Hamas vows to foil Holocaust lessons in UNRWA schools -
Fatah officials also express opposition to teaching “enemy’s false claims and lies”; Hamas says UNRWA plan would be a “cultural crime.”
Hamas and Fatah have vowed to foil any attempt to teach the Holocaust in UNRWA-run schools in the West Bank and Gaza Strip.
The two parties said that teaching the Holocaust was a “provocative act.”
The Hamas government said that the intention to include the Holocaust in the school text books was a “challenge to the feelings of the Palestinians.”
It accused UNRWA of carrying out a political agenda that did not serve the interests of the Palestinians and “violates their culture and unchangeable values.”
Because nothing says culture and values like Holocaust denial. Notice also that, despite the headline about Hamas, it is not only Hamas but also the “moderate” Fatah that engages in Holocaust denial:
Zakariya al-Agha, a senior Fatah official in the Gaza Strip and head of the PLO “refugee department,” said he was also opposed to teaching the Holocaust in Palestinian schools.
Salah al-Wadiyeh, a Fatah representative in the West Bank, said that the Holocuast was a “big lie.”
The Palestinians, he said, “know more than any other people the history of their enemies and their false claims and lies.”
He too lashed out at UNRWA for reportedly agreeing to educate Palestinian school children about the Holocaust.
If only the Joos would just stop building homes, peace would break out all over, right?