Gaza's ruling Islamist movement Hamas has resisted suggestions that Palestinian children should be taught about the Holocaust in UN-run schools.Indeed, Hamas spiritual leader Younis al-Astal "called teaching Palestinian children about the Nazi murder of 6 million Jews a 'war crime.'" Confirming that familiarity breeds contempt.
The head of its education committee in Gaza, Abdul Rahman el-Jamal, told the BBC that the Holocaust was a "big lie".
He said that to teach it would be to "grant a big favour" to Israel, which has been fighting Hamas for years.
The UN, which runs most Gazan schools, recently asked local groups whether the Holocaust should be taught.
(via Norm blog)