November 18, 2018

Abbas’ Fatah Posts Cartoon Mocking 9/11

Photo from Wikimedia Commons.

Fatah, the Palestinian political party headed by Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas, posted a cartoon on their Facebook page mocking the 9/11 terror attacks on its  17th anniversary.

The cartoon depicts President Trump flying an airplane into a building shaped like Israel, which is emblazoned with Palestinian flag colors:

According to Palestinian Media Watch, the building has “The Palestinian cause” written on it and the cartoon’s caption states, “Trump’s decision to eliminate the Palestinian cause,” a clear reference to the Trump administration’s recent decisions to zero out funding to the United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) and cut more than $200 million to the Palestinians.

This is not the first time the Palestinians have issued cartoons mocking 9/11, as Palestinian Media Watch has compiled a series of prior cartoons doing so, including one from 2007 showing Osama bin Laden grinning and holding a peace sign after dodging a series of United States missiles.

Palestinian Media Watch has also documented anti-Semitic statements from various Fatah officials, including Fatah Central Committee member Tawfik Tirawi saying on Palestinian TV, “[Adolf] Hitler was not morally corrupt. He was daring.” Abbas Zaki, a senior Fatah official, said in 2014, “There are no innocent Israelis” and has stated Fatah’s desire to “administer poison to them [Israel] drop by drop.”

According to Jewish Virtual Library, Fatah was founded by Yasser Arafat in the 1960s and took control of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO); Fatah was the organization behind the 1972 Munich massacre of Israeli athletes.