Early last August, the Palestinian Authority launched an exhibition of anti-Semitic images in the Bedouin shantytown of Khan al-Ahmar, an illegal post between Ma’aleh Adumim and Jerusalem, slated for demolition by the High Court of Justice.
According to Makor Rishon, the exhibition was attended by PA ministers, representatives from European countries and UN agencies, including Sonia Azzam, the representative of UNESCO in Ramallah, and Genevieve Putin, the UNICEF representative in Ramallah, AY Suliman, the South African ambassador to the Palestinian Authority, representatives from Norway, the UK, the Netherlands, and Germany.
The exhibition presented Israel as a wicked and terrifying octopus whose arms uproot churches and the al-Aqsa Mosque, strangle an Arab child and destroy schools.
Other paintings portrayed IDF soldiers aiming their weapons at Arab girls; a tank wearing an American hat under which peeks President Donald Trump’s blond hair – with an Israeli soldier leading the tank toward a targeted Arab boy.
The anti-Semitic exhibition was placed in the school that was erected in the illegal village, so that the visiting foreign dignitaries could not have missed these artistic offerings.
UNICEF responded to the Makor Rishon story, saying that their representative, Genevieve Putin’s impression was “that the art exhibition was shocking and very inappropriate, even more so because this exhibition was presented in close proximity to a school.”
“Children must be protected from violence and not be exposed to violent representations or messages that promote hate and intolerance,” the UNICEF response continued, adding that Ms. Putin “expressed her concerns to the organizers of the event.”
“Once again, we see that the alleged humanitarian European involvement in Judea and Samaria is only a cover,” said Yishai Hamo, the Regavim movement’s coordinator of operations in Judea and Samaria. “This is a new face of the same old anti-Semitism.”
“In such cases, the truth [about the PA] is revealed and we welcome it,” Hamo said.