Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
In a show of support and encouragement of the current Palestinian riots and rock-throwing, the official PA daily printed the above cartoon showing a masked Palestinian playing an oud whose neck ends in a "V" for "victory" and whose strings form a slingshot holding a rock. The title of the piece he is playing off his sheet music is "Freedom." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 9, 2015]
Palestinian Media Watch has reported on a similar cartoon of "a symphony of love for Jerusalem," which showed a Palestinian playing a knife as a violin, glorifying the many recent stabbing attacks.
The official PA daily printed another cartoon showing a masked Palestinian making a "V" for "victory" with his fingers and using the "V" as a slingshot to throw rocks. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2015]
Abbas' Fatah also supports rock-throwing openly and has changed its cover photo on Facebook to this photo of a Palestinian youth throwing a rock with a slingshot. [Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Nov. 6, 2015]
Fatah also posted this photo of a Palestinian using a slingshot to throw a smoke bomb. He is wearing a mask with the Fatah logo with two rifles. It was posted with this text:
"#The Fatah movement the will of the people #Palestine"
The official PA daily also printed a large photo of a masked Palestinian about to sling a rock with a large slingshot. The photo appeared on page 17 of the official PA daily, which was dedicated to pictures of "resistance." It was the lead picture among other photos of rock-throwing and burning Molotov cocktails and arrests.
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