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Official PA daily cartoon criticizes social media posts glorifying Martyrs at the expense of their families

Cartoon published in the official PA daily Text on cartoon: “Several of the media outlets: #View The Martyr’s (Shahid’s) mother upon receiving the notice [of her son’s death] – 1,000 likes The Martyr – 500 likes The Martyr’s blood – 450 likes The Martyr’s shoe – 300 likes The tear of the Martyr’s mother – 10 likes” The cartoon shows a Palestinian mother holding her bleeding son, with text boxes dissecting the image based on the number of likes it would receive on Facebook. The cartoon is an apparent criticism of social media voyeurism at the expense of the family of the “Martyr,” as a picture of his shoes is listed as being worth more likes than his mother’s tears.

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