“We condemn and denounce the UAE embassy’s announcement in Washington that its country has included materials on the ‘Holocaust’ in its educational curricula, and we consider that support for the Zionist narrative and a form of cultural normalization,” said Hazem Qassem, a spokesman for the group, placing the word Holocaust in scare quotes.
The statement was first reported by the Shehab News Agency, a Hamas affiliated news agency.
The statement comes just days after Dr. Ali Al Nuaimi, a member of the UAE Federal National Council, confirmed the country’s intention to include the Holocaust in its curriculum and explained that “memorializing victims of the Holocaust is crucial.”
Nuaimi added that “public figures and scholars should be encouraged to discuss the Holocaust and protect common human values while leaving political differences.”
The UAE was a partner in the 2020 Abraham Accords, which normalized relations between it and Israel.
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