According to Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party, Jews deserved to be killed by the Nazis because of “who they are.”
On Facebook, Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Party posted photos from World War II together with a false account it presented as historically accurate.
According to Fatah’s tall tale, Jews eagerly consented to bury alive a group of Russian civilians to save their own lives at the behest of the Nazis. According to the Fatah post, a Nazi soldier “stopped [the Jews] and took [the Russians] out,” shouting at the Russians ‘I just wanted you to know who the Jews are and why we are killing them!’”
The post was reported by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which noted, “Fatah chose to post the text without comment. It did not condemn this story for portraying Jews as evil, selfish, and ungrateful. Nor did it distance itself from the Nazi commander’s justification of the murder of Jews in the Holocaust based on the anti-Semitic libel that Jews are defined by these character traits.”
PMW explained, “Fatah’s antisemitic story justifying the murder of Jews in the Holocaust does bear some similarities to a historical account documented by a JTA news release on Nov. 27, 1942. However, in reality, Jews and Ukrainians all acted heroically by refusing to bury each other alive, and therefore were all murdered by the Nazis.”
This Facebook post is only the latest example of virulent anti-Semitism promoted by Fatah and the Palestinian Authority (PA).
For example, PMW exposed a sermon broadcast on official PA TV a few months ago in which Sheikh Osama Al-Tibi declared, “These are the Jews who expose their fangs whenever they get the chance. They are causing devastating corruption throughout the land. … Always fighting, always corrupting, always scheming, and always plotting against humanity – not just against the Muslims, but rather against all humanity.”