A senior official in Mahmoud Abbas’s Fatah movement told Palestinian TV that Adolf Hitler “was not morally corrupt, he was daring,” before he was cut off by his host.
“There is a difference between an officer’s discipline and loyalty to a leader. The leader could be morally corrupt,” said Tawfik Tirawi, a member of the Fatah Central Committee, according to the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) organization.
When the host asked him how he knew, Tirawi answered: “You have to know. Is there anyone who does not know his leader?”
When the host insisted that the German people did not know that “Hitler was morally corrupt,” Tirawi replied: “Let us talk logically. Hitler was not morally corrupt. He was daring.”
The host at this point told Tirawi, “It would be a pity to be put in jail because of this interview. We will drink tea and take a break. Let’s leave Hitler.”
The interview took place last week, and was highlighted and translated on Wednesday by the watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch. Read more at Times of Israel.