Senior Fatah party official Jibril Rajoub on Monday compared Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler and accused Israel of having Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas on its “hit list.”
Rajoub, the Fatah Central Committee deputy secretary and the head of the Palestinian Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, charged in a Russia Today TV interview that Israel “practices official terrorism, violates human rights, and ignores all UN resolutions.”
“Netanyahu is a distorted replica of the Nazism of the 1940s,” Rajoub said in the interview, translated by US-based media watchdog MEMRI. “He has found himself isolated, because people realize the danger that his racism and fascism poses to peace and global stability. He reacts to the crisis in this fascist, Nazi, racist manner.”
Rajoub went so far as to compare Netanyahu to Adolf Hitler, saying the Likud prime minister follows “the Nazi model.”
“He talks about security. When Hitler occupied Poland he also used security as a pretext. At the same time, he behaves as if the Palestinian people does not exist,” Rajoub said.
Pulling a phrase from his role as the top Palestinian soccer official, Rajoub reiterated his call for the international community to show Israel a “red card.”
The Fatah official said that every Palestinian “is a target for these neo-Nazis,” and that the first person on Netanyahu and Jewish Home party leader Naftali Bennett’s “hit list” was Abbas.
“Madam, Mahmoud Abbas commands the battle with wisdom and balance, and he besieges the occupation. This is a death blow to the racism, Nazism, and fascism of Bennett, Netanyahu, and their gang of followers,” he said.
“Of course we take these threats seriously. These are the slayers of the prophets. These are the people who killed Arafat, killed Ahmad Yaseen, killed Abu Ali Mustafa, and arrested Marwan Al-Bargouti. They did not leave any leader or citizen unharmed,” Rajoub said.