The Israel Defense Forces (IDF) released a photograph this week of a Nazi propaganda book that denies the Holocaust found inside a school in Gaza.
The book, “The Big Lie: The burning of 6 million Jews in the gas chambers,” was located inside Al-Quds University, according to the IDF.
“Under Hamas’ rule, school curriculums promote extremist antisemitic practices—calling for genocide against the Jewish people,” the IDF said. “This is another example for Hamas’ true ideology—and another reason for us to dismantle it.”
Under Hamas’ rule, school curriculums promote extremist antisemitic practices—calling for genocide against the Jewish people.
This is another example for Hamas’ true ideology—and another reason for us to dismantle it. pic.twitter.com/1Bx804NApk
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 21, 2023
According to an Arabic website, the book reportedly claims that Jews invented a lie claiming that Nazi Germany dictator Adolf Hitler exterminated them in concentration camps. The book claims that Jews spread disinformation to pressure governments around the world and to shape public opinion in favor of Israel when, in fact, the Nazis systematically murdered 6 million Jews in concentration camps.
The discovery comes after the IDF found an Arabic copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” in a children’s room at a home in Gaza.
“IDF forces discovered a copy of Hitler’s infamous book ‘Mein Kampf’ — translated into Arabic — in a child’s bedroom used as a Hamas terrorist base in Gaza,” the IDF said on X. “The book was discovered among the personal belongings of one of the terrorists, featuring annotations and highlights.”
“Hamas embraces the ideology of Hitler, the one responsible for the annihilation of the Jewish people,” the IDF added.
Never again is NOW.
IDF forces discovered a copy of Hitler's infamous book "Mein Kampf"—translated into Arabic—in a child’s bedroom used as a Hamas terrorist base in Gaza.
The book was discovered among the personal belongings of one of the terrorists, featuring annotations and… pic.twitter.com/XMOE3jgKmm
— Israel Defense Forces (@IDF) November 12, 2023
During World War II, Hitler met with the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem, Haj Amin al-Husseini, whom Palestinians see as one of the fathers of Palestinian nationalism, on November 28, 1941, at the Reich Chancellory in Berlin.
During the meeting, al-Husseini conveyed to Hitler that he was “admired by the entire Arab world” because “of the sympathy which he had always shown for the Arab and especially the Palestinian cause,” according to an official German record of the meeting. He told Hitler that the Arabs were natural friends with Nazi Germany because they both hated Jews.
Hitler told al-Husseini that Germany’s war against the Jews was “uncompromising” and that he actively opposed “the Jewish national home in Palestine” because he claimed it was “nothing other than a center, in the form of a state, for the exercise of destructive influence by Jewish interests,” the record said.
Tens of thousands of Muslims also fought for Germany during WWII as Nazi Germany “made significant attempts to promote an alliance with the ‘Muslim world’ against their alleged common enemies,” according to a report from German public state-owned international broadcaster Deutsche Welle.
Today, there are multiple schools in the Palestinian-controlled territories — both in Gaza and in the Judea and Samaria Area — that have been named after Nazi collaborators, according to a report from Palestinian Media Watch.
Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement has also posted the covers of anti-Semitic children’s books from Nazi Germany on their social media pages.
— Pal Media Watch (@palwatch) October 29, 2015