Holocaust families blast Israel over Gaza conflict
'As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians'
Israel’s attacks on Gaza have been condemned by more than 300 Holocaust survivors and their descendants as a “massacre,” the BBC reported on Sunday.
The statement has been posted as an advert in the New York Times by left-wing organization, the International Jewish Anti-Zionist Network.
The ad, calling for the Gaza blockade to be lifted and Israel to be boycotted, was signed by 40 Holocaust survivors and 287 descendants and other relatives.
"As Jewish survivors and descendants of survivors and victims of the Nazi genocide we unequivocally condemn the massacre of Palestinians in Gaza and the ongoing occupation and colonization of historic Palestine," the statement said.
The move came in response to an advertisement by Holocaust survivor Elie Wiesel which compared the Palestinian movement Hamas to the Nazis.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has done the same, voicing the slogan "Hamas is ISIS. ISIS is Hamas" at a news conference, on Twitter and even at his weekly Cabinet meeting Sunday.