As Palestinian Authority leader Mahmoud Abbas proclaims the wish of his people for “peace,” the PA’s leading Fatah faction sings a very different song.
In a cartoon tweeted by Fatah on its official Twitter account, a masked Palestinian Arab is playing a knife as a violin, using a key for the bow – symbolizing the “return” of Palestinian Arabs to their abandoned homes from 1948.
The background shown is that of the currently embattled grounds of the Al Aqsa Mosque and the Dome of the Rock, on the Temple Mount.
The cartoon, a blunt warning to Israelis of more butchery with hatchets and knives, was caught and translated by the Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) watchdog organization.
“A symphony of love for Jerusalem. If the occupation wants to hear it again and again, it should continue invading Jerusalem, attacking our noble women and desecrate our Noble Sanctuary (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque plaza) and our Jerusalem.” [Fatah Twitter account, Oct. 12, 2015]
The text echoes Abbas’ own words (as documented by PMW), as the Palestinian leader encouraged Arabs to “protect the holy places.”
The mention of “noble women” and “desecration” of Al-Aqsa echoes the refrain sung by Arab terrorist Muhannad Halabi listing the reasons for his murderous attack that robbed two people of their lives in Jerusalem.