A Palestinian Arab writer and political analyst last week openly denied the Holocaust and claimed that Jews “colluded with Hitler”.

The comments by Hani Abu Zeid came in an interview which aired on April 10 on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel and was translated by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

"They used to cry about the false Holocaust in the days of Hitler, the scope of which was not that large," said Abu Zeid.

The host added that it was "a lie that they spread worldwide," and Abu Zeid agreed, saying. "Yes, it was a lie, and many Israelis, or many Jews, colluded with Hitler, so that he would facilitate the bringing of settlers to Palestine."

Abu Zeid also said, "The [Israeli] soldier, the officers behind him, and even the Israeli war [sic] minister, and above him, Netanyahu should stand trial as war criminals. The accumulation of cases, one after the other... The Israelis will end up shedding tears of blood [out of regret] for their current conduct.”

Holocaust denial and distortion, including admiration of Hitler, is a regular occurrence among Palestinian Authority (PA) and Fatah leaders, as Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) exposed just several days ago.

In addition to 31 PA schools named after terrorists, PMW exposed that the PA has also named three schools after Nazi collaborators: One school was a result named after Nazi collaborator and war criminal Amin Al-Husseini and two others named after Nazi collaborator Hassan Salameh.

Amin Al-Husseini was the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem at the time of the British Mandate. During World War II he moved to Berlin, where he collaborated with the Nazis and was an associate of Hitler. Al-Husseini was responsible for a Muslim SS division that murdered thousands of Serbs and Croats and was on Yugoslavia's list of wanted Nazi war criminals. When the Nazis offered to free 5,000 Jewish children, Al-Husseini fought against their release which caused 5,000 children to be sent to the gas chambers.

In 2016, PA cabinet leader Rami Hamdallah openly called to follow the path of Al-Husseini, referring to him as "the pure-hearted son" of the "Palestinian nation."