Palestinian television political analyst Hani Abu Zeid made a few disturbing comments about the Holocaust and Adolf Hitler's reign during an interview that aired the day before Israel marked Holocaust Remembrance Day.
According to a transcript by Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI), Abu Zeid discussed the recent clashes between Palestinian protesters and the Israeli military, which resulted in the death of a Palestinian journalist.
He argued that everyone involved, from the Israeli soldier who fired the lethal shot all the way up to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, should “stand trial as war criminals.”
However, he contended if that happened, the Israelis would shed “tears of blood” like they “used to cry about the false Holocaust in the days of Hitler.” Abu Zeid added, “The scope of which was not that large.”
MEMRI reported he agreed with the TV host when he said the Holocaust was a “lie” that Jewish people “spread worldwide.”
“Yes, it was a lie, and many Israelis, or many Jews, colluded with Hitler so that he would facilitate the bringing of settlers to Palestine,” he continued.
On Wednesday, the day after the interview reportedly aired, Israel marked the loss of 6 million Jewish lives during Hitler's murderous reign.
The Times of Israel reported at 10 a.m. local time, sirens wailed and the entire nation came to a standstill. An hour later, Israeli lawmakers began what would be two hours of reading names of victims of the Nazis.