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Fatah spokesman presents Protocols of the Elders of Zion as authentic document
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Fatah spokesman presents 
The Protocols of the Elders of Zion
as authentic document
  • Claims Protocols instructs "the Zionists" to create "extremist" Islamic "religious streams" that will undermine Arab regimes by causing "internal disputes"

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
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In an interview on official Palestinian Authority TV, a Fatah spokesman cited the Antisemitic forgery The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as an authentic source followed by Israel. Fatah spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi stated that The Protocols instructs "the Zionists" to create extreme Islamic religious streams in order to cause internal disputes among the Arabs. This would keep the Arab regimes occupied and prevent them from dealing with important issues like "arming [themselves] against the enemy": 
 
Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: "The second protocol of The Protocols of the Elders of Zion says: Extremist [Islamic] religious streams must be created, as a complete contrast to the ruling regime [in Arab countries], regardless of which regime it is - be it national, Arab, secular, communist, or Marxist - so that the priorities of these regimes will change in a manner that fits the Zionists. Instead of dealing with health, education, society, and arming [themselves] against the enemy - they will be dealing with internal disputes."
[Official PA TV, Topic of the Day, April 16, 2017]
 
Palestinian Media Watch has exposed that Palestinians present The Protocols of the Elders of Zion as an authentic document. In fact, The Protocols is an antisemitic forgery prepared by the Russian secret police describing how Jews allegedly plan to subjugate the world under Jewish rule. It was published in Russia in 1903 and translated into multiple languages. In 1921, The Protocols was conclusively exposed as a false document.
 
In 2015, PMW reported that Al-Qawasmi already then presented The Protocols as an authentic document, claiming it instructs Jews not to live in Gaza
 
The message that The Protocols is a true document has taken root among the Palestinian population. When Norwegian TV reported on PMW documentation of PA hate incitement in 2013, the TV crew went to Ramallah to talk to Palestinians to check how widespread Antisemitic attitudes to Jews are. In a café, they found that "the most famous Antisemitic text in the world is alive and well."  
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NRK narrator: "How widespread are those attitudes towards Jews and Israel that PA TV helps to transmit? Sunday Evening News traveled among Palestinians in the West Bank to find the answer. First stop: the Palestinian capital, Ramallah. At the first café table we come across, it turns out that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is already the topic of discussion." 
Man in café: "We were just talking about this. Yes, I read some before and I know, I believe that there is a Protocol for they are planning to control the world." 
NRK narrator: "The Protocols is a more than 100-year-old text documenting that the Jews will take over world supremacy, and which is a forgery to discredit the Jews. But at this cafe table the most famous Antisemitic text in the world is alive and well." 
NRK reporter: "Do you know that these Protocols are false?" 
Man in café: "False? I don't believe that. I believe they have written this, because this is the mentality of the Jewish [people]."
[NRK TV (Norway), Feb. 10, 2013]