Photo altered by PA TV to misrepresent Holocaust victims as Arabs. (PMW) PMW
Photo altered by PA TV to misrepresent Holocaust victims as Arabs. (PMW)

For the second time this year, Palestinian TV lied about a horrific concentration camp photo, claiming that an image of Jews who perished at Nordhausen showed Arabs in Al-Dawayima in 1948.

By: United with Israel Staff, with files from Palestinian Media Watch

In what appears to be a developing pattern, sick propagandists working for the Palestinian Authority’s official TV network broadcast a photo of victims of a Nazi concentration camp while claiming that the victims were Arabs killed by Jews.

This time, PA TV altered a photo showing hundreds of dead bodies at the Nazi concentration camp at Nordhausen, originally a subcamp of Buchenwald, presenting the victims as “Arabs killed by Jews” in the village of Al-Dawayima in 1948.

The PA aired an altered image of Jewish victims with the caption, “70 years since the occupation’s massacre at the village of Al-Dawayima.”

April 2018 was the last documented incident in which Palestinian media used this deceitful ruse, mocking the deaths of Jewish martyrs they aired a photo from Nordhausen with the caption “Arabs killed by Jews” on April 9, 1948 in the village of Deir Yassin.

During the April incident, they erased the striped concentration camp uniforms and images of American soldiers in the original photo.

The network then made the absurd claim that Jewish fighters put Arabs in ovens in 1948, stating, “[The Jews] burned the women and children in the village’s oven”

In addition to altering the concentration camp photo, PA TV also showed a photo of victims of the massacre in the Sabra and Shatila camp perpetrated by Christian Lebanese forces, and claimed instead that Jews committed the crimes in 1948.

As if these outrageous lies were not alarming enough, the PA timed the April stunt to coincide with Israel’s annual Holocaust Remembrance Day, when Israelis gather to mourn and remember family members who were brutally killed during the Nazi genocide.

Shamefully, the PA used that occasion to present pictures of Jewish Holocaust victims as evidence of events that never occurred.