Cartoon on Fatah site shows Israel exploding Muslim world
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Cartoon on Fatah site shows Israel exploding Muslim world

Anti-Semitic drawing suggests the Jewish state is taking advantage of fighting between Sunnis and Shiites

Cartoon posted on Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website on August 1st, 2016, which suggests Israel is taking advantage infighting between Muslims. (Courtesy: Fatah Information and Culture Commission website)
Cartoon posted on Fatah's Information and Culture Commission website on August 1st, 2016, which suggests Israel is taking advantage infighting between Muslims. (Courtesy: Fatah Information and Culture Commission website)

Israel is taking advantage of fighting between Sunnis and Shiites in order to attack both Muslim denominations, at least according to a cartoon published Sunday on a website belonging to the Palestinian Fatah party.

The cartoon, which appears on Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission website, shows a long-nosed Jew dressed in the ultra-Orthodox style, with an Israeli flag on his arm, lighting a bomb. Within the bomb, a Sunni and a Shi’ite Muslim are also lighting bombs to blow each other up

The cartoon was published with the heading “no comment.”

The long- and hook-nosed image of a Jew and the idea that Jews control global events are both classic anti-Semitic tropes.

While Fatah officials, including the head of the party, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, have denounced anti-Semitism, anti-Jewish imagery appears often in the party’s official media.

A cartoon recently aired on a Fatah-owned Palestinian TV station showed Jews siding with the devil to fight Muslims and the Muslim prophet Muhammad.

A senior official in Fatah was also criticized last month for telling Palestinian news site Donia al-Watan, “Wherever you find an Israeli, slit his throat.”

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