One hundred and fifty Holocaust scholars from around the world have signed a statement protesting the Palestinian Authority’s publication of a threat to murder participants in a ceremony to remember the Holocaust at Yad Vashem.

“For the PA to publish this horrific threat in its official newspaper is nothing less than incitement to murder,” said Dr. Rafael Medoff, director of the David S. Wyman Institute for Holocaust Studies, which organized the protest.

The threat was contained in a January 19 article in the PA’s newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadidah, by Yahya Rabah, one of its regular columnists. Rabah urged readers to “resist” next week’s Yad Vashem ceremony commemorating the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz, and advised: “One shot will disrupt the ceremony and one dead body will cancel the ceremony.”

The 150 scholars hail from the United States, Israel, the UK, Canada, Germany, Poland, France, Australia, and India and called on the PA leadership to publicly disavow the threat and fire Rabbah.

Just days after the article was published, three Palestinian terrorists were killed after they entered Israel from Gaza and threw an explosive device at Israeli troops. The Israeli authorities said they were planning a terrorist attack within Israel but were stopped before they could carry out their plans.

Israel is on high alert as leaders and dignitaries from around the world, including Prince Charles, French President Emanuel Macron and Russia’s Vladimir Putin, come to Israel to remember the Holocaust for the 75th Anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz.

Related Articles:

Rabbi Cytron-Walker shares what happened inside Texas synagogue during hostage siege

Congregants of the Beth Israel Synagogue had recently received instruction in how to deal with a gunman incident. Rabbi Charlie Cytron-Walker gave Malik Faisal Akram a cup of tea...

Texas synagogue: Hostage-taker was ‘active Labour activist’ – Reports

The Islamist gunman from Blackburn, Lancashire, who took hostages at a Texas synagogue was an active Labour Party campaigner, according to reports.Meanwhile, US and UK security...

FBI finally admits synagogue siege was anti-Semitic terror attack

The Islamist terrorist who took hostages at the Texas synagogue made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel comments, despite the FBI initially claiming it was not directly targeting Jews.The FBI...

UK condemns Texas synagogue siege and stands in solidarity against anti-Semitism

British foreign secretary, Liz Truss, condemned the actions of the terrorist who held four Jewish people hostage at a Texas synagogue. Meanwhile, the UK Foreign Office confirmed that the...

Iran leader posts animated video of drone assassination of Trump

The website of Iran’s supreme leader has showcased an animated video that appears to show a robot calling in a drone strike to assassinate former US president Donald Trump.The animated...

SIGN OUR PETITION

in support of a National Holocaust Memorial next to Parliament