Catalonia cancels Holocaust memorial due to Gaza


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The government of Catalonia canceled a ceremony to memorialize the Holocaust in response to Israel’s Gaza operation.

The Spanish autonomous state has been a hotbed of pro-Palestinian public opinion, Ynet reported.

The ceremony marking International Holocaust Remebrance Day on Jan. 27 was canceled as a protest of Israel’s three-week offensive in the Gaza Strip, which the local media has compared to Nazi atrocities, according to Ynet.

"Marking the Jewish Holocaust while a Palestinian Holocaust is taking place is not right," a local official told a Barcelona newspaper.

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