Fatah cartoon shows Palestinians cheering in victory as Israeli metal detectors run away in fear
Cartoon and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Posted text: “The Palestinian people, the nation of giants
Cartoon by Majda Shahin”
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The cartoon shows Palestinians cheering in victory as metal detectors run away from them in fear, with the Dome of the Rock in the background indicating that they are on the Temple Mount. The cartoon refers to how on July 24, 2017, Israel started removing the metal detectors and security cameras at the entrances to the Temple Mount that it had placed there following a terror attack at the site on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israelis were murdered – see note below.
Israel’s decision to take down the security measures followed two weeks of Palestinians rioting in Jerusalem, while PA and Fatah leaders endorsed the riots, called on Palestinians to “rage” and come to the “defense” of the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
In addition, on July 21, 2017, a Palestinian terrorist broke into the Jewish town of Halamish near Ramallah and stabbed 3 Israelis to death while they were having dinner. A stabbing attack also took place in Petah Tikvah during this time. Moreover, an Israeli embassy security guard killed two Jordanians after one of them attacked him in Jordan, and the Israeli government had to negotiate the safe return to Israel of the embassy staff.
The dismantling of the metal detectors on the Temple Mount was presented as part of this deal.
Muhammad Ahmad Muhammad Jabarin, Muhammad Hamed Abd Al-Latif Jabarin, and Muhammad Ahmad Mufaddal Jabarin - Israeli Arab terrorists aged 29, 19, and 19, who shot from the Temple Mount at Israeli policemen, murdering 2 Israeli Druze border policemen - Haiel Stawi and Kamil Shnaan, on July 14, 2017. Two of the terrorists were shot and killed by other policemen during the attack. The third terrorist was shot and killed while trying to flee.
Omar Al-Abd – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and murdered 3 Israelis - Yosef, Haya, and Elad Salomon - and severely injured 1 - Tova Salomon - as they sat at their Sabbath dinner table in Halamish, north of Ramallah, on July 21, 2017. Al-Abd was shot and wounded by a neighbor and taken into Israeli custody, receiving necessary medical treatment in an Israeli hospital.
Before committing the attack, Al-Abd wrote in his "will" on Facebook that he was taking his knife to respond to what was happening at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and did not expect to return. A week earlier, a terror attack was carried out at the Temple Mount in which 2 Israelis were murdered. Following the attack Israel closed the Temple Mount for two days and reopened it with metal detectors at the entrance to the holy site. Palestinians interpreted these measures as an “aggression” and “attack” against the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
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