Faruq al-Qaddumi (Foto), born in 1931, was a founder of Palestinian Fatah between 1959 and 1964 and became head of the secret service in 1967. Since the death of Jassir Arafat he is secretary general of Fatah and PLO. Fatah was and still is the strongest fraction within the Palestine Liberation Organisation (PLO). The organisation is a full signatory of the Socialist International and has observer status within the Group of the Party of European Socialists.

On December 7th 2013, Al-Qaddumi said in an interview for Russia Today what is no secret to PI-readers: Palestinians had sympathies for the Nazis. It is known that the anti-semitism of the Mufti of Jerusalem, Mohammed Amin al-Husseini, let him collaborate openly with the national socialists since 1937. He supported the Nazis with the influence he had as religious and political head of the Arabic Muslims (also see the 53 min. German report on NDR “Turban and swastika – The Grand Mufti and the Nazis”).

Here is the short video of the interview from Russia Today with Faruq al-Qaddumi:

(Video-source: Memri TV / Translation of the german version: Carpe Diem)

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