Fatah cartoon shows masked rioter throwing Molotov cocktail protesting against Trump peace plan
Cartoon published on Falestinona, the website of Fatah’s Information and Culture Commission in Lebanon
The cartoon shows a masked rioter with a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) covering his head throwing a lit Molotov cocktail. On his shirt is the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas covered with the colors of the Palestinian flag. The rioter is standing on a stack of papers apparently meant to represent US President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan, and in the background is the skyline of the Old City of Jerusalem including the Dome of the Rock.
Text in background of cartoon: “Down with the deal of the century (i.e., refers to Trump’s Middle East peace plan; see note below)”
Text at bottom of cartoon in Arabic: “The deal of the century will not pass”
Text at bottom of cartoon in Hebrew: “The deal will not pass”
The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment.