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Holocaust denial and distortion
Admiration of Hitler and Nazism
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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Admiration of Hitler and Nazism
The name Hitler does not carry the stigma in PA society that it does in the West. Both the Hamas weekly and the Fatah PA dailies have written in favorable tones about Hitler. To some Palestinians, the man and his name are worthy of admiration. While it may be surprising to Western observers to see official Palestinian sources presenting Hitler in a heroic light, it is important to note that the revulsion of Hitler that is taken for granted in the West is not true of Palestinian society.

There are even Palestinians whose first name is “Hitler”: Hitler Salah [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 28, 2005], Hitler Abu-Alrab [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2005], Hitler Mahmud Abu-Libda [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec.18, 2000.] Articles reflecting admiration for Hitler have appeared in both Fatah and Hamas newspapers.

[Husseini inspects Nazi troops]                            [Hitler with Husseini]

A contributing factor to this admiration may be the history of the Hitler-Arab alliance during the Second World War. The Arab leader from British Palestine, the Mufti Haj Amin Al-Husseini, was actively allied with Hitler. The numerous meetings between the Mufti and Hitler, as well as the Mufti’s radio broadcasts urging Muslims to fight alongside the Nazis, are well-documented.

The following are more examples of Hitler admiration amongst PA society:
PA accuses PM Netanyahu of incitement for comparing Palestinian cartoon with visually similar Nazi cartoon 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 25, 2014
     ‎“Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin ‎Netanyahu protested on his website (sic. – ‎should be: Facebook page) the materials ‎being published on the official Facebook ‎page of the Palestinian National Security ‎Forces on the issue of the right of return. ‎The Israeli Prime Minister’s website used ‎these materials to claim that 93% of our ‎people are Antisemitic! ‎
The Israeli Prime Minister’s website ‎published a cartoon that had appeared on ‎the Facebook page of the Palestinian ‎National Security Forces, which expresses ‎that Israel is preventing [the realization of] ‎the right of return and the implementation ‎of the decisions of the international ‎institutions regarding the Palestinian ‎refugees, and compared it to a cartoon ‎attacking Jews that had been published in ‎a Nazi newspaper in 1930.‎‏ ‏
On this issue, National Security Forces ‎spokesman Hafez Al-Rifai said: ‘This step ‎is part of the insane incitement campaign ‎the Israeli government is mounting against ‎the [Palestinian] leadership, in order to ‎dissuade it from continuing to demand the ‎rights of our people and from achieving a ‎just peace.’‎"

Text on cartoon:

‎“93% of Palestinian adults have ‎Antisemitic opinions… ‎
The Nazi journal, Der Sturmer, 1930‎
Facebook page of the Palestinian National ‎Security Forces, 2014. ‎
This is the result of the PA’s incitement.
‎Source: the international study published ‎by the Anti-Defamation League.”‎

