Wednesday, October 19, 2016

PMW: PA Security Forces cartoon: Netanyahu's hands drip with blood

PA Security Forces cartoon: 
Netanyahu's hands drip with blood

Itamar Marcus

Although the Palestinian National Security Forces coordinate with Israel on security issues against Hamas, this does not stop them from demonizing Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Israeli soldiers.
This cartoon, with the logo of the Palestinian security forces and posted on its official Facebook page, presents Netanyahu with blood dripping from his hand. He is shown holding a magnifying glass with the word "Sharon," i.e., walking in the footsteps of former Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, who the Palestinian Authority likewise demonizes as a person who sought to kill Palestinians. [Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 14, 2016]

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that demonizing Israel is a fundamental component of Palestinian Authority leadership messaging to its people. 
The PA National Security Forces demonized Israeli soldiers in another cartoon. Two Israeli soldiers with long noses standing at a checkpoint are ordering dogs that are shaped like assault rifles to attack Palestinians, who are lying bleeding on the ground. [Facebook page of the PA National Security Forces, Oct. 17, 2016]


The cartoon apparently addresses the alleged "summary executions" that the PA claims Israel is carrying out, in a reference to how Israeli soldiers have shot Palestinian terrorists as they were in the act of attacking Israelis.

This cartoon has appeared in the past on Fatah-run Awdah TV.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016

PMW: PA kids' drawings: Israel drinks blood of Palestinians

PA kids' drawings:
 Israel drinks blood of Palestinians;
Israel eats Palestinians; 
Yes to Violence; 
All of Israel is "Palestine" in kids' maps
Fatah about drawings:
"Innocent drawings express the feelings of children
 of #Palestine"
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 11, 2016

Itamar Marcus

Fatah has posted several children's drawings on Facebook. The drawings clearly show the success of PA and Fatah brainwashing children to believe that Israel only seeks to harm them, violence is good and that all of Israel really is "Palestine."

Labeling the drawings "innocent drawings" that "express the feelings of children of #Palestine," Fatah posted the drawing above showing Israel, as indicated by a Star of David, eating a Palestinian body wrapped in the Palestinian flag. Blood is seen coming from the body, and a glass of blood is next to the plate.

Another drawing by a Palestinian child showed a crucified woman wearing the colors of the Palestinian flag, with her body in the shape of the PA map of "Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. The crucifixion also repeats the analogy that Palestinians are Martyr victims like Jesus

Yet other drawings showed support for violence as legitimate means of Palestinian opposition to Israel. One child drew a Palestinian with a slingshot, another drew a hand with a rifle (see below). These drawings echo the PA and Fatah's encouragement of the use of violence against Israel and their glorification of terrorists as heroes. Palestinian Media Watch documented thatsummer camps organized by the PA Ministry of Education and the PLO educated children to see terrorist stabbers as role models.

Other drawings repeated the world view that all of Israel is "Palestine," showing the PA map of "Palestine" which completely erases the existence of Israel and its legitimacy (see below). 

This message is repeated endlessly by the PA and Fatah. Children are told that "it will all return to us" on kids' TV programs. The PA National Security Forces regularly post photos from all over Israel presenting the places as "Palestine," and even crossword puzzles portray Israeli cities as "occupied Palestine." 

The PA's exploitation of Palestinian children's innocence is precisely what PMW has been highlighting and warning about for years.

The PA and Fatah repeatedly demonize Israel as a monster whose only intention is to harm Palestinians. Israel is "Satan with a tail" on PA TV children's programs and "Satan's project" fighting "Allah's project" in sermons delivered by Mahmoud Abbas' advisor. 

Similarly, Palestinian terrorist murderers are being portrayed as innocent victims of alleged Israeli "executions." 

A few of the drawings included doves, some calling for "peace and freedom." A major focus of Palestinian Authority policy today is to demand freedom for all imprisoned Palestinian terrorists including murderers. One drawing specifies "Freedom for Ahmad Manasrah" - a child terrorist who stabbed and critically wounded two Israelis, one of them a 13-year-old boy.

Text: "Freedom for Ahmad Manasrah"
 Text on flag: "Palestine". 
Text below states the name of the school: 
"Al-Janiah High School for Boys and Girls"
PA and Fatah's indoctrination of children to hate and violence, including their naming schools and sporting events after terrorists, perpetuate the conflict and are one of the greatest impediments to peace.

Monday, October 10, 2016

PMW: Fatah celebrates "blood" of two Israelis murdered yesterday

Fatah celebrates "blood" of
two Israelis murdered yesterday
Machine gun waves from Dome of Rock
above pool of blood representing 2 murdered Israelis
in Fatah cartoon
by Itamar Marcus

A hand waves a machine gun from the top of the Dome of the Rock mosque in a cartoon posted by Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement this morning. In the corner is a pool of blood and two helmets with Stars of David, symbolizing the two murdered Israelis.

