In an interview with Russia Today TV on December 7, 2013, Farouq Qaddoumi, former PLO political bureau head, said: "I don't think it would be wrong to say that we were enthusiastic supporters of Germany" in World War II.
Following are excerpts from the interview:
Interviewer: "Were you sympathetic with Nazi Germany in WWII?"
Farouq Qaddoumi: "I don't think it would be wrong to say that we were enthusiastic supporters of Germany."
Interviewer: "You supported Hitler and his people."
Farouq Qaddoumi: "Germany, yes. This was common among the Palestinians, especially since our enemy was Zionism, and we saw that Zionism was hostile to Germany, and vice versa."
Interviewer: "There was a Nazi radio station in Arabic at the time, right?"
Farouq Qaddoumi: "I recall something like that."