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Monday, August 24, 2015

Hamas 'apologizes' for Jew-rapes-West Bank cartoon.

Man from Gaza: "West Bank, get up and defend your honor and your children!"
Woman in Yellow ("West Bank"): "Yes, I would like to, but I have no permit." [Twitter account of Al-Risala (Hamas news source), Jul. 31, 2015]

Hamas 'apologizes' for Jew-rapes-West Bank cartoon. (Palwatch).

Hamas publicized on its twitter account this cartoon depicting a long nosed Jew raping a woman in yellow, the color of Fatah, who is named "West Bank." At the same time, the Jew is shooting her two children. A policeman next to a sign "West Bank [Palestinian] Authority" is standing by idly, smoking a cigar and ignoring the rape and murder. A man across the border, next to a sign "Gaza," stands on a helmet dripping with blood from a killed Israeli soldier, and calls to her:

The cartoon outraged the PA and generated anger in the Palestinian street. Hamas was forced to remove the cartoon from its twitter account and apologize, while the cartoonist, Baha Yassin removed the cartoon from his Facebook page and replaced it with a modified version that is actually a continuation of the first one.

A second woman with the words "West Bank" written in green, the color of Hamas, stabs the Jew in the back in the center of the "Star of David" and kills him. The new "West Bank" woman holds the knife dripping with the Jew's blood, then rebukes the first yellow (Fatah) woman, who is now renamed "[Palestinian] Authority".

Woman 2 to woman 1: "I will attain what my children deserve and what you deserve, [Palestinian] Authority of shame."
The cartoonist added this text beside the visual: "This is the West Bank that I know."

Text on the policeman's post now reads: "Security Cooperation Position" [Facebook page of cartoonist Bahaa' Yassin, Aug. 1, 2015]

The following are excerpts of some of the reactions to the cartoon of a Jew raping "West Bank":

"[Hamas] Media agency Al-Risala published a clarification regarding the caricature tweeted from its twitter account... [Hamas Media agency] Al-Risala emphasized that the caricature and the caricaturist who drew it are not associated with the agency, and that an apology was tweeted immediately after by the same account." [Al-Risala website (Hamas news source), Aug. 1, 2015]

The caricaturist himself also apologized for the publication of the caricature: "Baha Yassin, the caricaturist who sparked a debate over the last few days, apologized for his actions... The social network is still raging with reactions that criticized the caricature, which caused the Ministry of Interior in Gaza - run by the Hamas movement - to announce that it intends to 'take legal action against this caricaturist, who harms our people, its culture, its resistance, and its struggle.'" [Al-Quds Al-Arabi (London newspaper), Aug. 4, 2015]

Headline: "Caricaturist that harmed the [West] Bank arouses the anger of the residents of Gaza" "The Palestinian journalists' union expressed dismay yesterday [Aug. 1, 2015] over the caricature drawn by caricaturist Baha Yassin, and censured it. [The caricature] was posted on the Twitter page of the Al-Risala newspaper, and very severely harmed the holy sites of our people, its unity, and its symbols." [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 2, 2015] Hmmm......Hamas apologizing......the end is near. Read the full story here.

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