PA ambassador to Greece highlights "massacres"by "Zionist gangs" during memorial ceremony for Nazi victims
Headline: "Ambassador Tubasi participates in the memorial day for victims of the Nazi massacre in Greece"
"[PA] Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Greece Marwan Tubasi participated in marking the 76th annual day in memory of the victims of the Nazi massacre in the city of Kalavryta in Greece (nearly the entire male population was murdered and the city was destroyed in December 1943 –Ed.), in the presence of Greek officials and politicians and families of the victims.
Ambassador Tubasi laid roses and a Palestinian keffiyeh (i.e., Arab headdress) on the monument in the cemetery of the massacre’s victims…
Ambassador Tubasi emphasized the shared history of the Greek and Palestinian peoples, which unites them in a tradition of struggle against invasions and foreign occupation of their lands, as despicable massacres have been committed against both of them by the Nazis and the Zionist gangs.
Tubasi mentioned the Zionist massacres against the Palestinian people since 1937, through 1948 – the year of the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel), the massacres in Sabra and Shatila (massacres committed by Christian Phalangists; see note below –Ed.), the massacre in Hebron in 1994 (Cave of the Patriarchs massacre, 29 murdered; see note below –Ed.), and the massacres committed against our people in the Gaza Strip in 2008 (Israel’s Operation Cast Lead, aimed at stopping Hamas' rocket attacks –Ed.), in addition to other crimes that continue to this day…
Tubasi warned not to be tricked by the right-wing Zionist narrative in the US and Israel that connects hostility to Israel's policy and Zionism’s viewpoints with Antisemitism. He emphasized that this constitutes targeting not only of supporters of the Palestinian cause, but also of the principles of freedom of expression and thought."
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.
Cave of the Patriarchs massacre - Baruch Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," murdering 29 and wounding 125 on Feb. 25, 1994. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.