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Jew is a bloodthirsty vampire eating a child, on Fatah - Lebanon website

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

Note: This cartoon was previously seen in a Qatari newspaper in 2009

Headline: “58 years since the Kafr Qassem massacre (see note below –Ed.)”

The cartoon shows a Jew wearing a kippah (Jewish skullcap) with the Star of David. The Jew is depicted as a vampire with pointed ears, a long pointy nose, and sharp fangs dripping blood. The Jew is holding an unconscious young Palestinian boy with a Palestinian flag shirt, and is about to sink his fangs into the boy’s neck. In the upper right corner is a heart in the colors of the Palestinian flag.

Kafr Qassem Massacre – With the outbreak of the Israel–Egypt war in Sinai Israel on Oct. 29, 1956, Israel imposed a curfew on Arab villages for security reasons. Israeli border police were given orders to shoot anyone who broke the curfew, and 43 Israeli Arabs of the village of Kfar Qassem, including women and children, who were outside the village and unaware of the curfew were shot and killed. An Israeli military court determined that the soldiers had a duty to disobey the order as it was manifestly illegal. The families of those killed were compensated financially, the border policemen were prosecuted and sentenced to prison - but pardoned after one year, and the brigadier commander was given a symbolic fine. This massacre is condemned in Israel and is considered a seminal event in its history that is studied in the Israeli army at all levels. In addition it is taught in Israeli schools and efforts are being made to increase its study. Former Israeli President Shimon Peres formally apologized for the massacre in December 2007, and President Reuven Rivlin has condemned it, calling it a “terrible crime” that weighs heavily on Israel’s collective conscience.


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