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February 12, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8553

Fatah Representative In Poland: The Holocaust Wasn’t The Only Atrocity Committed During WWII; Israel Inflates The Number of Holocaust Victims To Justify Its Crimes

February 12, 2020
Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 8553
Ahead of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, marked on January 27, 2020, Dr. Khalil Nazzal, secretary of Fatah's branch in Poland, published an article on this topic in the Palestinian Authority (PA) daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. In the article, he acknowledged the horrific suffering of the Jews during World War II, but noted that the Nazis' victims included not only Jews but nationals of all European countries, and that other crimes were perpetrated during that war as well, such as the dropping of the nuclear bombs on Japan, the destruction of Warsaw in 1944 and the rape of German women by the soldiers of the armies that advanced on Berlin. He added that the 'occupation state' (Israel) has illegitimately appropriated their suffering and uses it as an excuse to perpetrate crimes against the Palestinian people, while the West remains silent due to its guilt over the Holocaust. Stating that "opinions differ regarding the number Jewish victims" of the Holocaust, he advised those who question the six-million figure to do so carefully, while basing their claims on "objective studies", and added that the Zionist entity inflates the number of victims in order to blackmail the world and force it to accept its policies. He also complained that the Palestinians, who were not involved in World War II, are paying the price for Europe's crimes against the Jews. Dr. Khalil Nazzal (Source: Fatehorg.ps, November 13, 2017) The following are translated excerpts from Khalil Nazzal's article:[1] "The 75th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz detention camp, which was established by the Nazi occupiers of Poland during World War II, is approaching. The camp was liberated on January 27, 1945 by the Soviet forces that were pursuing Hitler's armies as they retreated towards their unavoidable fate. The world was appalled by the magnitude of the crimes perpetrated in this large prison, which held a vast number of victims from several of the European countries that had been under Nazi occupation, most of them Jews of various nationalities. This was part of the systematic Nazi policy which was intended to completely eliminate the Jews using many nefarious measures, among them the use of poison gas as an efficient means of mass murder. There isn't the slightest justification for minimizing the gravity of the crimes committed against the people of Europe and the world during World War II. "These victims of these crimes were primarily the Jews, but there were other victim as well, for the dropping of the nuclear bomb on Japan was [also] a crime; the destruction of Warsaw and the murder of hundreds of thousands of its residents during the 'Warsaw Uprising' of 1944 was a crime, and the rape of thousands of German women by soldiers of the armies advancing on Berlin was a crime. We oppose all these crimes, and we oppose persecuting Jews just because they are Jews. [We oppose this] first of all because these are crimes against humanity. We cannot conceivably accept the oppression, persecution or killing of innocent people because of their religion, nationality or skin color, for people are born free and it is forbidden to violate their right to life or to treat them with disrespect, under any pretext. "Opinions differ regarding the number Jewish victims who were killed as the result of the Nazi crimes during World War II. Some historians claim that the number reached six million, while others reduce the number to hundreds of thousands. Regardless, we are convinced that the unjust loss of [even] one life is tantamount to the loss of an entire world, and that arguing about the number of victims is neither reasonable nor moral. "[But] here we would like to emphasize the following: "A. The Zionist state of occupation and settlements is not the [legitimate] heir to the pain and suffering of the Jews, for it is a state based on a racist ideology that disrespects human life and carries out racist discrimination against our Palestinian people just because they are Palestinian. It is this ideology that led to the great Palestinian Nakba, a crime whose repercussions affect our people to this very day. Hence, this