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Fatah official: Israel is perpetrating a "Holocaust"

Headline: “[District Governor of Ramallah ‎and El-Bireh] Ghannam: ‘The ‎occupation’s Holocaust is burning our ‎people and land, and the world must ‎intervene at once to stop it”‎
‎“District Governor of Ramallah and El-‎Bireh Laila Ghannam said that what the ‎occupation and its settlers are perpetrating ‎against our defenseless people amounts ‎to a Holocaust on the part of the ‎occupation, which has targeted our ‎people and our land and is setting them ‎on fire.”‎

Note: On June 12, 2014, Israeli teens Eyal Yifrach, Gilad Shaar and Naftali Frenkel were kidnapped while hitchhiking in the West Bank. Israel responded to the kidnapping by conducting house-to-house searches in Hebron and arresting hundreds of Hamas members. The boys' bodies were found by Israeli security forces near Hebron on June 30, 2014. They appeared to have been shot to death soon after the abduction. Two days later, Palestinian teen Muhammad Abu Khdeir was kidnapped and burned to death in Jerusalem in a revenge attack by Israeli extremists. Following this murder, Palestinians took to the streets of eastern Jerusalem in violent and continuous protests. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and other Israeli ministers immediately condemned the revenge killing in the strongest terms. Israeli police arrested six Israeli suspects on July 6th; under interrogation, three of the suspects confessed to murdering Khdeir.