Palestinians Use Nazi ‘Sieg Heil’ Salute During Fatah Celebration in Lebanon

Invoking the salute made notorious by Adolf Hitler and the Third Reich (later adopted by the Islamic militant group Hezbollah), Palestinians used the “Hitlergruß” — or “Hail Hitler!” — salute during Fatah celebrations in Lebanon.

The Yasser Arafat-founded Fatah coins itself a “moderate” party, yet these depictions, along with its documented history advocating anti-Semitism and anti-Semitic violence dictate otherwise.

The footage, provided by MEMRI aired on Palestinian Authority TV on January 24, 2012. Even the music used is evocative of the kind used in Nazi propaganda pieces: