Palestinians Need A Holocaust Memorial Museum Of Their Own
15 October 2014
By Khalid Amayreh in Occupied Palestine
It is never a hyperbole to call the latest genocidal
onslaught by Israel on the Gaza Strip a holocaust. The
level of death and destruction inflicted by the
Judeo-Nazi state, aka Israel, is more than shocking,
to say the very least. It simply defies linguistic
Just imagine how Jewish and Zionist circles would have
reacted if the equation was reversed and Israel, not
Gaza, had suffered this huge magnitude of death and
I imagine the shipyard dogs of Zionism, from Sydney to
California and from Occupied Palestine to London,
would have deafened our ears with a never-abating
crescendo of noise about the new Arab holocaust!!!…and
claims that the Arabs are trying to complete the
mission that the Nazis started.
We are not claiming that six million Palestinians were
murdered in the latest atrocities.
But then who says that atrocities can't be described
as a holocaust unless the number of victims reaches
the six-million figure?
Besides, Israel and Judeo-Nazi circles around the
world are absolutely unfit to lecture their victims on
the most appropriate epithets they should employ to
describe Israel's genocidal barbarianism.
A holocaust or genocide is more than just murdering
innocent civilians in large numbers and utterly
destroying entire towns.
It is also about a nefarious mindset, an evil ideology
and a diabolical value system, characteristics that
are quite prominent in Israeli behavior over the
Yes, I am not accusing the Judeo-Nazi state of sending
millions of Palestinians to Auschwitz. But I do accuse
Nazi Israel of bringing Auschwitz to every Palestinian
home, every Palestinian neighborhood and every
Palestinian street. I am not of course talking about
things that happened on a different plant. Everything
is crystal clear and only malicious hair-splitters
would deny the obvious.
A holocaust museum
In light, Palestinians must seriously study the idea
of establishing a museum that would record and
document Israeli atrocities and genocidal episodes
against our people in Palestine and the Diaspora.
Initially, this contemplated museum can be established
temporarily in the Diaspora for obvious reasons.
Later, however, it would be relocated to Palestine,
e.g. in Jerusalem.
A board of trustees comprising historians and people
of knowledge and expertise would be entrusted to
oversee the museum, which would contain every
conceivable piece of information pertaining to the
slow-motion holocaust, which began even before the
evil birth of the Nazi state known as Israel.
The museum's central mission will be educational,
namely conveying what Israel has been doing to our
people to future Palestinian, Arab and Muslim
generations. That is why; every Palestinian schoolboy
and girl must be made to visit the museum. No college
student, in all disciplines, would graduate from
college without having passed a compulsory
three-credit-hours-course on the Palestinian
Similarly, every important visitor to Palestine will
be asked to visit the Palestinian holocaust museum
just as the Judeo-Nazi authorities ask visitors to
visit the so-called "Yad Va-Shem" museum in occupied
The establishment of a Palestinian holocaust museum
won't be an act of incitement against the Judeo-Nazis.
The ultimate aim of the museum is not to malign or
demonize anyone, but rather to preserve outstanding
historical facts from evaporation into oblivion.
Israel has transformed its holocaust-related mythology
into a virtual reality, especially in the minds of
gullible and guilt-ridden westerners.
The Palestinian holocaust is not a mythology.
Palestinians don't have to lie about anything, as
Israel has been doing. Israel's genocidal crimes
against our people, even prior to Dir Yasin, are
well-documented. Indeed, most of these crimes are
preserved in video and audio formats. Again, only
malicious hair-splitters would try to deny the
The Judeo-Nazi state will try to do the impossible to
thwart this Palestinian project as it would take the
light away from the Zionist holocaust mantra which the
Judeo-Nazi state uses to justify every crime under the
But we the people of Palestine would have to reject
any Zionist obstruction with utter contempt.
We owe it to the hundreds of thousands of Palestinian
victims of Jewish Zionist barbarianism, including
thousands of innocent children, to do something
worthwhile to keep their memories alive.
The lives of Jews who died or may have died in the
course of WWII are not more precious than the lives of
the countless Palestinians who were mercilessly
murdered at the hands of the children, grandchildren
and great grandchildren of the holocaust. I am not
trying to downplay any people's pain and suffering.
But we won't allow others to belittle our pain and
Finally, this is not a partisan or factional
Palestinian issue. It transcends all Palestinian
factions, political and ideological orientations,
which should facilitate and expedite the
implementation of this idea.
Khalid Amayreh is a veteran Palestinian journalist
and political commentator living in al-Khalil in