was illegal.”‎
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee Jibril Rajoub: “This is our ‎land and they need to think and leave it. If ‎they don’t want to be kidnapped, don’t ‎want stones to be thrown at them and ‎don’t want to be attacked, they should ‎leave, leave our land. Then they should ‎see whether or not there are security ‎guarantees… ‎
Of course, they frightened all of Europe ‎with the story of the Holocaust, and they ‎are [now] doing the same thing to us. We ‎are 12 million: a little over 6 outside and a ‎little over 5 inside the homeland. 70 ‎percent of our people in Gaza are ‎refugees, alright? In the West Bank, a ‎third of the population are also refugees, ‎and even half of those who are in the ‎‎1948 [territories] (i.e., Israel) are refugees, ‎even in their [own] country.”‎

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Official PA daily: Israel's acts are "borrowed from the Nazis" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2014
Op-ed by Yahya Rabbah, regular columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     "Perhaps not many remember Shylock the Jew, the main protagonist of Shakespeare's play, The Merchant of Venice. Shylock was a usurer, who lent a sum of money to a bankrupt man, on the condition that if he could not repay [the debt], he would take a pound of the debtor's flesh instead of the loan...
The current Israeli government is continuously accusing the PA of incitement, of a rise in Antisemitism and of harming Israel's image! Let us quickly analyze the situation, and we'll discover that no one in the world harms Israel's image more, reveals its racism, and its contempt and provocation of world public opinion more than Netanyahu and his ministers, especially those from the Likud, Bait Yehudi and Yisrael Beiteinu...
Israel lives on an extensive system of British Mandatory laws, illusory biblical maps, hallucinations from the time of the Babylonian or Roman exile for which not a single proof exists, and on acts borrowed from the Nazis, which the Israelis are now imitating against the Palestinian people - as several Israeli thinkers, writers and historians have explicitly admitted in recent days...
Legalizing the illegal, legitimizing the illegitimate, presenting history in a one-sided way, and howling like mad wolves - this is what Netanyahu is doing at the head of his present government, in an insane race against time, clearly loathing everyone and misanalysing what is happening in the region and in the world. So how can the world believe this? How can the world relate to this? Who believes Shylock's false claims? But there is one essential difference, which is that the modern Shylock doesn't lend [money] to anyone, but rather owes everyone - without exception -his ability to survive."
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Fatah official: Israel’s creation was “the Holocaust of Palestine” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 15, 2014
Op-ed by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki
   “On May 14, 1948, colonialist Britain announced the end of its Mandate in Palestine and the completion of its mission, [which was] to allow the Zionist movement to take over. As the last day [of the Mandate] drew to a close, it [Britain] began withdrawing its troops. That same night, the leader of the armed Zionist gangs, David Ben Gurion, finished reading the declaration of the ‘independence of the State of Israel,’ as it was called, to the leaders of these gangs. With them, he approved Plan D, and on the morning of May 15, [1948] the Holocaust of Palestine, its great Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) began… their Independence Day is our Nakba, the consequences of which we are still struggling to absorb and contain. [We are still struggling] to prepare ourselves for the restoration of all the rights we lost and to concentrate all our power and ability on achieving the great victory and putting an end to the Zionist settlement enterprise on our Palestinian land…
As we have seen throughout the history of the conflict, the functional aspect of the colonialist Zionist enterprise outside of Palestine’s borders calls for engaging in war and aggression against the Arab nation, completely dominating all political, social and economic channels in the neighboring Arab countries, weakening and embroiling them in wars and internal and external conflicts, and weakening the [entire] Arab region, exhausting it, to keep it under foreign influence and hegemony forever."

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Fatah official on defining Israel as a Jewish state: “Israeli mindset” is like “days of Hitler” 
Source: Awdah TV YouTube channel, May 12, 2014
The independent Palestinian TV channel Awdah hosted Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen on its program The Political Situation:
Fatah Central Committee member and Commissioner for Overseas Fatah Branch Affairs Dr. Jamal Muhaisen: “I say that a democratic [state] is incompatible with a Jewish [state] or a nation [state].The current Israeli mindset, in my opinion, takes us back to the days of Hitler, when he distinguished between the German nation and the other nations of the world. Today, the Israeli side is also trying to distinguish between the Jews as a nation – I’m not talking about the Jews as a religion – and the Arab nation, who are the original inhabitants of the land.”

PA daily op-ed: Holocaust was heinous, but "the racist barbarity of Zionist colonialism is "no less heinous than Hitler's Nazism or Mussolini's Fascism" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 7, 2014
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for the official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “President Mahmoud Abbas set a precedent for the Palestinian policy on the Holocaust when he called it ‘the most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity in the modern era,’ in answer to a question about Jewish Holocaust Day, during his meeting with Rabbi Marc Schneier on Sunday, April 27 [2014]…
Israeli leaders, especially from the extreme right, such as [Israeli Minister of Economy Naftali] Bennett, [Israeli MP Uri] Ariel, [Israeli MP Moshe] Feiglin and others, will never be reconciled whatever the positive Palestinian position on the Jewish question may be… because they believe that the statements of the Palestinian leaders – and especially those of President Abbas – are a tactical ploy aimed at winning the sympathy of the West and Israel… In addition, they are trying to attribute a hostile position on the Holocaust to Mahmoud Abbas, which is not true at all…
Nonetheless, the Holocaust cannot be considered the most heinous crime against humanity, because that’s an exaggeration. The most heinous and appalling crimes in [modern] times were the World Wars and the regional wars that claimed tens of millions of lives from among the nations of the world. The Crusades were among the most heinous wars earlier in history. Every religious or ethnic war is a heinous war. The Palestinian Nakba – whose testimony against the racist barbarity of Zionist colonialism, which is supported by the capitalist West, is still evident – is also among the wars and calamities that are no less heinous than Hitler’s Nazism or Mussolini’s Fascism.”