ideology, which led to the Nakba, is comparable to the ideology that led to the Holocaust, for the hangmen of all times and eras are similar,  and the pain of the victims is similar as well, whether they are in Auschwitz or in Deir Yassin. "B. We know that the official Western regimes distort history. They took part in usurping the Jews' suffering [during the Holocaust] by allowing it to be appropriated by the racist Zionist regime, which the imperialist [West] established in order to atone for the crime of the Holocaust. However, by [establishing the Zionist regime, the West only] added another crime to the list of its crimes, namely the crime of the Palestinian Nakba, of robbing Palestine from its owners and gifting it to the Zionist movement so it could spread corruption and terror within it. While the massacre of the Jews in Europe lasted six years, the Nakba and the Zionist crimes against Palestine and its people have been going on for decades. The Western leaders continue to wrap themselves in shameful silence when it comes to Palestine, and at the same time, we see them showing up one by one, like [obedient] school children, when the government of the [Zionist] settlers summons them to take part in commemorating the anniversary of the crimes of World War II, which took place 80 years ago. [These leaders] hardly bother to glance over the racist separation fence and notice the victims of the of their own crime, which has been ongoing since they planted this [Zionist] entity in Palestine that specializes in killing, terror, racial discrimination and ethnic cleansing on a daily basis. "C. No matter what the number of Jewish [Holocaust] victims [really] was, it does not give anyone the right to subject our people to racial discrimination and national oppression, for one crime does not justify another. It is also inconceivable that the tendency to inflate the number of Jewish victims should serve as a smokescreen to conceal Israel's daily crimes against the legal owners of the land of Palestine. This is an attempt to ceaselessly repeat the accusation of 'antisemitism' and direct it at anyone who dares to oppose the policy of occupation and to identify with the just struggle of our people. Just as courage and justice during World War II meant saving Jews from the danger of extermination, today they mean supporting the Palestinian people's right to oppose the crimes that the occupation's army and settlers perpetrate against them. Today, the [real] 'antisemites' and inhuman [criminals] are those who support the policy of the occupation state and defend its crimes. "D. Nobody must [propose] a smaller number of [Holocaust] victims without relying on studies whose sole objective is to discover the truth. Here we should note that whoever engages in the hobby of reducing the number [of Holocaust victims] falls into the Zionist trap by believing that the 'small' number of victims undermines the Israeli propaganda, which inflates [this number] in order to blackmail the world and force it to accept the racist policy of the state of occupation and settlements. [But] this inflation does not justify the occupation's crimes, nor does it detract from the ugliness of the crime that was perpetrated against the Jews of Europe!        "E. Our people was not a side in World War II, so why should it bear the consequences of the crimes perpetrated by Europe against its [own] citizens of various religions and ethnicities, especially the Jews? Everyone knows that, during that war, Palestine was under the occupation of the British, who [later] acted to establish a state for the Jews of the world at the expense of our people and over the ruins of our homeland. Our people's efforts at the time focused on legitimate opposition to the Zionist enterprise and were confined to historical Palestine, and we never lost our humanity and our sympathy for the oppressed, wherever they are. "The Jews are fully entitled to seclude themselves with the pain that the Nazi crimes have left in their memory.  As victims of the Zionist racism, we feel unreserved sympathy for the pain of the Jewish and other victims, [but we] oppose the use of this pain to perpetuate the historic injustice against our people. We support the victims, but the state of occupation and settlements is a criminal [entity] that poisons our lives and contaminates the memory of the victims of Auschwitz with shame, racism, oppression and the killing of innocent Palestinians, [who are] the legal owners of Palestine."   [1] Al-Hayat Al-Jadida (PA), January 25, 2020.

