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PA Holocaust abuse: PA misrepresents photos of Holocaust victims as Arabs killed by Jews - again!

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Official PA TV last month deceitfully broadcast pictures of bodies of Holocaust victims in a Nazi concentration camp presenting them as pictures of Arab victims killed by Jews in the village of Deir Yassin in 1948.

Two other pictures (below), which PA TV also claimed were of Arabs killed in 1948 by Jews, were actually pictures from the Sabra and Shatila massacre of Palestinians by Christian Phalangists in Lebanon in 1982.

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that presenting Holocaust victims as Arab victims of Israel is recurring practice of official PA TV, and that PA TV in 2018 deceptively presented these same photos from Sabra and Shatila as from Deir Yassin. 

Official PA TV's lie: 

 PA TV's text on screen: "Occupied Jerusalem - 71 years since the Deir Yassin massacre

Official PA TV News, April 9, 2019


Original source:

Below is the original photo from the concentration camp at Nordhausen, originally a sub-camp of Buchenwald, showing hundreds of dead victims. The picture was taken right after liberation of the camp by the American army: 

 April 17, 1945, AP photo/US army Signal Corps

PA TV also presented the photo below as being from Deir Yassin, showing dead bodies in striped uniforms similar to the ones Jews and other victims wore in Nazi concentration camps. 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. Either way, Arabs in Deir Yassin didn't wear striped uniforms like those of inmates in Nazi concentration camps.

 Official PA TV News, April 9, 2019

In addition to misrepresenting pictures from the Holocaust, PA TV likewise misrepresented these two pictures of piles of bodies from the Sabra and Shatila massacre, which PA TV purported to be from Deir Yassin:

Actual source: Sabra and Shatila, source: Institute for Palestine Studies

Actual source: Sabra and Shatila, source: Institute for Palestine Studies  

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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