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Fatah cartoon for Nakba Day depicts Israeli flag planted in a massive pile of skulls

Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon

Headline: “Their Independence Day is our Nakba Day (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel; see note below)”

The cartoon shows an Israeli flag planted in a massive pile of skulls, and in the background a large number of upraised fists are holding keys symbolizing “the right of return” of the Palestinian refugees; one of the fists on the left has a Palestinian flag waving from it.

Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent defeat in the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.

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