Cartoons posted on PLO prisoners' commission glorify imprisoned terrorists, accuse Israel of abusing them
Cartoons posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs
Posted text in Arabic and English: “#Palestinian_Prisoner’s_Day”
The cartoon shows a Palestinian woman in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) standing next to an Israeli security wall and guard tower. The woman is crying and her tears are turning into doves that are flying away. Protruding from her stomach as if she were pregnant is a prison cell, and sitting in the cell is a prisoner with chains around his legs. The woman’s heart is connected to the prisoner by what appears to be an umbilical cord.
Text on cartoon in Arabic: “I am a child who hates the occupation and dreams to be free”
Text on cartoon in English: “I hate the occupation and dream to be free”
The cartoon shows a truck with a blue Star of David on its side driving next to a security wall.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Transportation vehicle… a trip of agony in an iron box”
The cartoon shows three hands reaching out from behind the bars of a prison window and making the “V” sign for victory, with the sun rising behind the prison. An armed Israeli soldier with a grotesquely large nose is looking up at the hands.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Administrative detention… never-ending detention”
The cartoon shows four prisoners walking in a line in the desert with broken chains hanging from cuffs on their arms; the first prisoner in the line is holding a Palestinian flag. From left to right the prisoners are: apparently Raed Al-Sa’adi – a senior member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization; Nael Barghouti – a terrorist who murdered 1 together with an accomplice; and Karim and Maher Younes – terrorists who together murdered 1.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Long-term detainees… 35 years of Patience”
The cartoon shows a prisoner in a keffiyeh collapsed at the bars of his prison cell. One of his hands is holding the bars and the other is chained to them. A pool of blood is extending out from the prisoner and forming a flying dove and a hand making the “V” for victory.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Sick detainees… victims of systematic medical violations”
The cartoon shows an female prisoner in a keffiyeh balling her hands into fists while saying: “God, I am defeated, but I will triumph.”
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Palestinian female detainees… endless suffering”
The cartoon shows a body covered with a Palestinian flag and its head covered with a keffiyeh. A tiny barbed-wire fence surrounds the body, and outside of it tiny armed Israeli soldiers are standing guard. Scattered among the soldiers are tiny military vehicles – one of which is flying an Israeli flag, two tiny military posts each flying an Israeli flag, tiny security wall segments, and tiny concrete security blocks.
Text on cartoon in Arabic and English: “Retaining martyrs’ bodies is a war crime and collective punishment”
Raed Al-Sa’adi – senior member of the Islamic Jihad terror organization’s military wing. According to Palestinian sources, Al-Sa’adi was arrested by Israel in 1987 and is serving 2 life sentences and an additional 20 years. PMW was unable to verify the details of his crimes.
Nael and Fakhri Barghouti – Palestinian terrorists who murdered an Israeli army officer in January 1978, near Ramallah. Both were sentenced to life but were released in the Shalit prisoner exchange deal in 2011. Nael Barghouti was arrested again in 2014 for violating the terms of his release by offering Hamas to serve as its minister of prisoners' affairs, and is serving a life sentence plus an additional 18 years.
Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.
Maher Younes - Israeli Arab terrorist who kidnapped and murdered Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Karim Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. Younes is serving a 40 year sentence.