Palestinian children should understand the Holocaust

Despite opposition from some within Hamas who deny the gravity of the Jewish Holocaust, the UN should be praised for this move:

The United Nations’ refugee agency is planning to include the Holocaust in a new human-rights curriculum for Gaza’s secondary-school pupils, despite strident opposition to the idea from within Hamas.

John Ging, the UN Relief and Works Agency’s (UNRWA) director of operations in Gaza, told The Independent that he was “confident and determined” that the Holocaust would feature for the first time in a wide-ranging curriculum that is being drafted.

Mr Ging, a passionate advocate for Palestinian civilians in Gaza who has recently faced increasingly personal criticism and even threats by elements in the Islamic faction, added: “No human-rights curriculum is complete without the inclusion of the facts of the Holocaust, and its lessons.”