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After Escaping Pakistani Custody, Former Pakistani Taliban Spokesman Ehsanullah Ehsan Records Audio Message Vowing To Expose Pakistani Army And Intelligence

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GSIM Cleric Publishes Essay Calling For Unity Among Muslims

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NJ Friday Sermon by Mohammad Abbasi, Rutgers University Faculty Member: Coronavirus Is Divine Retribution for China’s Treatment of Uyghur Muslims; It Is the Least the Chinese Should Suffer, May Allah Punish Them Further

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Source: The Internet - "Darul Islah Mosque on YouTube"

Mohammad Abbasi, whose Facebook page says he is an adjunct professor at Rutgers University's Newark campus, said in a Friday, February 7, 2020 sermon at the Darul Islah Mosque in Teaneck, New Jersey that the coronavirus is divine retribution for China's incarceration of Uyghur Muslims in concentration camps and for the fact that the Chinese eat animals while they are still alive. He said that while boycotting Chinese products is a small step, Allah has taken a bigger step against the Chinese by bringing the coronavirus upon them, and he stated that the coronavirus is "the least they should suffer."

Abbasi added: "May Allah punish them for what they did to our Muslim brothers even more." According to his Facebook page, Abbasi is from East Jerusalem. Rutgers University's website lists him as an adjunct faculty member and doctoral student at the School of Public Affairs and Administration at the Newark campus. Abbasi's sermon was posted on Darul Islah's YouTube channel.

Previously, Abbasi spoke at the November 28-30, 2019 American Muslims for Palestine conference at the Hyatt Regency Chicago. Speakers at the conference included American-Palestinian activist Linda Sarsour (see MEMRI TV clips 6808, 6935, and 6111); Temple University professor and former CNN contributor Marc Lamont Hill, with whom CNN severed ties following his controversial comments about Israel (see MEMRI TV clip 6877); American Muslims for Palestine national policy director Osama Abu Irshaid (see MEMRI TV clips 5487 and 5558), and Hatem Bazian, of the Near Eastern Studies faculty of the University of California, Berkeley.

Mohammad Abbasi: "The past few months, we have been talking about another hardship, another situation – the situation of our brothers and sisters, the Uyghurs in China, who correctly, by the way, should be called the East Turkestan brothers.

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"Those people are in concentrations camps. And we raised our hands and said: 'Oh Allah!' And they raised their hands and said: 'Oh, Allah, give us some relief.' Some of us went around, saying: 'Boycott all these filthy Chinese products. Stop buying this garbage made in China.' Sometimes it's hard. I wanted to buy my father a toaster. I went through 15 toasters at Walmart – couldn't find one that's not made in China. One has no power except that which comes from Allah. I needed to buy it, I had to. But I was obligated. But then you go buy socks and there are 20 made [in] China, and there is one in Vietnam, Cambodia, Egypt, or Turkey. Buy that one, even if you have to pay double. We were saying that. And people were saying: 'You mean to tell me that you are going to make a dent in the Chinese economy by boycotting their garbage products?' I said: 'I may not make a dent, but the Lord will and he did.' Their losses from the coronavirus – that is caused by them eating bats, dogs, snakes, rats, and mice – it is all on YouTube... They eat them while they are alive, they don't even wait for them to die. Brothers, they are sitting there, chopping meat from living animals and eating them. The coronavirus is the least they should suffer.

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"It is not up to us to decide whether boycotting a two-dollar item on Amazon, made in China, will work or not. Allah will make sure it works. We see an example right in front of us, brothers. China went from a predator and oppressive nation that has incarcerated three million of its inhabitants for no reason except that they say: 'Our Lord is Allah'...

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"And Allah accepted their supplication. And now we see China struggling and suffering and we don't see the end of it. Two thousand cases a day are being diagnosed. Two thousand a day. The whole world now is closing its borders on China. Now, instead of them imprisoning three million brothers, the three million brothers – through the act of Allah – are imprisoning the two billion Chinese. May Allah punish them for what they did to our Muslim brothers even more."

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Palestinian-Lebanese Scholar Ali Al-Yousuf: We Will Rip out the Israelis' Spleens and Livers; We Refuse to Accept Repatriation in Lebanon

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Palestinian-Lebanese Islamic scholar Sheikh Ali Al-Yousuf, who is a member of the International Union for the Support of Jerusalem and Palestine, said in a February 6, 2020 interview on Channel 9 (Turkey) that the Palestinians will rip out Israel's livers and spleens and deliver a "mighty and deadly" blow to its heart in a fashion similar to how Israeli forces shot Muhammad Salman Al-Haddad, a Palestinian 17-year-old who was killed by Israeli forces during a February 5 protest in the West Bank. Sheikh Al-Yousuf said that the Palestinians in Lebanon still "erupt like a volcano" and fight on the Palestinian front while simultaneously fighting on the Lebanese front against injustice, tyranny, and oppression and against those who want to "restrain" and "neuter" the Palestinians by getting them to accept repatriation in Lebanon. He added: "We continue saying: No to repatriation, no to deportation, yes to returning to Palestine."

Ali Al-Yousuf: "We will strike a mighty and deadly blow to the heart [of Israel]. Just as they shot a bullet into the heart of Muhammad Salman [in Hebron], we will strike their hearts and tear out their livers and spleens, Allah willing.

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"The Palestinians in Lebanon still erupt like a volcano. If you follow events in Lebanon, you know what the Palestinians there do for their people inside Palestine. Whenever the winds of resistance blow inside Palestine, all the refugee camps [in Lebanon] erupt. We erupt and fight on two fronts: We fight on the Palestinian front, which is the main front for us, and on the [Lebanese] front, which is the front of injustice, tyranny, and oppression and in which they want us to be under siege and be denied our rights. This front is no less important than the front of confrontation because it supports the people of Palestine. They want to restrain us and to neuter us. They want us to give up and accept repatriation [of refugees in Lebanon], but we continue saying: No to repatriation, no to deportation, yes to returning to Palestine."

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Iranian Researcher Ali Akbar Raefipour: Iran Will Empty Its Missile Stockpile on Israel’s Head if it Faces Collapse; Environmentalists Arrested in 2018 Were Spies Searching for Our Secret Missile Cities

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Iranian researcher Ali Akbar Raefipour, the founder of the Masaf Institute, said in a lecture that was uploaded to the Internet on January 13, 2020, that Iran's accurate missiles are on the cutting edge of technology and that Israel is within range of Iran's missiles. He said that since nobody knows where Iran's missile cities are, Iran's enemies would be unable to strike them or take control of them even if Iran collapses. In addition, he said that Iran would empty its missile stockpile on Israel's head before this could happen.

Later in his address, Raefipour said that the environmentalists who were arrested by the IRGC in 2018 and accused of espionage were spies who used the pretext of protecting cheetahs to install GPS trackers on the cheetahs' collars and to search for Iran's missiles using telemetric devices. Furthermore, he warned that Americans will die every day as long as the U.S. stays in the Middle East, and he said that Qasem Soleimani had previously restrained the people who will be targeting Americans, but that Iran will now not know who these people are. For more from Raefipour, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 7757.

Ali Akbar Raefipour: "Our missiles are not precision cruise missiles. Cruise missiles can easily be intercepted. They are like planes. Consider a pilot who decides to crash with precision into a building... [Cruise missiles] have no pilot, but they can be intercepted. However, they failed to intercept a single one of the missiles we used to strike [the American bases]. They are fast and accurate, which means we are on the cutting edge of technology in the world.

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"So they have to take this away from us. Why? Because they know that if they want to attack, we will strike their bases and kill people.

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"[Khamenei] said: 'if you make the slightest mistake, we will raze Tel Aviv and Haifa to the ground.' Israel is the bottle that contains the life of the Zionist giant. It is within range of our [missiles]. You may have noticed that we always declare that our missiles have a range of 2,000 kilometers. This is enough. If we say more, or if we work to increase the range – we will arouse Europe's sensitivities and they will say that we can strike Europe, as well. There is no need for this. The Zionist regime is what's important. We have no problem with others. That is the danger in our region.

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"Let's say Iran collapses, like they imagine in vain. Let's say Tehran and Mashhad collapse. The missile cities are not located in these places. People don't even know where they are. Let's say they want to attack and take over them. Where will they strike? At most, they would be able to take over some police station. Do you really think that the Iranians will see that everything is going to Hell and give you these missiles on a silver platter? Certainly, before [Iran's] collapse, we would empty our stockpile on Israel's head.

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"Their plan was to strike our missiles before we place them on the launchers. What would they have to do to achieve this? They would have to find their locations. [This is the mission of the] network of environmentalist spies.

