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Palestinians Don’t Want Their Children Learning About The Holocaust

By on 3.22.11 | 5:37PM

The Hamas government in Gaza has angrily reacted to a plan by the UN to teach Palestinian schoolchildren about the Holocaust.

Hamas Education Minister Mohammed Asqoul stated, "Playing with the education of our children in the Gaza Strip is a red line." Well, of course it would. The Hamas narrative is that the Holocaust was cooked up the Jews themselves. Besides if Palestinian schoolchildren were actually taught about the Holocaust it might interfere with their daily chants of "Death to Israel!!!" and "Death to the Jews!!!" during recess.

The Palestinian Authority government in the West Bank also opposes the UN plan. This should also come as no surprise. Let us not forget that the "moderate" Mahmoud Abbas wrote his doctoral thesis on Holocaust denial describing the deaths of six million Jews as a "rumor."

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