PA official Jibril Rajoub:
Hitler could have learned from Israel
"about concentration camps, extermination camps"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Last week, Chairman of the PA Olympic Committee and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub said that Hitler "could have learned" from Israel "about the concentration camps, the extermination camps."
Following the failed negotiations between the Palestinian Authority and Israel, official PA TV asked Rajoub if he expected "things to get worse." Rajoub replied that the Palestinians have nothing to lose, because they "live under a racist and fascist occupation":
PA TV host: "Do you expect things to get worse?"
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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." [Official PA TV, April 4, 2014]
Inciting hatred and demonizing Israelis is common by PA officials. Recently,
Palestinian Media Watch reported that another senior Palestinian official, Abbas Zaki, said that "the Israelis.. are an advanced instrument of evil... Allah will gather them so that we can kill them." [Official PA TV, March 12, 2014]
Click to see other statements by Rajoub and Zaki.
The comments by Jibril Rajoub were said on official PA TV program Free Space, as part of telephone interview about the failure of the negotiations between the PA and Israel.