The tweet posted by @freegazaorg reads, “Zionists operated the concentration camps and helped murder millions of innocent Jews,” and included a link to video by conspiracy theorist Eustace Mullins claiming that the word Nazi is an amalgam of the words “National socialism” and “Zionist,” according to the National Post.
The group, which was founded in 2006 to break the Israeli-Egyptian blockade of Gaza, includes notable anti-Israel critics Noam Chomsky, Naomi Klein and Bishop Desmond Tutu on its board of advisors. It later became prominent during the May 2010 Gaza Flotilla incident, which it co-sponsored along with the terrorist-linked charity Humanitarian Relief Foundation (IHH).
While the tweet was quickly deleted, Avi Mayer—head of social media for the Jewish Agency for Israel (JAFI)—later picked it up and posted a screenshot of the tweet on his blog.
Responding to the tweet, the founder of the group, Greta Berlin, said that she had intended for the message and link to only be posted to a private Facebook group. “I shared it without watching it,” read a tweet from the Free Gaza Movement account. “I am sorry that I just sent it forward without looking at it. It won’t happen again.”