A Palestinian Authority newspaper published a cartoon on Sunday that seemed to applaud the abduction of three Israeli teenagers, while Fatah posted another two pictures on its Facebook page that similarly lauded the kidnappings, Palestinian Media Watch reported.
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, the official daily newspaper of the Palestinian Authority, printed a cartoon based on the soccer World Cup 2014 logo, only instead of the original image of three hands holding the globe, the drawing showed the hands grasping three Jewish caricatures with their hands raised in surrender. In place of the word “Brasil” in the official logo, the cartoon had the Arabic word for Hebron.
Fatah posted the same cartoon to its Facebook page and also included two other photos that referred to the kidnappings of yeshiva students Eyal Yifrach, 19, Gil-ad Shaar, 16, and Naftali Frenkel, 16, who were abducted while hitchhiking south of Jerusalem Thursday night near the city of Hebron.
One picture showed a hand giving the a victory salute with three fingers rather than the more traditional two finger victory icon. In a comment below the picture there was a smiley with the phrase “For your interpretation,” PMW said.
Another caricature on the Facebook page showed three rats wearing yarmulkes on their heads, caught on a fishing line.