PA Cartoons Encourage Rock Attacks on Temple Mount


The official Palestinian Authority (PA) daily has encouraged Palestinian Arabs to continue throwing rocks at Israelis, to “save” the Al-Aqsa Mosque built on the Temple Mount, Palestinian Media Watch reports Wednesday.

A cartoon published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida shows a Palestinian man who has ripped out his heart and is throwing it as a rock. The PA printed this cartoon the day after the death of Israeli civilian Alexander Levlovitch, whose death is suspected to have been caused by rock throwing, the watchdog notes.

Another PA daily cartoon published Wednesday also encourages children to throw rocks. It shows a mother and a father carrying Jerusalem on their backs, represented by the Dome of the Rock and a Christian church. Their child swings a slingshot with a stone in it. The cartoon is entitled “packhorse,” implying that the Palestinians are carrying the heavy responsibility of Jerusalem on their shoulders.