Monday, May 08, 2017

Holocaust denial by Palestinian official, Abd Al-Rahman Abbad

Another example of the PA's minimization of the Holocaust, a Palestinian official claims that there were not even 6 million Jews in all of Europe at the time of the Holocaust. Abd Al-Rahman Abbad, the Secretary General of the Organization of Clerics and Disseminators of Islam, links the Israeli separation fence to the Jewish mindset that he says is controlled by the idea of the ghetto. He says that Jews cannot live with other groups and so continue to live in ghettos all over the world, not by force but by their own choice, and even among their own population. He then says that Jews exaggerate every action against them, such as the Holocaust. He mentions that there is a place called the Memorial for Holocaust and Heroism that tells the story of 6 million Jews, but he maintains that it is known hat in all of Europe there werent 6 million Jews. PA TV (Fatah), July 17, 2009. 

Abd Al-Rahman Abbad, Sec. Gen., Organization of Clerics and Disseminators of Islam:
"[The Israeli separation fence is a symptom of] the Jewish mindset, a mindset controlled by the [idea of the] ghetto. The ghetto means living in an isolated neighborhood only for Jews. That's why they cannot live with other groups, because they believe that their culture and religion obligate them to only have contacts among themselves, based on an attitude of superiority towards others. That's why they did not live, for example, in the West, in separate neighborhoods, but lived in what is called a "ghetto." The ghetto was not forced upon them, as is thought; rather, they were the ones who forced it upon themselves. This [separation] fence is not just one fence; there are many fences. Look at the [Israeli] city Lod, for example, or Ramla. There is no mixing between different population groups who are all Israeli citizens. There is separation. The reason for this is the Israeli mentality, the ghetto mentality, the mentality of rejection of the "other" and refusal to coexist with him. 
[Jews] exaggerate every action that other [nations] do against any Jew in the world. In this context is the Holocaust issue, which the whole world still [deals with]. There is a place [in Israel] called the "Memorial for Holocaust and Heroism" which tells of the killing of 6 million Jews, but it is known that in all of Europe there weren't 6 million Jews."

The above clip was translated and documented by Palestinian Media Watch:

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