Another Palestinian Authority official justifies Hitler’s Holocaust

Yet such blatant antisemitism continues to be ignored by those holding the Palestinian Authority aloft as a viable peace partner.

By Ryan Jones | | Topics: palestinians, Holocaust
Fatah terrorists during a parade in the Balata camp on the outskirts of Nablus (Shechem) in Samaria, May 5, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.
Fatah terrorists during a parade in the Balata camp on the outskirts of Nablus (Shechem) in Samaria, May 5, 2023. Photo by Nasser Ishtayeh/Flash90.

Yet another senior official from the Palestinian Authority that the Biden administration wants to see ruling Gaza following the war there has publicly justified Adolf Hitler’s Holocaust against the Jewish people.

In an interview with Egyptian television that was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Yasser Abu Sido stated that Hitler had “obvious reasons” for attempting to exterminate the Jews.

Abu Sido is a prolific author and a senior member of Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah faction.

Speaking to Egypt’s Sada Al-Balad TV, he posed the question: “Why did the Holocaust happen?”

For Abu Sido, as for many Palestinians, the answer to that question is obvious: The Jews had it coming.

“I am not a fan of Hitler, but when Hitler perpetrated the Holocaust, he had obvious reasons,” explained the Palestinian official. “They [the Jews] planned to take control of Germany. They started to bring down Germany in terms of the economy and moral values. Hitler reacted by making the Jews go on the streets and lick the sidewalks. They know this very well.”

Abu Sido went on to claim that the Jews have “distorted many verses in the Torah, in order to make them more agreeable for them. I do not want to cite examples, because some people might consider me an antisemite, although it is us Arabs who are Semites, not them.”

The kind of rhetoric one might expect to hear in Nazi Germany in the 1930s, and which many people in the West believe is no longer part of “civilized” political discourse, is still entirely common in the halls of power of the Arab world, and in particular among the Palestinian leadership. The same Palestinian leadership that Washington, London, France and Berlin think is a viable peace partner to the Jewish state.

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