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"They were looking for the missiles, under the pretext of protecting the cheetahs.

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"They used this pretext to install GPS [trackers] on the cheetahs' collars and they started searching for the missiles using telemetric devices.

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"America should know that if it wants to stay in the region, some of its people will be killed every day – and we won't know who will be striking them. In the past, Hajj Qasem [Soleimani] had restrained these people, but now, we will not know who they are. Wherever they find Americans, they will 'take care' of them."

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February 11, 2020 Special Dispatch No. 8552

At Baghdad Commemoration For Soleimani And Al-Muhandis, Commanders of Iraqi Militias Refrain From Threatening U.S. – But In The Streets, President Trump, U.S. Soldiers Are Hanged In Effigy

February 11, 2020
Iraq | Special Dispatch No. 8552
On February 11, an official public commemoration marking 40 days since the killing of IRGC Qods Force commander Qassem Soleimani and Popular Mobilization Units deputy commander Abu Mahdi Al-Muhandis was held in Baghdad's Green Zone. It was attended by several PMU commanders and Iraqi officials, who during it vowed to defend Iraq's sovereignty against enemies and to continue the journey of the two "martyrs." Cardboard cutouts of Al-Muhandis, left, and Soleimani at the event (Source: Al-Arabyia.net) "The major crime [the U.S. drone strike] committed near Baghdad airport against the leaders of victory is a crime against humanity, a crime against Iraq, a crime against our sovereignty and [against] the defense of our children and all that we cherish with it," said Falih Al-Fayadh, PMU head and Iraqi national security advisor in his speech at the event. "The blood of these martyrs, in my personal opinion, is a re-establishment of Hashd [PMU] ... God willing, we will be a thorn in the eye of those who want to rob Iraq of its sovereignty."[1] On display at the entrance to the hall where the event took place were photos showing Soleimani and Al-Muhandis on various occasions, along with photos showing U.S. soldiers arresting Iraqis; the latter bore captions such as "Occupiers have indeed fulfilled their promises."   Photos of U.S. soldiers arresting Iraqis (Source: Twitter.com) Local media reported that the speakers at the event made no threats against U.S. forces, quoting from a February 9 tweet by Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq secretary-general Qais Al-Khalizi in which he wrote: "The military response to the U.S. airstrike is postponed."[2] President Trump hanged in effigy (Source: Azzaman.com) U.S. soldiers hanged in effigy (Source: Al-Arabyia.net) Prior to the event, members of the PMU group Hizbullah Brigades hanged U.S. President Donald Trump and U.S. soldiers in effigy, at the entrance to Al-Sadr city in northeast Baghdad.[3] Additionally, huge posters of Soleimani and Al-Muhandis were placed in Baghdad public squares. Local reports also quoted an unnamed Hizbullah Brigades as acknowledging that group had carried out the hanging in effigy, adding that it was "part of the preparation to mark the 40 days since Soleimani's and Al-Muhandis' killing." Earlier, Iraqi MP Hassan Salem, who represents Asa'ib Ahl Al-Haq, issued a statement accusing the U.S. Embassy in Baghdad of being behind calls by protesters to boycott schools and workplaces. He wrote: "Boycotting schools and work[places] is an extension project of ISIS. The security forces must carry out their duties and arrest them [i.e. the protesters,] under Article 4 [of the] terrorism law]." He added: "These deviant teams [i.e. the protestors] are receiving orders from the U.S. Embassy to carry out acts of sabotage and disrupt the educational institutions. They are far from peaceful demonstrations, and are supported and funded by funds from the Gulf, for example from Saudi Arabia and the Emirates.[4]"   [1] France24, February 11, 2020. [2] Twitter.com, February 9, 2020. [3] Azzaman, February 11, 2020. [4] Alghadpress, February 11, 2020.

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ISIS Claims Responsibility For Car Bomb Attack On Algerian Base Near Mali Border, Killing And Wounding Dozens of Soldiers

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