Israeli Jewish man questioned by police over praise for Holocaust

An Israeli Jewish man is under investigation for praising the Nazi Holocaust in Facebook posts.

The man, 55, praised Nazi Germany for its genocide of “Ashkenazi” Jews, apparently unaware that the Nazi regime did not limit its mass slaughter to European Jews, but also shipped North African Jews who came under its control to concentration and death camps.

In a statement Thursday, the Israel Police notes that the investigation is “unusual,” and was only launched with the approval of the state prosecution due to the “extraordinarily severe statements” posted by the man and the closeness of the comments to Holocaust Memorial Day, which will be held in Israel starting on the evening of April 23.

Expressing support for the Nazi genocide is illegal in Israel.

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