August 31, 2009

Hamas: Don't teach the Holocaust because it's a "big lie"

From the Beeb:

The head of its education committee in Gaza, Abdul Rahman el-Jamal, told the BBC that the Holocaust was a "big lie".

He said that to teach it would be to "grant a big favour" to Israel, which has been fighting Hamas for years.

The UN, which runs most Gazan schools, recently asked local groups whether the Holocaust should be taught.

It uses local textbooks and, in Gaza, that means using material from neighbouring Egypt, the BBC's Tim Franks reports.

But over the past seven years the UN has added its own coursework about human rights.

Mr Jamal told the BBC that the UN should, instead, teach about the Naqba, the term Palestinians use to describe the establishment of the state of Israel and the displacement of hundreds of thousands of Palestinian refugees.

I'm sure this makes DE's own resident hypocrite commenter Perry quite happy. He's been a Hamas apologist for who knows how long. Jamal's views on the supposed Naqba fit neatly into Perry's own (see the comment section). Not surprising considering Perry says that Israel "has been resistant for decades to a diplomatic solution" for middle east peace.

Yes. Israel. Uh huh.

Posted by Hube at August 31, 2009 09:59 PM | TrackBack

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