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Fatah's View of the Jews Spews 'Vile Anti-Semitism'

Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, Photo, AP

JERUSALEM, Israel - Any talk of Middle East Peace seems to be lost on Fatah, the ruling party of the Palestinian Authority. It’s just taken hatred for Israel to a new level with the release of a video filled with lies about the Holocaust and founding of Israel that’s being labeled “vile anti-Semitism.” 

"In Europe, the [Jewish] tribe established camps and residential areas, crowded ghettos in order to separate from other people out of arrogance and disgust for non-Jews, who do not reach their status, and who according to their [Jews’] worldview are snakes and sons of snakes,” a narrator says in Arabic.

That’s the opening of a film that includes Holocaust-era footage, produced by “The Fatah Movement Commission of Information and Culture.” Given Fatah’s political status running the Palestinian Authority, Chairman Mahmoud Abbas could receive a producer credit on the project. 

“Fatah produces many horrific films, hateful films, hateful about Jews, hateful against Israel, they glorify terrorists who kill us Israelis. They came out with one where they even outdid themselves in their despicable hatred and demonization of Jews,” said Itamar Marcus, director of the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). 

Marcus and PMW monitor the content of Palestinian media, schoolbooks and now social media.

“They talk about Jews as planning to subjugate humanity. The Jews built ghettos, they said, on their own because they were so arrogant. They didn’t want to live amongst the non-Jews. This video said that the Jews schemed together with the Nazis to burn Jews in order to have profits – to make profits,” Marcus told CBN News.

It’s widely documented how Nazis murdered some six million Jews during the Holocaust. Most were forced into cramped ghettos and concentration camps until Nazis exterminated what they thought was an inferior race.

This Fatah production is called ‘The Gist’ and one episode entitled ‘The Children of Israel’ goes on to say such things as:

“[The Jews] were hated because of their racism and their filthy behavior…” And “Seventy years have passed since the artificial state's [Israel's] establishment... [the Jews] have not removed the idea of superiority, the idea of [racial] purity, and the idea of enslaving the peoples from the [Jewish] tribe’s mind.”

Fatah has also posted the video to its Facebook page which they recently re-opened just before the Jewish holiday of Rosh Hashanah. The page has nearly a quarter of a million followers.

“This is why this is so dangerous,” Marcus explained. “You’ve got impressionable youth seeing this and they say, ‘well, if that’s what Jews are, they should be killed.’ And that’s why this hatred is so significant. It’s not just, you know, bad-mouthed oh, it’s terrible that they say that.”

As CBN News reported, Fatah took down the page following complaints to Facebook and a massive social media campaign showing how it glorified terrorism and encouraged attacks against Israel. 

Those images have been removed but hatred toward Jews remains. Marcus says while Facebook’s rules prohibit incitement to violence, they do not, however, apparently prohibit anti-Semitism.

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