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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: Israelis' "barbarity unparalleled even among the ISIS‎," Israel is "igniting a new Holocaust against the Palestinian people" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 5, 2014
Op-ed by Mahmoud Abu Al-Haija, recently appointed editor in chief of the official PA daily‎ by Mahmoud Abbas
‎     “‘Holocaust’ is a term that summarizes a series of organized attacks by Nazi ‎Germany in Europe during World War II, in particular against the Jews, with the ‎aim of annihilating them…‎
Israel of the right and the settlers is the only [country] acting today to erase the ‎memory the Holocaust, and even to imitate it. It continuously incites… to murder ‎and persecute Palestinians like hunted animals, in order to annihilate them in ‎every possible place and way, whether by its army or by the settlers, who have ‎lost their heads in a barbarity unparalleled even among the ISIS [Islamic State - ‎military forces fighting in Iraq and Syria]. Moreover, in burning the youth Abu ‎Khdeir alive, they have restored the Holocaust, today, to its abominable and ‎nauseating path, in a way that demonstrates that they are imitating, like [people] ‎gone mad, those who burned their fathers and grandfathers… ‎
What should the world do now – [the same] free world that did not let a moment ‎go by… without condemning the Nazi Holocaust? What should it do when there ‎are those in Israel who are once again igniting a new Holocaust against the ‎Palestinian people, in order to achieve the same aims that Nazism’s racist ‎whims and fabrications sought to achieve?...‎
The time has come not just for humane and political words of truth, but for a moral ‎stance that will prevent crime and extinguish the flames seeking a new Holocaust, ‎whose devastating wickedness would spare no one.”‎

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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.‎
Hamas news source: Israelis "adopt Hitler's outlook," using children's blood to bake Matzot 
Source: Al-Risala (Hamas news source), July 3, 2014
Op-ed by Wisam Afifa, editor-in-chief of ‎Al-Risala, a Hamas news source‎
     ‎“The settlers used the body of the youth ‎Muhammad Hussein Abu Khdeir, 17, from ‎Shuafat in northern occupied Jerusalem ‎for their sacred revenge [ritual], by ‎torturing him and burning him to death in ‎a crime reminiscent of the Jews’ sacred ‎Matzot [bread], [whose roots] go back to ‎the depths of the history of treachery and ‎murder, in which the culture of violence ‎and murder slowly grew among the Jews, ‎until it entered their religious rites.‎ The ‘sacred Matzah’ here is a Matzah ‎dipped in the human blood of the ‎‎‘gentiles’, meaning, the outsiders, to ‎celebrate the holiday the Jews call ‎Passover.‎
According to historical traditions, [the ‎Jews] would murder gentiles, preferably ‎children under the age of ten, collect their ‎blood and give it to the chief rabbi to mix ‎in with the dough of the holiday Matzot, ‎and then offer this baked food to ‎observant Jews to feast on their holiday.‎..
The ‎Israelis, in their criminal way, adopt ‎Hitler’s outlook, which was based on ‎classifying humans into superior races, ‎which included the Aryans, and inferior ‎races, which included the blacks, Arabs ‎and Jews...
Likewise, ‘Israel’ believes the racial ‎supremacy of the Jews gives it absolute ‎rights to occupy, settle, take revenge ‎and spill blood. They made their holy ‎bread in this way in the past, and this is ‎how they conduct their holy revenge rites ‎today, with the youth Abu Khdeir as their ‎sacrifice.”‎

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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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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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PA minister:"Israel is employing a policy of ethnic cleansing" in Jerusalem 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 11, 2014
     “[PA] Minister of Social Affairs Kamal Al-Sharafi warned of the results of the racist Israeli policy in Jerusalem and its influence on the future of peace and stability in the region and in the world at large. During a visit to several charity organizations in the city, Al-Sharafi said that Israel is employing a policy of ethnic cleansing in the Holy City, and is continuing its efforts to Judaize the city and alter its Islamic-Christian Arab historical character.”
Student on PA TV: “The Israelis were burned… they are doing to us what was done to them” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 11, 2014
Official PA TV program Youth of the Land about the role of social media networks.
Student Jatlina Zinad: “The Israelis were the most enslaved people; they were burned, and today, they are doing to us what was done to them.”
Fatah youth on Netanyahu: “If this racist would look himself in the face, he would see the snows of Poland” 
Source: Official website of Fatah's Mobilization and Organization Commission, fatehorg.ps, Mar. 10, 2014
     “Fatah’s Shabiba [youth] movement in the West Bank published a press release in response to the declarations made by the extreme right-wing Prime Minister of the occupation, Benjamin Netanyahu, demanding that President Mahmoud Abbas [publicly] declare his recognition of Israel as a Jewish state at Birzeit University…
In its statement, Fatah’s Shabiba said that Netanyahu and his right-wing government should learn from history, which has proven at every stage that nations yearning for freedom, justice and independence inevitably achieve victory, and that occupation, racism and darkness are fated to vanish. It [the movement] noted in its statement that every olive tree and every speck of dust in Jerusalem, Jaffa, Acre, Safed, Nablus, Ramallah, Hebron, Gaza and all of Palestine recognizes the true owners of the land, for Palestinian land is alive and knows its original inhabitants, and knows who the new invaders are. [The message also stated that] the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of our people, their expulsion from their villages and cities and the destruction of [their] villages over 66 years ago, will not erase the facts nor change the true face of the land.
In addition, Fatah’s Shabiba addressed a message to Netanyahu: ‘If this racist would look himself in the face, he would see the snows of Poland, where his father Benzion Netanyahu and his ancestors were born, while, if he had the courage to look into the eyes of the children of Palestine, he would see the soil of Jerusalem, the olive [trees] of Beit Jala, the orchards of Haifa, the coasts of Jaffa, the Arab character of Palestine…’"

