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The PA and Fatah celebrate kidnapping of three Israeli youths


The PA and Fatah celebrate kidnapping 

of three Israeli youths


by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik


In an odious distortion of the World Cup 2014 logo, the official Palestinian Authority daily printed today a cartoon celebrating the kidnapping of three Israeli youths last Thursday night, June 12, 2014. Instead of the famous logo of the World Cup 2014, in which three victorious hands hold the globe, together creating the prestigious trophy, the PA cartoon shows a "trophy" of three hands holding three people with their hands up in surrender. Instead of the text "Brasil" below the "trophy," the word "Khalil" is written - Arabic for Hebron, a city near where the Israeli youths were kidnapped. 
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2014]

Original World Cup logo



Similarly, Fatah is celebrating the kidnapping as a victory. On its official Facebook page, the movement posted a cartoon of a victory sign with three fingers held up instead of two, symbolizing the three kidnapped youths. Accompanying the picture was a smiley with the text, "For your interpretation :)".



 [Facebook, "Fatah - The Main Page", June 15, 2014]


Palestinian Media Watchhas documented thePA's support for thekidnap-for-hostage strategy.

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