Fatah TV cartoon depicts Jews celebrating murder of Palestinian infant in arson attack
Fatah-run Awdah TV displays in its “Cartoon of the Day” section this cartoon, which was published on the Al-Wasat Today Palestinian media network. The cartoon was broadcast on August 1 and rebroadcast on August 2, 2015. This cartoon implies that all Jews support and celebrate the horrific crime committed against the Dawabsheh family. The image shows a baby’s bottle of milk going up in flames – referring to the Palestinian infant Ali Dawabsheh, who was killed when the Dawabsheh family’s home in the village of Duma was set on fire. In the light of the flames are seen shadows of satanic Jews with stars on their foreheads and smiles on their faces. Note: Duma arson attack - On July 31, 2015, two Palestinian houses in the West Bank village of Duma were set afire by Molotov cocktails thrown through their windows. 18-month-old Ali Dawabsheh was killed in this attack, his father, Saad Dawabsheh, died of injuries 8 days later, and his mother, Reham Dawabsheh, died of injuries 5 weeks later. Israeli leaders and citizens from all sectors of society condemned this attack, and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas that all Israelis were disgusted by the crime, adding, “We will not countenance terrorism of any kind.” He ordered the security forces "to use all means at their disposal to apprehend the murderers and bring them to justice forthwith." There is suspicion that this was a nationalist attack carried out by Jewish extremists in revenge for Palestinian terror attacks. However, the crime remains unsolved with no named suspects.