On Jul. 31, 2015, Hamas tweeted a cartoon that was critical of Fatah and the PA, depicting a Jew raping a woman, representing the West Bank, and murdering children while a PA soldier stands by idly. The cartoon outraged the PA and generated anger in the Palestinian street. Hamas was forced to remove the cartoon from its twitter account and apologize, while the cartoonist, Baha Yassin removed the cartoon from his Facebook page and replaced it with a modified version that is actually a continuation of the first one, differentiating between the population of the West Bank and the Palestinian Authority.
In this cartoon, a woman with the words "West Bank" written in green, the color of Hamas, stabs the Jew in the back in the center of the "Star of David" and kills him. The new "West Bank" woman holds the knife dripping with the Jew's blood, then rebukes the first yellow (Fatah) woman, who is now renamed "[Palestinian] Authority".
Hamas woman to PA-Fatah woman: "I will attain what my children deserve and what you deserve, [Palestinian] Authority of shame."
The cartoonist added this text beside the visual: "This is the West Bank that I know."
Text on the policeman's post now reads: "Security Cooperation Position" [A reference to the security cooperation between the Israeli army and the PA.]
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Text and image published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”
Image shows a photo of a Palestinian man pretending to kick a Ultra-Orthodox Jew in the Old City of Jerusalem.
Text: “The streets of Jerusalem”
Image and text posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page.” Images of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and the burnt out bus she and other terrorists hijacked and in which they killed 37 Israeli civilians.
Text: “Fatah – the school of resistance. Be assured that whoever resists has emerged from the womb of the mother school. No sensible person in the world denies Fatah’s contribution to the resistance. We respectfully and admiringly bow to the resistance in all its forms. – From the history of the Palestinian resistance.”
Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, and the commission's official website links to this Facebook page.
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Image and text posted on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page.”
Abbas' quoting the Quran at the end of this speech - “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory” - was interpreted by his constituents as a sign to take to the streets. This speech sparked Palestinian rioting in Jerusalem and the West Bank.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas concluded the speech with a quote from the Quran: “Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.” [Sura 22:39, trans. Sahih International]
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