Jews depicted as snake in PA cartoon
Text on cartoon: “The settlers’ break-ins”
The cartoon shows a snake with its fangs bared sticking its head through the bars of a bird cage that are rising up from the walls of the Old City of Jerusalem, and inside the cage is the Old City with the Dome of the Rock symbolizing the Temple Mount prominently visible.
The PA and its leaders consider all of the Temple Mount an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore they view any presence of Jews on the mount as an “invasion” or a "break-in." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.