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Fatah cartoon: Israeli soldier thanks jihad groups for leaving the Temple Mount alone thus leaving the Al-Aqsa Mosque unprotected

Cartoon published on the website of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture

Headline: “You’re welcome!”

 

The cartoon shows an armed and uniformed Israeli soldier with a grotesque nose and a large Star of David on his helmet being interviewed by an reporter.

Soldier: “From the bottom of my heart I want to thank our brothers in the jihad organizations and Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis who are busy with the Sinai Peninsula and are letting us completely dedicate ourselves to the Al-Aqsa Mosque!”

 

 

 

Ansar Bait Al-Maqdis (Supporters of Jerusalem) – Sunni, Al-Qaeda affiliated Jihadist terror group active in the Sinai Peninsula. In 2014, many of its members swore allegiance to the Islamic State, changing the group’s name to Wilayat Sinai (Province of Sinai), while other members remained loyal to Al-Qaeda. The group also has a branch in the Gaza Strip known as the Islamic State in Gaza. The group has carried out numerous terror attacks against Israel and Egypt, including an attack on a bus in Eilat in 2011, in which 8 Israelis and 3 Egyptian soldiers were murdered, an attack on the Egyptian Security Directorate in Mansoura in 2013, in which 16 were murdered and 134 injured, and the Taba bus bombing in 2014 that murdered 4. In January 2015, the group murdered over 30 Egyptian soldiers in attacks in North Sinai.