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PLO official compares US presidential candidate Gingrich’s statements about Palestinians to “Nazi ideology”

In December 2011, US presidential candidate and former speaker of the US House of Representatives Newt Gingrich called the Palestinians an “invented” people and claimed that Palestinian textbooks feature the question, “If there were 13 Jews and 9 are killed, how many are left?” The following is the PA daily’s response to Gingrich’s statements:
 "Senior [Palestinian] figures and national forces yesterday vehemently condemned statements by Republican US presidential candidate Newt Gingrich, who claimed that the Palestinians are a 'bunch of terrorists and an invented people'… Member of the PLO Executive Committee and of the Popular Front political bureau, Tayseer Khaled, condemned Gingrich's statements in a press release… He emphasized that these statements 'are not befitting a senior American figure contending for leadership of the strongest country in a world in which leaders compete in defending the values of democracy and human rights; rather, [his statements] befit racist politicians who speak in the language of a Nazi ideology which no longer exists, whose catastrophes were suffered by mankind, its primary victims being the Jews.'"

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