The prime minister of the Palestinian Authority, Rami Hamdallah, stated earlier this month that he views former Mufti of Jerusalem Haj Amin al-Husseini as a “pure-hearted son” of the “Palestinian nation.”
Hamdallah made his remarks at a conference in Ramallah where he accused Israel of trying to erase the “Arab identity” of Jerusalem.
As most are aware, Haj Amin al-Husseini, as leader of the local Arab population during World War II, infamously sided with Adolf Hitler and his Nazi regime.
Al-Husseini met numerous times with Hitler, and helped the Nazis recruit Muslim troops in the Balkan states. He also agreed with the Nazis on the extermination of all Jews in the Holy Land following Germany’s expected victory over the Allies.
Speaking at the same conference, Yusuf Ida’is, the Palestinian Authority’s minister of holy sites, declared that the Palestinians today “walk in [al-Husseini’s] path according to the instruction of President Mahmoud Abbas.”
Abbas is held aloft by Israeli and Western leaders as a “moderate” and genuine peace partner, despite his apparent continued affinity for the Nazis and what they did to the Jews.