The internecine fighting between Palestinian groups in the Gaza Strip has unleashed a barrage of virulently anti-Israeli and anti-Semitic cartoons in the Arab and Muslim media. Anti-Semitism has been a consistent feature in the Arab and Muslim media for decades, with the conflict between Fatah and Hamas providing the latest opportunity to blame the Jews and Israel. The following cartoons portray Israel and the Jews (many of them depicted with age-old stereotypical characteristics) as encouraging and mocking the strife between Hamas and Fatah, and portraying Israel as the beneficiary of their internal strife.
Arab and Muslim Media Blame Israel for Internal Palestinian Strife
Posted: June 18, 2007
Al-Khabar, June 17, 2007
The cartoon's headline: "The Palestinian Authority is splitting into two governments." The man is saying: "This is diversity…"
Akhbar al-Khalij, June 18, 2007
The Hammer is representing a "civil war." In Arabic, at the bottom: "The Palestinian people."
Akhbar al-Khalij, June 15, 2007
Israel\the Jews are painting the word "terror" with a brush representing "Hamas" and the "Fatah," through "the Palestinian blood."
Akhbar al-Khalij, June 14, 2007
The man on the right is representing "the Palestinian people." His right arm is representing "Hamas"; the left is representing "Fatah."
Al-Akhbar, June 20, 2007 (Egypt)
The snake is saying and pointing at the two tails “those who are fighting while being inside (His mouth)… are the mouse Hamas and the mouse Fatah.”
Al-Akhbar , June 18, 2007
Olmert is saying: "I would also like to thank the brothers from Hamas and Fatah's military wings for their precious help and their standing beside us in exterminating themselves."
Al-Jarida, June 14, 2007
The fight between Fatah and Hamas in Gaza .
Al-Mustaqbal, June 16, 2007
Oman , June 13, 2007
Olmert is swimming in Gaza 's blood
Al-Ayyam, June 14, 2007
Al-Watan, June 17, 2007
The newspaper reads the "The Palestinian-Palestinian Conflict," and the Jew\Israeli is laughing in response.
Ar-Raya, June 16, 2007
On the right: "Hamas;" on the left: "Fatah."
Al-Watan, June 16, 2007
The cartoon's headline: "The Palestinian inner fight – from Gaza to the (West) Bank." The Jew\Israeli insert the plug, which stands for " Gaza ", into the plug point, which stands for "the (West) Bank."
Al-Watan, June 13, 2007
On the right: "Fatah;" on the left: "Hamas."
Al-Madin, June 16, 2007
The cartoon's headline: "The inner fight in the Palestinian territories continues."
Al-Jazira, June 15, 2007
In Arabic: "Fatah" and Hamas."
Arabnews, June 14, 2007
Tishrin, June 18, 2007
In Arabic: "Civil war."