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PA Press Rife with Rabid Anti-American Cartoons

The Palestinian Authority press has been using political cartoons as a vehicle for expressing its public's intense opposition to American policies, especially the war in Iraq.
First Publish: 6/15/2005, 3:11 PM / Last Update: 6/14/2005, 7:52 PM


Although U.S. President George W. Bush has been cozying up to PA chief Mahmoud Abbas, the Palestinian Authority press has been overtly anti-American, especially in regard to the war in Iraq.

While verbal attacks, primarily calls to kill Americans, are repeatedly broadcast in the Palestinian media, some of the most rabid anti-American incitement appears in the form of political cartoons published in PA daily newspapers.

The following is a selection of these highly charged cartoons, culled from the PA press. These and other examples may be found on the website of Palestinian Media Watch, "www.pmw.org.il".

Below is a cartoon captioned "The Terror," printed in the PA newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on June 11, 2005.



The following, entitled "The Great Middle East", was published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on December 19, 2004.



This cartoon depicts a U.S. soldier raping an Arab girl. It was published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on November 22, 2004.



In the following cartoon, published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on July 15, 2004, a Phillipine soldier tells a "USA" soldier, "Better to be a coward, than dead".



This depiction of Uncle Sam was published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida on August 2, 2004.