PA TV appropriates images of Nazi concentration camp victims and Sabra and Shatila massacres, presenting them as Arab victims of Jews in "Deir Yassin massacre"
Official PA TV News, on the battle of Deir Yassin (see note below)
Text on screen: “Occupied Jerusalem – 71 years since the Deir Yassin massacre (see note below –Ed.)”
A picture of bodies in a Nazi concentration camp uniforms is shown. PMW has not been able to identify where this photo is from, but some websites suggest it is from the Leitmeritz concentration camp in Germany, now part of The Czech Republic.
Pictures are shown of piles of bodies from the Sabra and Shatila massacre (see note below). Sources of original photos: Institute of Palestine Studies, here and here.
A picture is shown from the Nordhausen Nazi concentration camp.
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This is not the first time PA TV has appropriated these images and presented them as Arab victims of Jews in 1948. See PMW's bulletins here and here.
Deir Yassin - On April 9, 1948, Jewish fighters from the Irgun and Lehi military groups, part of the forces opening the blockaded road to Jerusalem, attacked the Arab village of Deir Yassin. When the battle was over, the village had fallen and in addition to the Arab fighters killed, 107 civilians were also killed. Narratives differ as to whether the civilians were killed in the crossfires or were intentionally murdered by the Irgun and Lehi fighters.
Sabra and Shatila are Palestinian refugee camps in Lebanon. In 1982, during the first Lebanon War, Muslim residents of the camps were massacred by Christian Phalangists. The PA has a longstanding policy of falsely accusing Israel of committing the massacre or actively helping to carry it out.
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