The text #Jerusalem accompanies the cartoon, which appeared today, after a Palestinian terrorist yesterday shot and murdered one Israeli civilian and one policeman, and injured six others during a shooting spree through Jerusalem. As Palestinian Media Watch has documented, the PA and Fatah portraying terrorists and murderers as great defenders of Islam and the Islamic holy places. The cartoon's message is that yesterday's murder of two Israelis is a victory.

Yesterday, the Fatah Movement was quick to praise the murderer as a "Martyr" and its Jerusalem branch announced a day of mourning.

Sunday, October 9, 2016

PMW: Fatah quick to honor as "Martyr" today's terrorist murderer

Fatah immediately honors as "Martyr"
today's terrorist murderer
who shot and killed 2 and wounded others
Itamar Marcus 
In two separate posts on its official Facebook page, Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah Movement honored the terrorist murderer who went on a shooting spree in Jerusalem today, targeting people who were waiting at train stations from his car. Terrorist Musbah Abu Sbeih murdered a 60-year-old woman and a policeman, and injured 6.
Fatah referred to the murderer as a "Shahid," an Islamic Martyr - someone who died for Allah - a status the Palestinian Authority presents as the highest achievement a Muslim can reach in life.
Defining a dead murderer as a Shahid indicates that according to Fatah, the murder of Israelis is sanctioned and even desired in the name of Islam.

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that it is PA and Fatah policy to glorify terrorist murderersand turn them into role models for Palestinian society.
Fatah and the Palestinian Authority for quite some time have been defining the conflict with Israel as a religious war, defining all attackers and the murderers of Israelis as heroic defenders of Islam and its symbols. Fatah's Jerusalem branch announced "mourning and a general strike for Palestine's Martyrs" and specifically mentioned today's killer - "this morning's Martyr" and vowed to "defend the honor of the Arab and Islamic nations with our bare chests." These and other terms in Fatah's posts, see text below, reiterate Fatah's Islamization of the conflict with Israel.

Voice of Palestine Radio likewise reported that the Jerusalem branch of Fatah announced a day of mourning and a general strike in Jerusalem "due to the death of the Shahid Abu Sbeih."

The following are excerpts from the two posts on Fatah's Facebook page:

Posted text: "The one who carried out the operation (i.e., terror attack, 2 murdered) today in Jerusalem is a pilgrim [to Mecca] Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih (40), one of the most prominent people in Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and a released prisoner.
He was supposed to turn himself in today and begin a sentence of four months on charges of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and hitting the occupation's soldiers.
He was arrested in 2013 in the Bab Huta region of the Old City of Jerusalem on charges of hitting an officer and was released, but to his surprise the case was reopened in 2015 and he was sentenced to a four month active sentence, and according to the ruling of the Israeli Magistrate Court that was given roughly one month ago, the ruling was supposed to be carried out in the middle of this month [October 2016].
The occupation authorities persecuted him over the last two weeks and he was arrested and detained five times in a row, and after his last arrest he was released on condition of being distanced from East Jerusalem for one month, and before that he was given a ruling preventing him from traveling [abroad] until the end of this year, and he was forbidden from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque for six months, after being released [from arrest] at the end of last year [2015]."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 9, 2016]
Posted text: "The Jerusalem branch of Fatah announced a strike and mourning for the Martyrs' (Shahids') souls.
'Permission [to fight] has been given to those who are being fought, because they were wronged. And indeed, Allah is competent to give them victory.' [Sura 22:39, Sahih International translation] Great truth of God.
The Jerusalem branch of Fatah announced mourning and a general strike today [Oct. 9, 2016] in Jerusalem in memory of the souls of the Martyrs of Palestine and this morning's Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih. 
Due to the barbaric escalation being perpetrated by the occupation government and the herds of settlers, which includes killing, violence, destruction, and an attempt to instill fear in our Palestinian cities, villages, and refugee camps, and particularly in Jerusalem, we announce our complete objection to crimes of these types being carried out before the international community and its human rights organizations. These organizations have not succeeded in forcing the occupation government to abide by international law, and treat it as an entity that is above international law, as they shirk their responsibilities to the Palestinian people and even to providing international protection to our people. The occupation government and its executive branches must bear the consequences of what they are perpetrating against the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the disregard of Muslim sensibilities, and the granting of permission to the settlers to invade it, defile it, and desecrate its sanctity on a daily basis under the umbrella and protection of the occupation police. This, while banning hundreds of men and women from Jerusalem who are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) from entering the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and carrying out a policy of distancing [them from the Al-Aqsa Mosque] and detentions. All of these steps will not be accepted in silence, and residents of Jerusalem will defend the place of the ascent to Heaven (i.e., the Al-Aqsa Mosque) of our precious messenger Muhammad, blessings and peace be upon him.
Therefore, we in the Jerusalem branch of Fatah emphasize our adherence to Jerusalem, the strengthening of the [Arab] presence in the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Old City [of Jerusalem], and [that] it will not be abandoned to the extremists and terrorists [of the occupation], and [that] we will defend the honor of the Arab and Islamic nations with our bare chests. Praise to the Martyrs, healing to the injured, freedom to the prisoners, and cessation to the occupation."
[Official Fatah Facebook page, Oct. 9, 2016]
Musbah Abu Sbeih - 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in and begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. Abu Sbeih praised terror groups including Hamas as well as terrorists who carried out attacks on his Facebook page, and actively called for attacks against Israelis. In July 2016, Abu Sbeih was given a distancing order from the Temple Mount that was to be in effect until the end of October 2016.

