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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) carried out by the Nazis against members of the Jewish religion, which claimed the lives of millions of them… This barbaric crime disgraced the image and history of all of Europe, and not just [Adolf] Hitler’s Germany, because the Italian and Spanish members of the Fascist alliance and their pawns in the other states of the old continent (i.e., Europe) were all partners in the consequences: premeditated burning and murder of innocent members of the Jewish religion from among the various European nations…
In order to atone for this despicable crime against the European Jews, capitalist Europe committed another crime: the establishment of the colonialist State of Israel on the ruins of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) of the Palestinian people, whose children, women, elderly, and young are being burnt by its consequences to this day. This is because, unfortunately, the Zionist movement and its main support – the Hebrew state – is reenacting the horror of the Holocaust against the Jews in the ‘40s of the previous century, in a more barbaric, despicable holocaust against the Palestinians, through the occupation, racism, and fascism which have begun to characterize rebellious, outlaw Israel… The Israeli values, political and military alike… are the same values that dominated Hitler’s Nazi regime in Germany, but the German racism against members of the Jewish religion has been replaced by Jewish-Israeli racism against those with Palestinian and Arab national identities.
On the anniversary of the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews, if only the Zionist leaders of the various schools of thought would notice the dangers of their holocaust against the Palestinian people, and reevaluate their war crimes and the spread of deadly racism in their ranks.”

Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after Israeli Independence Day. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined Palestinian Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly-established State of Israel. The Nakba (i.e. "the catastrophe) refers to the displacement of Palestinians that occurred as a result of this Arab war of aggression against Israel.