Senior Hamas official Mahmoud Al-Zahar asked whether the "Neo-Arab-Zionist" regimes consider the possibility that the Holocaust happened for good reason. He made these remarks on Al-Etejah TV (Iraq) on April 10, 2021 in response to a Holocaust memorial event held in the UAE earlier that month. Al-Zahar suggested that the "people who burned the Jews" did so because the Jews in those countries "took over the economy and politics and exploited the resources of these peoples for their own benefit." He said that the Holocaust was not an "extraordinary" case, because all European countries deported the Jews and killed them, and that they did so because Jews spread corruption, and collaborated with those countries' enemies in times of war.
Mahmoud Al-Zahar: "The [Arab] regimes that subscribe to the Neo-Arab-Zionism, which emerged after Christian and Jewish Zionism... How come they do not ask why the Holocaust happened? Was it because those who burned [the Jews] were criminals, or was it because the Jews in those countries took over the economy and politics and exploited the resources of these peoples for their own benefit?
"As historical evidence, see how many countries deported Jews. Every single country in Europe deported the Jews, because they spread corruption in those countries, controlled their money, exploited their economies for their own benefit, and collaborated with the enemy in times of war. Therefore, the local people hated them and deported them. So the Holocaust was not an extraordinary case, because every single country in Europe deported the Jews and killed Jews. The evidence for that is what happened on the eve of World War Two."