Friday, October 7, 2016

Magen David Adom MDA Heroes Talk About 365 Days of Terror

Jerusalem-based paramedics recount their experiences saving lives over the past year, when Palestinian terror attacks against Israelis skyrocketed.
The current wave of Palestinian terror began on the eve of Rosh Hashana – the Jewish New Year – exactly a year ago, and continued in full intensity.
Listen to the heroic paramedics of Magen David Adom (MDA), Israel’s national emergency medical service, discuss 365 days of saving lives while working under constant threat.
They talk about the victims – real people, not mere statistics.
This video presents the stories of the MDA teams in the Jerusalem region, where the largest number of terror attacks occurred.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

PMW: PA daily: Israel controls the US which controls the world

Palestinian Media Watch has long documented that the Palestinian Authority spreads classicAntisemitic hate, claiming that the Jews and Israel control the world.

This libel was given a new rendering this week in the official PA daily, which ran a cartoon that portrays Israel as controlling the United States and telling it what to do with the world.
In the cartoon, a small soldier with a Star of David on his helmet is seen giving orders to a taller man with blank eyes, representing the US. The large man's hat is made of the American flag but with a six-pointed Star of David replacing the five-pointed star. The "US" is holding a basketball that resembles a globe, and "Israel" is directing the "US" to shoot the globe-shaped basketball into a basket which is also shaped of a Star of David.
The cartoon's message is that while America controls the world, it is Israel who orders America what to do with the world.
In a different version of this libel, the PA regularly claims that Israel indirectly controls world events and is responsible for all the civil wars, the creation of the Islamic State and even the radical Muslim terror attacks in Europe.
For example, the official Fatah Facebook page published this cartoon blaming Israel for the terror attack in Paris on Nov. 13, 2015 that killed 130 people. The cartoon depicts Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with an ISIS terrorist near the Eiffel Tower. Netanyahu is pictured helping the ISIS terrorist aim his machine gun.

[Official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement, Nov. 16, 2015]
Another cartoon expresses the libel that Jews/Israel seek to destroy the Muslim world. The
cartoon depicts a long-nosed Jew with an Israeli flag on his arm lighting a fuse to blow up a bomb. Inside the bomb, a Shi'ite Muslim and a Sunni Muslim are lighting fuses to blow up each other.

[Fatah Information and Culture Commission website, July 28, 2016]
Official PA TV broadcasted a cartoon showing the Statue of Liberty holding a menorah, thereby symbolizing the alleged Jewish rule over the US. [Official PA TV, July 8, 2010]
In a similar vein, another cartoon published in the official PA daily shows Uncle Sam, symbolizing the US, berating a keffiyeh-wearing Arab.Uncle Sam sits beneath massive pair of feet bearing the Star of David looming ominously above his head , portraying an overwhelming Jewish pressure. The American keeps whips his head round in the direction the Jewish feet, as if following directions. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 29, 2010]

The official PA daily also took a swipe at then-US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in 2009, accusing her of accepting Israeli bribes after she praised Israel for making concessions regarding settlements, and criticized the Palestinians for not resuming peace talks without prior conditions. "Why, Mrs. Hillary?  How much did the Zionists pay you as a bribe?," jeered one article in the paper, while another accused her of "wallow[ing] in the swamp of lies." [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2009]

Another example of this libel targeted former US President George W. Bush. A cartoon in the official PA daily showed President Bush's head on a ring, worn on the hand of a Jew as identified by the Star of David on his sleeve. [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2006]