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Hamas’ åndelige leder gjentok mandag at Holocaust var en løgn. Det å undervise i Holocaust ville være det samme som en krigsforbrytelse, sa Younis al-Astal.

Den utilslørte benektelsen av Holocaust er i ferd med å bli en alvorlig belastning for Hamas. Det plasserer organisasjonen i samme leir som Iran og president Ahmadinejad. Når charteret i tillegg klart antisemittisk, med referanser til Sion Vises protokoller, er helhetsinntrykket helsvart.

Hamas spiritual leader Younis al-Astal lashed out after hearing that the U.N. Relief and Works Agency, the main U.N. body aiding Palestinian refugees, planned to introduce lessons about the Holocaust to Gaza students.

Adding the Holocaust to the curriculum would amount to «marketing a lie and spreading it,» al-Astal wrote in a statement.

«I do not exaggerate when I say this issue is a war crime, because of how it serves the Zionist colonizers and deals with their hypocrisy and lies,» he wrote.

A U.N. official said no decision has been made about introducing Holocaust education in Gaza.

UNRWA sørger for underhold, medisinsk hjelp og undervisning av halvparten av de 1,4 millioner innbyggerne i Gaza.

Det skal nå undervises i menneskerettigheter i åttende klasse, men undervisningsmaerialet foreligger ennå ikke.

Three teachers at U.N. schools said that according to the new program, basic information about the Holocaust was expected to be taught to eighth grade students as part of human rights classes.

Two of the teachers said they were told about the lesson plan by colleagues involved in the new syllabus. Another teacher said he attended a recent meeting with education officials where he was told to try to teach the new syllabus without offending parents’ sensibilities.

All three said they had not received the syllabus for the human rights classes yet, even though the school year began in late August. They requested anonymity because they are not allowed to speak to reporters.

Det undervises heller ikke i Holocaust på Vestbredden. Den systematiske anti-israelske og antisemittiske propagandaen gjør at mange tror på de verste mytene.

Some parents opposed the idea of their children learning about the Holocaust. «I don’t want them teaching my children Jewish lies,» Mohammed Silmi, 33, said Monday, after driving his son to a U.N. school in Gaza City on the back of a motorbike. «It will just be Zionist propaganda.»

UNRWA er den eneste maktfaktoren i Gaza som er uavhengig av Hamas. Hamas klaget i sommer på at FN påvirket ungene til umoral når de på sommerleirene hadde folkedans og håndverk.


Hamas leader denies Nazi genocide of Jews