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Palestinian named for Hitler 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 8, 2014
     “Commissioner of the Scout [Movement] in the Hebron district, Hitler Abu Hammad, called to increase the number of activities that serve society and highlight the Scouts’ important voluntary role in Palestinian society.”
PA-associated youth magazine publishes list of sayings claimed as Hitler's 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Aug. 1, 2013
Headline: "Among Hitler's sayings"
"Don't argue with a fool because people won't be able to tell you apart."
"When the defeated smiles, he denies the winner the pleasure of victory."
"Don't challenge a man who has nothing to lose."
"A man remains a boy until his mother dies. When she dies he suddenly grows old."
"If you were stabbed in the back, know that you are in front."
"Be a friend, but don't aspire to have a friend."
"When you love your enemy, he feels his small worth."
"We are all like the moon - we have a dark side."
"Don't find fault in your wife's taste for she chose you in the first place."
"We love the past because it has gone. If it should return - (sentence cut off in original)."
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Note: Zayzafuna's website states that the magazine's advisory board is comprised of Palestinian Authority officials and educators, including Jihad Zakarneh, PA Deputy Minister of Education, and Abd Al-Hakim Abu Jamous, Head of Media Department, PA Ministry of Education.
In May 2011, the Deputy Chairman of the
Zayzafuna organization Abd Al-Karim Ziyada explained on PA TV that the PA gives "a monthly payment of 10,000 shekels ($2,700) to cover the magazine's [costs]." [Official PA TV, May 9 and 13, 2011]
PA daily op-ed lauds Nazism: "Had Hitler won, Nazism would be an honor" 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 18, 2013
Op-ed by Hassan Ouda Abu Zaher:
     "'History is a great lie written by the victors' - said Napoleon Bonaparte, the source of dubious historical writing and father of Freemasonry in France. If so, is the history planted in us through TV and the standard educational curriculum indeed true? The source of this history is the West - the victor ever since the fall of Andalusia (Muslim Spain)! ...Our history is replete with lies, from lies about the corrupt [Caliph] Harun Al-Rashid, which ignore the sources indicating that he dedicated one year to pilgrimage [to Mecca] and one year to Jihad (i.e., he was a good Muslim), to the lie about Al-Qaeda and the Sept. 11 events, which asserted that Muslim terrorists committed it, and that it was not an internal American action by the Freemasons, which was mentioned in the Illuminati game cards ten years before it took place, and in over 15 Zionist and Freemason Hollywood-produced films in the 1990s. The method of repeating [the lies] over and over has authenticated false facts. Had Hitler won, Nazism would be an honor that people would be competing to belong to, and not a disgrace punishable by law. Churchill and Roosevelt were alcoholics, and in their youth were questioned more than once about brawls they started in bars, while Hitler hated alcohol and was not addicted to it. He used to go to sleep early and wake up early, and was very organized. These facts have been turned upside down as well, and Satan has been dressed with angels' wings..."
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PLO children's magazine glorifies Hitler 
Source: Zayzafuna magazine, Feb. 1, 2011
Essay in Zayzafuna youth magazine glorifies Hitler:
     “One hot day, I was very tired after a hard day… and suddenly I saw four white doors in front of me. I opened them in no particular order... I turned to the next door; there Hitler awaited me. I said, 'You're the one who killed the Jews?'
He [Hitler] said: 'Yes. I killed them so you would all know that they are a nation which spreads destruction all over the world. And what I ask of you is to be resilient and patient, concerning the suffering that Palestine is experiencing at their hands.'
I said [to Hitler]: 'Thanks for the advice.'"
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Note: Zayzafuna is a PLO magazine for children funded by the PA. The magazine, which includes material written by both the magazine’s staff and child readers, represents the values of the educators and serves as a window into the minds of the Palestinian children submitting material to the magazine. PMW’s book Deception includes a chapter on Zayzafuna. Following PMW’s exposure of Hitler glorification in the February 2011 issue, UNESCO halted its funding of the magazine. View UNESCO’s statement and PMW's bulletin on the December 2011 issue of the magazine.
Hitler honored through PA radio quiz 
Source: Radio Voice of Palestine (Fatah), Nov. 27, 2007
Voice of Palestine radio contest
     "His golden year was 1940, when his armies invaded Denmark, Norway, Luxembourg, Holland, and Belgium and defeated France ... By mid 1942, his country controlled the largest land area in Europe… He refused to surrender and continued to fight for two more years, but, his bitter end came in the spring of 1945 when he took his own life…. Who is he?"
Hamas: Hitler praised the Palestinians as models 
Source: Al-Risala (Hamas news source), May 18, 2006
The Hamas weekly listed with pride the ways in which different foreign leaders singled out the Palestinians as examples of ideal revolutionaries. The first leader the Palestinian paper cited for praising the Palestinians was Adolf Hitler:
     "Adolf Hitler, while exciting the Germans of the Sudetenland - the Sudetenland is a German province that the Allies had annexed to Czechoslovakia after the First World War - told them in his broadcasts: Look at what the Palestinian revolutionaries are doing to Great Britain!"
Palestinians name children after famous Nazi 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 15, 2001
"Woman's Voice" supplement to Al-Ayyam PA daily:
     "Sometimes parents name their children with foreign names, due to the father's admiration for a foreign personality. This is the source of the names Rommel [Nazi General] and Napoleon."
“Charmed” Arabs named their children “Hitler” 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2000
"Even Adolf Hitler, who after the fall of Nazi Germany turned into a political horror for most writers and artists, during the last decades has started to reestablish his place in the picture. There are some in Britain who defended Hitler and tried to do justice for him. There are elderly people, among them Arabs, who still carry the name Hitler since their fathers, who were charmed by him, linked them [their children] with his name."
Mein Kampf, Palestinian best seller 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 2, 1999
     Mein Kampf was rated 6th on the best-seller list among Palestinians in a survey conducted and reported in PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida.





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