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Trump drowns, Israel comes to an end, because "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine" - in Fatah animation

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |


Fatah Facebook animation:
US and Israel will drown in the ocean,
because "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine"

 "#Jerusalem. is an Arabic & Islamic city,
what ever you claim Mr. #Trump !!"


Fatah: The US embassy in Jerusalem
 is an "illegal settlement"



Nan Jacques Zilberdik



In response to the opening of the US embassy in Jerusalem yesterday, and in condemnation of the American recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Abbas' Fatah Movement posted an animated video on Facebook showing US President Donald Trump and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu drowning in the ocean. Posted text and a sign in the video declare that "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine":



Posted text: "#Jerusalem. is an Arabic & Islamic city, what ever you claim Mr. #Trump !!"
[all errors in source, Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018]


The video shows Netanyahu and Trump floating on a raft at sea with Israeli and American flags and a sign saying "US Embassy" in Hebrew, Arabic, and English. Trump is holding a piece of paper on which is written "Jerusalem capital of Israel," while a recording of his statement "and Jerusalem is Israel's capital" is heard. Immediately after his declaration the raft breaks in two, and Trump drowns together with the Israeli flag; Netanyahu jumps into the water and disappears. The embassy sign flips, and the reverse side of it reads: "Jerusalem is the capital of Palestine." A ship flying the UN flag and the flags of a number of countries including Ireland, Turkey, Lebanon, and other Arab states then pulls up to stop by the raft. On the ship an elderly woman wearing a Palestinian flag and a younger woman dressed in black are waving.

Another post also mocked Trump, showing an image of him made of bologna, salami, and a banana - as if to say Trump is "full of baloney" and that he is "bananas." [Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018] A burning image of Trump was also posted by Fatah:


PA and Fatah leaders have mocked Trump before, as Palestinian Media Watch has reported, calling him a "rich adolescent," an "ignoramus," and "the crazy man."

Several Fatah cartoons called the US embassy in Jerusalem an "illegal settlement" and showed Trump helping to build new "settlement" houses. The following three cartoons appeared with identical texts:



Text on images in Arabic and English: "The alleged American embassy in the occupied Palestinian capital is a new illegal settlement spot"



Posted text: "The alleged American embassy is a new outpost in the occupied capital"
[Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018]

The cartoon shows Trump planting rows of houses with red roofs, characteristic of Israeli towns in the West Bank. Trump is holding a spade and has a watering can and a box with more houses in it next to him.

The cartoon shows Trump, who is wearing an American flag tie, letting a man with a Star of David on his shirt stand on his back so he can lay red roof tiles on a house he is building. More bricks and a bucket of cement are also on Trump's back. [Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018]


Another image shows a shark with its mouth open. Instead of teeth it has rows of "settlement" houses with red roofs. The sparkle in the shark's eye is in the shape of a Star of David. [Official Fatah Facebook page, May 15, 2018]

A photoshopped picture of American and Israeli flags and a sign pointing to the new American embassy in Jerusalem changed the sign's original text "US embassy" to "US settlement," and a poster with the text "Trump Make Israel Great" was replaced with "Trump makes Israel more racist."

Posted text: "The American settlement"
 [Official Fatah Facebook page, May 14, 2018]

The original photo of the sign pointing to the US embassy in Jerusalem which Fatah photoshopped:

Text on the sign in Hebrew, Arabic, and English: "US Embassy"
Text on the poster in English: "Trump Make Israel Great"
[REUTERS, May 11, 2018]

The animated video of Trump drowning was posted by Abbas' Fatah Movement on Facebook on the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem. On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump formally recognized Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The US embassy opened in Jerusalem on May 14, 2018, the anniversary of Israel's declaration of independence in 1948 according to the Gregorian calendar.

The young woman seen at the end of the animated video is meant to represent Ahed Tamimi a teenage female Palestinian who attacked Israeli soldiers on Dec. 15, 2017, near the village of Nabi Saleh, north of Ramallah, together with her 21-year-old female cousin, Nour Tamimi, and her mother, Nariman. Ahed was later arrested and charged with several counts, including aggravated assault, hindering a soldier in the line of duty, incitement, and rock throwing. After her arrest, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas called her father Bassem Tamimi to praise her and her family's participation in "peaceful" protests. Ahed Tamimi has a history of assaulting Israeli soldiers.