over two million Palestinian children...
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 23, 2014
Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust memorial center:
d"Exploiting these terms from the Holocaust,
in order to incite and inflame hatred,
desecrates the memory of the Holocaust."
[July 24, 2014]
by Itamar Marcus
Part 4: Additional examples and longer segments
Image from Fatah Facebook -
"The Main Page," July 9, 2014
During the Gaza operation, the Palestinian Authority and Fatah, both headed by Mahmoud Abbas, actively and repeatedly desecrated the memory of the Holocaust by comparing Israel's measures against Hamas to the Nazi genocide:
Often the PA claimed Israel was worse than the Nazis:
At times, Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu was the focus of the PA hate speech:
Yad Vashem, Israel's Holocaust Memorial center, condemned what it called "demagogic abuse of Holocaust imagery and language" as desecration of the memory of the Holocaust:
PA and Fatah leaders and official news outlets used the following Holocaust comparisons and hate expressions to define Israelis and/or Israel's actions:
- "Holocaust unlike any that has been recorded"
- "Reenacting the Holocaust"
- "Surpassed Nazism and fascism"
- "Descendant of the Nazis"
- "The new Nazis"
- "Opened its gates to the death factories"
- "Holocaust state"
- "Genocidal war"
- "Holocaust war"
- "Scum is what this Hebrew state is"
- "Nazi Israeli mentality"
- "Flinging its neo-fascist flames"
- "Barbarity, arrogance, and bloodletting"
- "Surpassed Hitler's massacres"
- "Nazi, sadist and fascist"
- "The Nazi crimes"
- "[Gaza] reminded the world of the residents of Hiroshima and Nagasaki in World War II, after the atom bombs had been dropped"
- "Israel, the rogue state, which is still blackmailing Germany, Europe and humanity with the Holocaust"
"Robotic soldiers from hell, burning with extremism like fiery devils, possessed by the culture of murder and death."
The official PA daily used its Holocaust comparison as "proof" that Israel has no right to exist:
Palestinian Media Watch has reported that the PA and Fatah regularly desecrate the memory of the Holocaust with misappropriated Holocaust terminology. All of the examples in this Special Report were published during and immediately after the 2014 Gaza war, and are from official PA and Fatah sources. Mahmoud Abbas is chairman of both the PA and Fatah.
"[Israel] did more evil and more horrifying things than what happened in the Nazi crematoria... Scum is what this Hebrew state is... a Holocaust state."
"A Holocaust unlike any that has been recorded in history!"
"Since 1948, Israel has murdered over two million Palestinian children... the number of Jewish children murdered in the Nazi Holocaust... did not exceed a million and a quarter."
"Israel... has surpassed Hitler's massacres... By calling Israel Nazi, sadist and fascist for its present actions, we are letting it off lightly."
"The new Nazis are committing more heinous crimes against our people than those committed by the Nazis against humanity."