The Holocaust, as Explained by the Palestinians
Middle East

The Holocaust, as Explained by the Palestinians

The Palestinian Authority teeters between denial and justification when it comes to the Nazi Holocaust against the Jews.

Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas has famously denied that the Holocaust occurred, or at least that so many Jews died in the death camps, and many Palestinians take their cue from him. But on February 27, the Facebook page of Abbas’ ruling Fatah faction featured a post justifying the mass murder of Europe’s Jewish population. The post included three photos of mass graves along with a brief account of a Nazi officer ordering Jewish prisoners to bury Russian captives alive. The Jews eagerly complied with the order, at which point the Nazi officer pulled the Russians out of the ditch and…