Hamas Terrorist Released In Shalit Deal Tells TV: “Hitler… Simply Despaired Of Zionists Racism In Europe…But Numbers Of Victims Are ‘Inflated’”

June 29, 2016

Hamas' al-Aqsa TV, "On the Path of Resistance" program broadcast today commentary by Iyad Abu Fulul, one of the Hamas terrorists released from an Israeli jail in exchange for Gilad Shalit. He told viewers in Gaza that Adolf Hitler decided to kill the Jews because he, "simply despaired of Zionist racism in Europe", adding that the Nazi leader decided to destroy the Jews but the numbers of victims are "inflated".

The Simon Wiesenthal Center urged governments, NGOs, and churches supporting the Palestinians to denounce the continuing anti-Semitic canards promoted by Hamas leadership in Gaza and by the Ramallah-based Palestinian Authority.

“Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised that Hamas, whose founding genocidal charter invokes the debunked Protocols of Zion screed, would use its official media platform to legitimize Hitler’s Holocaust and promote Holocaust revisionism,” said Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the leading Jewish Human Rights NGO dedicated to teaching the lessons of the Nazi Holocaust. “However, just last Saturday, European diplomats responded with a standing ovation to Palestinian Authority President Abbas’ speech at the European Parliament-- during which he falsely accused Israeli Rabbis of calling for the poisoning of the Palestinian water supply, a canard so outrageous he was forced to later retract it,” he added.

“If the now weakened EU and other international entities want to have any credibility and impact on future peace prospects in the Holy Land, they need to lead the way in publicly denouncing the Palestinian leadership’s serial Jew-hatred. This includes the Palestinian Authority--recipient of billions of dollars of foreign aid and diplomatic support led by the EU. Without strong intervention, we will continue to witness the brainwashing of young Palestinians with vile hatred toward their Jewish neighbors that will destroy any hopes for peace and reconciliation,” Cooper concluded.

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