PA and Fatah demonization: Israel worse than Islamic State terrorists
PA and Fatah demonization:
Israel worse than Islamic State terrorists
Change in PA demonization:
From: Israel is worse than the Nazis
To: Israel is worse than Islamic State
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
|[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2015]|
The Palestinian Authority and Fatah have a long tradition of demonizing Jews and Israelis, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Both organizations employ a plethora of libels and lies to present Israelis as evil.
With the rise of Islamic State and the exposure of its atrocities, the PA and Fatah now have a new focus for their demonization. In the past the PA has often stated that Israel and Jews are worse than the Nazis, now they say that Israel is worse than the Islamic State. At times they add that Israel, with the US, even controls the Islamic State.
Fatah's Information and Culture Commission posted a cartoon that shows an IS fighter holding a rifle, looking into a mirror. His reflection is a caricature of a Jew holding a match. Text on the image says: "The Islamic State."
[Webpage of Fatah's Information and Culture Commission, Feb. 15, 2015]
Likewise, when the Israeli Electric Company recently cut off electricity to two Palestinian towns for a limited period of time in order to pressure the PA to pay part of its billion shekel debt to Israel for electricity, a cartoon in the official PA daily presented Israel as a masked Islamic State fighter about to cut off the head of a hostage. The executioner's mask is marked with the Star of David and he is holding a knife shaped as lightning, symbolizing electricity. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2015]