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PA daily cartoon depicts Israeli soldier digging under the Dome of the Rock

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

The cartoon consists of two panels (reading from right to left).

Text in panel 1: “When they do not succeed in standing before its residents…[ellipsis in source]”

Panel 1 shows an Israeli soldier with a hammer in his hands and his shoulders slumped, facing a giant Palestinian in a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) standing before the Dome of the Rock with his hand raised, palm forward, to stop the soldier.

Panel 2 shows the Israeli soldier digging under the Dome of the Rock with the hammer while the giant Palestinian stands before it above ground.

Note that Israel does not actually excavate under the Temple Mount; see note below.

Excavations under the Temple Mount - The Israeli daily Haaretz has stated that the excavations do not reach beneath the mosque: "Despite complaints from the Islamic Movement and Palestinian groups, not a single dig penetrates beneath the [Temple] Mount." [Haaretz, May 24, 2016]

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