A Belgian state broadcaster claimed in a Holocaust documentary that Jews repeatedly “massacred” and “systematically” displaced Palestinians.
The claim was aired on May 26 in a voiceover narration in the fifth episode of the Dutch-language television documentary series titled “Children of the Holocaust” produced by the VRT broadcaster.
After seven Arab armies declared war on and invaded Israel in May 1948, “Israel’s army systematically destroyed Palestinian villages, expulsed the population and destroyed their homes,” the narrator said about the days following the end of the British Mandate over Palestine.
Belgian Holocaust series says Jews 'massacred' and 'systematically' displaced Palestinians - Jewish Telegraphic Agency
The state broadcaster defended the disputed allegations, which prompted an outcry, by saying they had been vetted by “four Flemish professors with great expertise on the subject.”