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Official PA daily: Israel ”surpassed Italian Fascism, German Nazism and [other] military dictatorships around the world”  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 6, 2014
By Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, regular columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs
     “Since Israel was established on the ruins of the Palestinian Nakba (i.e., ‘the catastrophe,’ Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) – which has [recently] marked its 66th anniversary – the Zionist leaders have been developing their slogans and methods of extermination and terrorism against our Palestinian people within the Green Line, which include the military orders that have harmed the dignity and rights of the Palestinian person in the most barbaric and despicable ways, until they surpassed Italian Fascism, German Nazism and [other] military dictatorships around the world.
After Israel conquered all of historical Palestine, the Sinai and the Golan on June 4, 1967, it continued its ‘price tag’ policy against the Palestinian people in particular and the Arab nations, whose territories were conquered, in general, by restoring the Emergency Law and the military orders, in order to complete the stages of its initial Zionist plan and colonialist project, which is based on the fundamental political slogan, ‘Your land, O Israel, from the Nile to the Euphrates.’”
PA daily op-ed condemns Holocaust, but claims Israel's crimes against Palestinians "surpass the Holocaust crime" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 29, 2014
By Muwaffaq Matar, regular columnist for the official PA daily
     “Yes, we are against the Holocaust, because by [holding] this position we protect our humanity – despite the efforts of generals, prime ministers and leaders of extremist, Jewish parties that smell of racism and discrimination, to deprive us of [our humanity] and deny that we possess it like the rest of the nations.
Intelligent and compassionate people cannot help but perceive the tragedy of a European who was murdered, burned, arrested or persecuted for being a Jew, especially since we are the main victims, more than any other nation in the world, of the Zionist ideology, which exploited the suffering of the world’s Jews and the Jewish problem in Europe. It became a contractor for the old and new colonialist states in the heart of the Arab territory, and it perpetrates war crimes in Palestine…
We cannot accept the crimes of Hitler the Nazi against the Jews in Germany and Europe, even if the crimes of Israel’s political and military leaders against us surpass the Holocaust crime – because we support the right of every innocent human being to life.
Otherwise, we will enable any nation coming after us to condone the crimes that were perpetrated against us, just as we have condoned – for the sake of argument – the crimes of the Nazis against the European Jews.
I, as a humane Palestinian, oppose any form of exploitation, racism, discrimination and crime. There is no difference between victims in terms of [their] sex, faith or color, for we are all children of Adam and Eve.”
PA TV: Israel "perpetrates a new Holocaust each day against our people" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 28, 2014
Official PA TV News reported on Holocaust Memorial Day
PA TV newsreader: “Even as Israel commemorates the day known as Jewish Holocaust Day, it perpetrates a new Holocaust each day against our people; it persecutes them, discriminates and treats them with racism.”
[Photographs of Hitler and images from the period of the foundation of Israel (Ben Gurion, war images, etc.) appear in the background during the report]:
PA TV narrator: “Even as the Israelis commemorate Holocaust Day – which all human conventions denounce and condemn because it is contrary to the nature of all mankind – our people remember the holocausts and massacres committed by the descendants of the survivors of the Holocaust [perpetrated by] Nazi Germany. Israel has not learned the lesson from what happened to them and to other human beings. To the contrary, during its wars it carried out executions, murdered civilians, bombarded buildings with missiles, burned Arab villages in 1948 and set up detention camps. Between massacres, Tel Aviv established its control and occupation of this land, to compensate for its losses and for the suffering caused by Hitler’s Germany and the rest of the world, where they had been persecuted and discriminated against. The strange thing is that the occupation state copied these racist acts, and gave our people, the owners of this land, a taste of them, in order to prove historical fables and promises that exist in their extremist minds alone, about a land without a people for a people who never owned this land… Decades later, the situation has not changed, and Tel Aviv is still making our people taste tragedy – by oppressing the Palestinian people and undermining its awareness of its tragedy, in which Tel Aviv plays the part of the executioner."

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PA official: Hitler could have learned from Israel "about concentration camps, extermination camps" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 4, 2014
Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub was interviewed on the official PA TV program Free Space about the failure of the negotiations between the PA and Israel.
PA TV host: "Do you expect things to get worse?"
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "Sir, we have nothing to lose. What's worse? Do you think we are living in Sweden and have something to lose? We are living under a racist and fascist occupation. I'm telling you, if Hitler had come [here], he would have learned from them how to oppress humans and learned from them about concentration camps, extermination camps."
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