MEMRI has translated statements by a Hamas political leader in which said that the Holocaust was a “Zionist lie.” According to the MEMRI report:
At a ceremony marking the second anniversary of the shelling of an UNRWA school during the Gaza war, Hamas Political Bureau Member Mahoud Al-Zahhar said that the Holocaust was a Zionist lie, and that it was rendered null by the many holocausts that the occupation had perpetrated against the Palestinians. He added that one day, after the Zionist planes and tanks are destroyed, the Palestinians would liberate Jerusalem and all of Palestine. He also said that the Zionists had been subjected to massacres and deportations throughout the world because of their crimes and corruption, and that the Islamic state was the only one that had treated them with respect.
Source: Al-Ayyam (Palestinian Authority), January 7, 2011; Maannews.net, January 6, 2011. [From The MEMRI Blog – Full Blog Entry]
The Hamas charter states that it is ” is one of the wings of the Muslim Brothers in Palestine” and an Israeli TV station has reported that in 2008, Muslim Brotherhood “representatives” traveled to Gaza from Egypt through the open border to meet with Hamas. An earlier media report indicated that shortly after Hamas took over the Gaza strip, Muslim Brotherhood representatives were present to review Hamas military formations. Last June, a Hamas journalist acknowledged the role that the “international Muslim Brotherhood” has played in providing funds for the purchase of weapons.