Fatah Cartoon Brands Kidnapped Teens as 'Rats'

Facebook page of Palestinian Authority Chief Mahmoud Abbas's party posts cartoon portraying abducted Israeli students as rats.

Ari Soffer ,

Disgusting: Cartoon compares kidnapped Israel
Disgusting: Cartoon compares kidnapped Israel

The official Facebook page Palestinian Authority head Mahmoud Abbas' Fatah party has posted a cartoon comparing the three kidnapped Israeli students to rats.

The post on the "Palestinian National Liberation Movement "Fatah" / Central Page" shows three rats with Stars of David dangling from a fishing rod, accompanied by an Arabic caption in red reading "A Master Stroke"; its implications are unmistakable.

Cartoon posted on Fatah Facebook page Screenshot

The sickening cartoon illustrates the mixed messages sent by the PA; on the one hand, Abbas promised to help Israel find the abducted teens - even as a senior PA official denied his administration would take any responsibility for the kidnappings.