The Palestinian Authority and Fatah are in the midst of rare disagreement. To be specific, what is the preferred method to murder Jews?
Abbas, who still is considered Israel’s “peace partner” by the world, never, never urges Arabs to go out and kill Jews. He simply calls on them to continue the “resistance,” the wink-wink word for terror.
The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) has translated and published recent cartoons posted on the Fatah and Palestinian Authority official web pages, and they illustrate the different tactics to carry out the same strategy.
Rock-throwing, which has killed several Jews either through a direct hit or by causing the driver to lose control of his vehicle and crash, has a romantic lure for media that always are looking for a nice angle that can show terrorists as lovers of freedom who use David’s weapon against Goliath to face the monstrous Goliaths they try to destroy.
How can anyone accuse the Palestinian Authority of encouraging terror when all it does is post a cartoon of rock-throwers, while the Fatah party that Abbas heads publicizes caricatures of Arabs stabbing Jews to death to fulfilling their “national duty,” as PLO Executive Committee member Mahmoud Ismail said and as reported here two weeks ago.
Here is a cartoon provided by PMW and which was published this week by the Palestinian Authority official daily Al-HayatAl-Jadida. Note how happy the children are when they throw rocks with slingshots, great stuff for anyone who sees children as victims and not terrorists.
The same daily two weeks ago published a “weather forecast” of rocks falling like rain on Israeli soldiers:
But the Abbas-led Faith party, unlike his Palestinian Authority regime, goes for the jugular.
PMW posted the following cartoon that was published in on Faith’s Facebook page, although the official Palestinian Authority daily saw it fit to post them also.
Perhaps, they wanted to give “equal time” to the “opposition.”
Text: “Here is Jerusalem, you crazies, beware!” [Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Oct. 4, 2015]Tzvi Ben-Gedalyahu