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Fatah official recognizes Holocaust, Jewish victimhood and suffering, but sows doubt about 6 million victims and equating Holocaust to Palestinian Nakba
"There are different versions regarding the number of Jewish victims who died as a result of the Nazi crimes in World War II"
Jan 24, 2020&Jan 25, 2020
Abbas’ advisor: “What was done to them [Jews] – in the ghetto, in the Inquisition's courts, and in the Nazis'courts – they want to do this to people”
Official PA TV program Quranic Horizons, lecture on Sura 2:114 of the Quran by Supreme Shari’ah Judge, Mahmoud Abbas’ advisor on Religious and Islamic Affairs, and Chairman of the Supreme Council for Shari'ah Justice Mahmoud Al-Habbash "Today, the most prominent mosque that the people are prevented..."
Jun 30, 2018
President Abbas says he did not intend to offend Jews, following Antisemitic speech
"President Mahmoud Abbas stated on Friday that 'if people were offended by my statement in front of the PNC, especially people of the Jewish faith, I apologize to them. I would like to assure everyone that it was not my intention to do so, and to reiterate my full respect for the Jewish faith, as..."
May 4, 2018
PA TV “Israeli affairs expert” acknowledges Holocaust, but compares Israeli government to Nazi Germany
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, review of Israeli press headlines with PA TV “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas Visual: PA TV’s “Israeli affairs expert” Fayez Abbas presents a cartoon from the Israeli paper Yediot Aharonot for Holocaust Remembrance Day on April 12, 2018. PA TV...
Apr 12, 2018
Abbas to French Parliament: “Not one person is against the Jewish religion,” just against those who “steal and occupy our land”; recognizes the Holocaust
Official PA TV, excerpt of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the French Senate on Feb. 8, 2017 Abbas speaks about the UNESCO resolution of Oct. 13, 2016, which denied the Jewish connection to the Temple Mount in Jerusalem, and said that it was not about religion -Ed. PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas:...
Feb 8, 2017
Abbas condemns the Holocaust at UN General Assembly as "one of the most terrible crimes in the history of mankind"
Official PA TV broadcast of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ speech to the UN General Assembly on Sept. 22, 2016 PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas: “At this opportunity, we condemn the Holocaust that harmed the Jews in Europe during World War II, and we view it as one of the most terrible crimes in the history...”
Sep 22, 2016
Fatah official: Holocaust was a crime, but Netanyahu "has no right to implement the same policy against the Palestinian people"
PA-run Channel Musawa that is intended for an Israeli Arab audience, interview with Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu cannot [now] and cannot continue to lead the...”
Sep 9, 2016
Op-ed in PA daily acknowledges Nazi crimes against Jews, says Israel was established by Europe to atone for the Holocaust, and accuses Israel of carrying out a holocaust
Headline: “Learning the lessons of the Holocaust” Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily and advisor to former PA Prime Minister Salam Fayyad on national affairs “Last Thursday [May 5, 2016] was the 71st anniversary of the Holocaust (i.e., Israeli Holocaust Memorial Day)...”
May 8, 2016
PA Foreign Ministry: Israeli law allowing body searches is “Antisemitic,” “smells of racism, hatred, and a culture of religious wars”
Headline: “The [PA] Foreign Ministry welcomes the consensus around our rights in the [UN] Security Council and demands that it translate it into actions.” “The [PA] Ministry of Foreign Affairs condemned the approval (for second and third reading in the committee –Ed.) of the law [allowing] body...”
Jan 28, 2016
Israel’s establishment is a result of “British-French-German-American colonial West”; Real victims of the Holocaust were Palestinians
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for the official PA daily: “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu delivered a speech yesterday [Oct. 20, 2015], Tuesday, to the Zionist Congress, which was full of all colors of forgery, deception, and incitement against the Palestinian people...”
Oct 22, 2015
Op-ed in PA daily acknowledges that the Nazis operated concentration camps
Headline: “The great victory” Op-ed by Hafez Al-Barghouti, regular columnist for official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida The op-ed is written for the anniversary of the defeat of the Nazis, and complains about the fact that the West takes the credit from the Soviets for the defeat of the Nazis. “The...”
May 6, 2015
"There were between one and two million Jewish victims" of the Holocaust, says official PA daily
Op-ed by Omar Hilmi Al-Ghoul, columnist for official PA daily: "Even though the Jewish people were never one nation, the Jews of the different European nationalities paid a heavy price in the Second World War, since Nazis committed a holocaust in the Polish [city of] Krakow and in other cities in..."
Apr 18, 2015
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"
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...”
May 7, 2014
PA daily op-ed condemns Holocaust, but claims Israel's crimes against Palestinians "surpass the Holocaust crime"
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...”
Apr 29, 2014
Abbas: The Holocaust against the Jews was “most heinous crime to have occurred against humanity”
This article was taken from WAFA's English site. The article also appeared on the Arabic site. “In response to a question on the occasion of Holocaust Day, raised in conversation with Rabbi Marc Schneier, President Mahmoud Abbas said that: what happened to the Jews in the Holocaust is the most...”
Apr 27, 2014
PA condemns the Holocaust, but includes it alongside "the Israeli occupation regime" as one of "several chapters of catastrophic evil in human history"
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”: Headline:...
Jan 30, 2014
PA daily op-ed acknowledges Hitler as one of history’s “criminal leaders”
Note: Hitler is sometimes admired in the PA media. However, in this op-ed in the official PA daily Hitler, along with George Bush and Napoleon, are listed among the “criminal" leaders: Op-ed by Muhammad Ali Taha: Headline: “Waiting for a female president” “Kings and presidents have committed...”"
Dec 30, 2013
PLO official acknowledges Holocaust crimes against Jews
During a statement criticizing Israeli politician Yair Lapid, PLO Executive Committee member Tayseer Khaled acknowledged the Holocaust: “PLO Executive Committee and Popular Front political bureau member Tayseer Khaled, condemned statements made by Israeli Minister of Finance and Chairman of the...”
Oct 14, 2013
Positive report in PA daily: Senior PA official visits Auschwitz and acknowledges the Holocaust
Headline: "Al-Bandak visits Auschwitz camp” "A high-level senior Palestinian official yesterday visited Auschwitz-Birkenau, the former Nazi camp in southern Poland. This was the first visit of its kind to the site that symbolizes the Holocaust. According to an Agence France-Presse photographer,...”
Jul 28, 2012