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Fatah official calls Israel a “criminal, fascist, Nazi occupation” 
Source: Official PA TV Live, Feb. 26, 2014
Official PA TV Live broadcast a program under the heading, “What will happen after the negotiations?”
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “Had Fatah not taken decision-making and the Palestinian national will into its own hands using bullets, it would not have been possible for our cause to change from a refugee cause into a statehood cause. I’m not saying that on April 30 [2014] (i.e., when the negotiations with Israel are scheduled to end), we should pick up rifles and take to the streets, but neither do I rule this out – provided that the struggle be a means, and not an end. Therefore, the most important thing for us to do is… start an internal national dialogue to define our national agenda and our national strategy. In addition to the fact that the Palestinian cause, or Palestine as a state, is now on the international agenda, we have achieved something great and important over [the past] 50 years: We have attained moral supremacy over this criminal, fascist, Nazi occupation."

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PA condemns the Holocaust, but includes it alongside "the Israeli occupation regime" as one of "several chapters of catastrophic evil in human history" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 30, 2014
This is a rare and positive example of the PA acknowledging and condemning the Holocaust and its targeting of Jews. However, the PA subsequently compares “the Israeli occupation regime” to Nazi conduct during the Holocaust, listing both as examples of “catastrophic evil in human history”:
: “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemns the crime of the Holocaust”
     “On [International] Holocaust Remembrance Day, the [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs strongly condemned the acts of massacre that were committed primarily against Jews, as well as against other minorities, which are among the most serious crimes perpetrated by man against humanity. [The Ministry added that these crimes had been perpetrated] in a way incomprehensible and unimaginable to a free person, as part of a process of ethnic cleansing and genocide that will remain a mark of shame upon humanity’s forehead forever.
In a public announcement yesterday [Jan. 29, 2014], the [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs declared that there have been several chapters of catastrophic evil in human history that must be confronted and prevented from recurring… among them are the apartheid regime that blatantly dominated South Africa; the Israeli occupation regime and the domination of another nation, as in the case of the Palestinian nation, whose land expropriated, who was forcefully expelled from it, and who was robbed of land, freedom and honor.
The Ministry of Foreign Affairs called on the UN, its organizations and on all nations and specifically the permanent members of the Security Council, to take measures to protect humanity from these crimes’ recurrence and save it from them now, and hunt down the perpetrators [of such crimes.]”
Netanyahu "imitates Hitler's racism," which he acquired "genetically from the days of the Nazis" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 27, 2014
     “Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel, is trying to create his own political lexicon, which is different than all his predecessors'... And he is demanding that the Palestinians recognize the Jewishness of the State of Israel! I believe that any Palestinian, ordinary as he may be, and any Israeli with any common sense, can ask Netanyahu, as a kind of challenge, what is his definition of the Jewishness of the Israeli state? ... Does Israel really recognize all its Jewish citizens as Jews, like the Falash Mura [Ethiopian] Jews for instance? And do the Arab Jews - Palestinians, Iraqis, Yemenites and Moroccans - enjoy equal treatment in Israel? I believe that when Netanyahu will broach this topic it will give off a very bad odor of racism. It is possible that Netanyahu has preserved it and acquired it genetically from the days of the Nazis and the Aryan race... Instead of Netanyahu disassociating himself from any act that would remind him of Hitler's racism, he imitates it and wants to replicate it against the people of Palestine, its inhabitants and nation and even against the citizens of the State of Israel themselves!"
Official PA daily: ‎‎“Israel is using the Jews in order to ignite a new Holocaust against them”‎ 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 12, 2014
Op-ed by Adel Abd Al-Rahman, regular ‎columnist for Al-Hayat Al-Jadida
     ‎“The only narrative consistent ‎with historic Palestine is the Palestinian ‎narrative, and any other narrative is ‎nothing more than a fabrication meant to ‎justify a colonial occupation that expels ‎‎[the original inhabitants] and settles ‎‎[others in their place]. Therefore, all the ‎claims of the leaders of the Zionist ‎movement, from Herzl to Netanyahu and ‎everyone in between, are false… ‎
Proponents of the Zionist movement are ‎pumping up these lies through their ‎internationally influential media outlets, ‎which are supported in an unprecedented ‎way by the imperialist West, in order to ‎disseminate them and to brainwash the ‎Jews, who have been deceived, to realize ‎‎[their] colonial objectives in the region. ‎This [is being done] because the State of ‎Israel (Note: the Palestinian media ‎generally avoids using this term) was a ‎front line and support base for the ‎capitalist powers… and its purpose was ‎the partitioning of the Arab region and the ‎theft of its resources, to prevent the ‎awakening of the Arab nation and to serve ‎as a way out of the distress of the Jewish ‎question within the given time frame.‎
This conflict was never a religious conflict, ‎and never will be. This is because Israel is ‎using the Jews in order to ignite a new ‎Holocaust against them – not to protect ‎them or their interests – and to embroil ‎them in a war with the Palestinian Arab ‎nation and with the peoples of the Arab ‎nation, even though a central part of the ‎Jews with Israeli citizenship are Arabs – ‎residents of the various Arab nations, ‎including Palestine itself.”‎

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