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Mashaal calls Gaza op ‘a Holocaust’

Hamas leader Khaled Mashaal gives his first press conference since the ceasefire, and accuses Israel of being twice as bad as Hitler.

“My fellow Palestinians, in Gaza and in Palestine, this war was imposed on us as Palestinians,” he says, according to Walla. “An eight-year blockade was imposed on the citizens of Gaza, destruction came upon them. People of Gaza, your patience is unparalleled. You are the experts of patience. The enemy attacked us all — women, children, old people, those who take refuge in UNRWA schools and hospitals.

“The leaders of the enemy perpetrated a Holocaust, twice the Holocaust of Hitler’s.”

Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal speaks to Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News in Doha, the Qatari capital, August 2014. (screen capture, Yahoo News)
Hamas political chief Khaled Mashaal speaks to Michael Isikoff of Yahoo News in Doha, the Qatari capital, August 2014. (screen capture, Yahoo News)

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