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Fatah: Stab the Israelis! PA: Stone the Israelis!
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Fatah: Stab the Israelis!
PA: Stone the Israelis!
 
PA and Fatah promote terror
 
Fatah encourages stabbings:  
 
 
Text: "Here is Jerusalem, you crazies, beware!"  
[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Oct. 4, 2015]

PA encourages stone throwing: 
 
 
 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
While Mahmoud Abbas assures the world in English that he advocates only "peaceful resistance," both his government and members of his political party, Fatah, openly promote terror and murder of Jews, as Palestinian Media Watch has shown. The following cartoons are examples of the Palestinian Authority and Fatah promoting stabbings and encouraging rock throwing. The cartoons were published in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, on Fatah's official Facebook page and in the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam
 
The above image of a Jew screaming in pain with a knife stuck in his shoulder was posted on Fatah's Facebook page. The Palestinian flag is on the blade of the knife and in the background is Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and the Dome of the Rock.
The text in Arabic and in Hebrew on top of the image says:
 
"Here is Jerusalem, you crazies, beware!"
[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Oct. 4, 2015]
 
A few days after this cartoon appeared, and following the murder of 4 Israelis in shooting and stabbing attacks, and several other instances of Palestinians attacking Israelis with knives, Abbas Zaki, a member of Fatah's Central Committee, referred to stabbings and rock throwing as Palestinian "defense":
 
"We are defending ourselves today, and will continue to defend ourselves. We are not in favor of escalation. However, the occupation is the one that kills, destroys, and attacks our cities and villages. Of course the defense differs from Palestinian to Palestinian, and there are some among us who defend with a rock, and those who defend with a knife."
[Anadolu Agency, a Turkish news agency, Oct. 9, 2015,
Fatah's European Information and Culture Commission website, Oct. 9, 2015] 
   
Several cartoons urging Palestinians to throw rocks at Israelis have appeared as well. One cartoon showed children happily engaged in throwing rocks with slingshots. On the separation wall behind them is written: "We will return again" and "Palestine." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2015]
  
 

Another cartoon showed an Israeli soldier being stoned by rocks falling from the sky like rain and the text: "Winter has returned..." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 8, 2015]



 
In another, a whole family is seen prepared with rocks in their hands and ready to attack. 
 
Text above the cartoon: "The rocks of 2015!!"

Text on man's arm: "Allah is with you, Abu Al-Abed." (name of cartoon character)

A map of "Palestine" next to the text on the arm includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel. [Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2015] 
 
Another cartoon encouraged more rock throwing, calling Palestinians to "Advance, advance." [Al-Ayyam, Oct. 9, 2015] The cartoon shows a Palestinian throwing a rock, with a Palestinian flag in the background.

   
 
Another cartoon in the official PA daily showed a Palestinian flag in which the triangle of the flag points toward a bleeding Israeli soldier. Inside the triangle, various means of Palestinian "resistance" are depicted, including music, painting, funeral processions, and rock throwing at the forefront. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2015]
  
Yet another drawing depicted a boy throwing a rock that hits a bell and causes it to ring, possibly indicating that rock throwing is a way to draw attention to the Palestinian cause. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 21, 2015]

   
 
Similarly, Palestinian Media Watch has exposed other visual expressions promoting stabbings and rock throwings, such as one cartoon showing a Palestinian playing a knife as if it were a violin, stating that stabbings are "a symphony of love for Jerusalem."

 


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