Thursday, May 29, 2003
PMW: Palestinians again teach Holocaust denial
Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
Thursday May 29, 2003
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Palestinians Teach Holocaust Denial Again
By Itamar Marcus
In yet another case of odious Palestinian Authority Holocaust denial, PA TV
this week taught the following "Truths" about World War II:
1. The Nazis did not specifically plan the killing of Jews.
2. Jews, Germans, Gypsies, and Poles were all killed in World War II,
as happens in war.
3. If Hitler planned any extermination, it was of disabled Germans.
4. The term "Holocaust" in its human sense refers to experiences of the
Palestinians, the Gypsies..
5. The "Holocaust industry" is a financial scheme of the Zionist
leadership that has generated billions of dollars in profits.
It is curious that the PA has chosen this period to initiate this interview,
as many of these same points appear in a Holocaust denial book by PA Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas.
The following is the PA TV interview with Ismail Elbakawi, translator of the
book: "The Fundamentalism of the Jews in Israel." Elbakawi is discussing a
book called: "The Holocaust Industry" and his statements are supported by the interviewer.
"[The Holocaust] was a real event that occurred from 1939 to 1945. However, it did not just affect the Jews in Europe, but also other nations including the Poles, the Hungarians, the Russians - as you remember, 20 million Russians were killed and Germans, and Gypsies. They were annihilated and killed as a result of the war, and not due to a prior plan.
It is possibly true that Hitler planned the extermination of disabled Germans. It is likely that these things are true, I don't know. This is the historical truth: the true Nazi Holocaust. I apologize for using the word "Holocaust".
This is a word that they try to attach only to the Jews who were killed, but I use this expression in the human sense. It can also be used to refer to the Palestinians and the suffering that the Israelis [have caused] them. The Palestinians also have their own private Holocaust, and this is also true of the Gypsies, etc.
What the Zionist leadership in general and the American in particular have
tried [to do] is to turn this truly tragic historical event into an
industrial enterprise, an enterprise that will bring them a lot of capital,
a fortune of wealth. For example, they started in Germany in the 1950s with what they called "reparations" and suddenly, in the second half of the 1990s they turned, after Germany to Austria, they turned to Switzerland and began to invent their lies, according to which, the Swiss bought the gold fillings of the Jewish victims that the Nazis had taken from the teeth [of the Jews].
The Holocaust enterprise forced the Swiss government to approve [the sum of] one billion and 250 million dollars. [Why do] so many of the Swiss support Palestinian rights..?
Because Swiss society is very hurt by having discovered the robbery [of the Jews.]."
PA TV May 27, 2003