“This is Adolf Hitler’s book translated into Arabic. Mein Kampf. This book led to the Holocaust and World War II. This is the book that led him to an electoral victory in Germany,” Herzog said during the interview.
“This book was found in the north of the Gaza Strip just a few days ago. In a children’s room that Hamas has turned into its military base,” the Israeli president said.
“She was on the body of one of the terrorists and murderers from Hamas. He even underlined some passages in the book and took notes…He learned Adolf Hitler’s ideology of hating and killing Jews over and over again,” he added.
A Palestinian woman who threatened worse attacks than Hitler was arrested by Israeli soldiers
Protesters are also helping, Herzog said
He then pointed to Saturday’s giant pro-Palestinian demonstration in London, which, according to British police estimates, was attended by 300,000 people.
“I am not saying that all of them support Hitler. I’m just saying that by ignoring what Hamas’s ideology is, they’re basically supporting that ideology,” Herzog said.
He also denied that Israel’s retaliation for the terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7, in which around 1,200 people, mostly civilians, were killed, would be disproportionate.
More than 11,000 people, mostly women and children, have been killed in the Jewish state’s retaliation in the Gaza Strip, according to Hamas authorities, although these figures could not be independently verified. “First of all, we have to defend ourselves,” Herzog said.
“We have to root out this terrorist machinery. We must root out that ideology of Hamas, ISIS (terrorist organization Islamic State – note ed.), Hitler. That’s it. Otherwise, there will be no peace in the Middle East,” added the Israeli president.
At the same time, he admitted that there are “tragedies” in the Gaza Strip, but according to Herzog, Hamas is largely responsible for them.