“Massacres have happened to the Palestinian people that were worse than the Holocaust,” says Head of Palestinian Teachers’ Union
Secretary-General of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers Saed Erziqat: “A blessing to His Honor [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas… He is the one who wrote about Nazism and Zionism that they are two sides of the same coin… When His Honor the President spoke [in Germany] about [50 Palestinian] holocaust[s] he did not deny what happened to the entity- and the Jews in Germany, rather he attempted to show that the Palestinian people has also been subjected to massacres, more than the Jews in Germany experienced… We in the Palestinian Teachers’ Union sent a letter to the German teachers’ union… that there are massacres that have happened to the Palestinian people that were worse than the Holocaust itself.”
Host: “And it is happening now, not in 1945.
Erziqat: Yes. Also, the Palestinian holocaust has not ended. The occupation’s daily measures are a holocaust that renews every day... It attempts to do to our Palestinian people what they did to [the Jews] in Germany… He [Abbas] is the most knowledgeable person on the thinking of the occupation and the thinking of Zionism, because he wrote [a thesis] about the comparison between Zionism and Nazism.Therefore, he is the person who most understands the importance of [this] narrative to the world.”
[Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, Aug. 20, 2022]
The remarks by Secretary-General of the General Union of Palestinian Teachers Saed Erziqat were made in response to an outcry in Germany and Israel over PA Chairman Abbas’ remarks at a joint press conference with German Chancellor Olaf Scholz in Berlin on Aug. 16, 2022, in which Abbas claimed Israel “has committed 50 holocausts” instead of apologizing for the murder of 11 Israeli athletes by the Palestinian Black September terror group at the Munich Olympics in 1972, which a journalist asked him to do.