A political analyst on official Palestinian television said the Holocaust was a “lie” and claimed many Jews colluded with Nazi leader Adolf Hitler in order to bring “settlers to Palestine.”
The interview with commentator Hani Abu Zeid was broadcast on April 10, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute, a Washington-based press media monitoring group.
It was aired the day before Israel marked its annual Holocaust Remembrance Day when the country memorializes the six million European Jews murdered by Nazi Germany.
During the interview, Zeid began by discussing recent clashes between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli army on the border with the Gaza Strip, according to an English-translation of a short clip from the broadcast, provided by MEMRI.
“The [Israeli] soldier, the officers behind him, and even the Israeli war [sic] minister, and above him, Netanyahu should stand trial as war criminals,” said Zeid, referring to Defense Minister Avigdor Liberman and Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. “The accumulation of cases, one after the other… The Israelis will end up shedding tears of blood [out of regret] for their current conduct. They used to cry about the false Holocaust in the days of Hitler, the scope of which was not that large. I’d like to point out…”
The interviewer, who was not identified by MEMRI, nodded in agreement and added “The [Holocaust] is a lie that they spread worldwide.”
“Yes, it was a lie, and many Israelis, or many Jews, colluded with Hitler, so that he would facilitate the bringing of settlers to Palestine,” Zeid said.
Holocaust Denial on PA TV – Palestinian Writer Hani Abu Zeid: The Jews Colluded with Hitler in the "False Holocaust"During an interview on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel, Palestinian writer and political analyst Hani Abu Zeid said that "They used to cry about the false Holocaust in the days of Hitler, the scope of which was not that large." The TV host added that it was "a lie that they spread worldwide," and Abu Zeid agreed, saying: "Yes, it was a lie, and many Israelis, or many Jews, colluded with Hitler, so that he would facilitate the bringing of settlers to Palestine." The interview aired on April 10.
Posted by The Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI) on Thursday, 12 April 2018
Holocaust denial is common among Palestinians and the Arab world who see it as a fabrication invented by Zionist Jews to win compassionate support for the establishment of Israel in 1948.
More than 30 Palestinians have been killed in the border clashes in the Gaza Strip over the past three weeks, according to Hamas-run health authorities. Hamas, the terror group that rules Gaza, has acknowledged that several of those killed were its members, and Israel has identified other fatalities as members of terrorist groups. The protests are part of what Hamas said will be several weeks of “March of Return” demonstrations, which Hamas leaders say ultimately aims to see the removal of the border and the liberation of Palestine.