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Official PA Daily publishes cartoon depicting Ben Gvir as a snail protected by its IDF shell

Cartoon published in the official PA daily

Text on cartoon: “The invasions [of the Al-Aqsa Mosque] by [Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar] Ben Gvir”

The cartoon shows Israeli Minister of National Security Itamar Ben Gvir depicted as a snail with “IDF” (Israel Defense Forces) written on its shell moving on the ground with the Dome of the Rock seen in the background. The cartoon refers to Ben Gvir visiting the Temple Mount accompanied by security forces for Tisha B’Av on July 27, 2023.

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 30, 2023]

Break-in/Invasion/attack of Al-Aqsa Mosque - The PA and its leaders misrepresent all of the Temple Mount as an integral part of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. Therefore, they vilify any presence of Jews on the mount as an "invasion." It should be noted that Jews who visit the Temple Mount only enter some sections of the open areas, and do not enter the Al-Aqsa Mosque or the Dome of the Rock. Israeli police ban Jewish prayer at the Temple Mount because of threats of violence by Palestinians.

Tisha B'Av - Jewish day of mourning commemorating the destruction of the First and Second Temples in Jerusalem (586 BCE and 70 CE) and the forced exile of most of the Jewish people from the land of Israel.

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