Jordanian professor Ahmad Nofal commented on U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken visiting the Berlin Holocaust memorial, saying that there is no point in commemorating the Holocaust if it if you do not prevent it from happening to other people. He made his remarks in an interview that aired on Yarmouk TV (Jordanian) on June 25, 2021. Professor Nofal said that if indeed the Holocaust did take place, the Jews would not have caused "such suffering for the Palestinians." Professor Al-Nofal claimed that Palestinians suffer a "daily holocaust." He also said that he had once visited an American Holocaust museum and witnessed a man beaten with iron rods until he was sent to the hospital for holding a sign saying that Jews were not the only people killed in the Holocaust.
Ahmad Nofal: "Why do the victims of the Holocaust want to repeat this tragedy with the Palestinians? If indeed they had suffered, they would not have replicated this tragedy with the Palestinians. If the Holocaust lasted a year or two — some say it was six months — then our people have been going through a daily holocaust for 70 years. For 75 years, we have been going through a daily holocaust. What is the point in commemorating the Holocaust, if not to learn its lesson in order to prevent it from happening to other people? Mr. Blinken visited the Holocaust Memorial [in Berlin]. He is free to do so, but look at the Palestinians who suffer a daily holocaust. The world remembers only the holocaust of one particular nation.
"When I was in America once, a friend suggested we visit the Holocaust Museum. I think it was in the days of Clinton, I'm not sure. So we went, and saw someone holding a sign saying that other people besides Jews were killed in the Holocaust. He just sat in the corner. By Allah, he was beaten with metal rods. He was rushed to the hospital, half dead. He simply held a sign saying that others were also killed in the Holocaust. He did not deny the Holocaust of the Jews, but noted that there were others as well, like the Roma for example. The Holocaust must not be mentioned except with regard to 'the holy people.'