Fatah Offcial Jibril Rajoub Falsely Claims: “There is an Israeli Auschwitz to massacre Palestinians”

Yet again, Palestinian Minister and senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub attempted to manipulate public opinion with false comments.

Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub said this past week that Israel was massacring Palestinians in every city, according to a video released in Palestinian media.  

This message came in response to Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu's visit to attend the Ministerial to Promote a Future of Peace and Security in the Middle East event in Warsaw.

Speaking to a Saudi media outlet Rajoub said:  "In every city in Palestine, from Rafah to Jenin, there is an Israeli Auschwitz to massacre Palestinians."  Many other members of the PLO have tried to delegitimize and deflect attention from the Warsaw conference. 

PLO Secretary-General Saeb Erekat said last week that the conference is attempting to destroy "the Palestinian national project". Similarly Fatah's spokesperson Osama Qawasmeh claimed that any Arab leader who meets with Netanyahu or Israelis at the conference is "stabbing Jerusalem and our Palestinian people."

The PA turned down their invitation to attend the conference and lobbied for other Arab countries to also not attend, arguing the conference's aim is to normalize relations between Israel and Arab countries - something the PA opposes until an agreement is reached with Israel on a two-state solution based upon the pre-1967 borders.