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Monday, July 31, 2017

Arab Media Cartoons Mock Israeli Capitulation Over Temple Mount Metal Detectors

TEL AVIV – Arab media from all over the world celebrated the removal of security measures at the Temple Mount and the subsequent return of Muslim pilgrims to the holy site by publishing cartoons poking fun at Israel for capitulating and saying the Jewish state acted out of fear. 
Last Tuesday, Israel removed the metal detectors in lieu of “security measures based on advanced technologies.” However, those too were removed Thursday morning and Palestinians hailed a victory by converging on the Temple Mount for afternoon prayers that day. The security measures were first installed following a July 14 terror attack in which Arab gunmen smuggled weapons onto the holy site and shot and killed two Israeli police officers.
Saudi Arabia’s Al Watan newspaper published a cartoon depicting the golden Dome of the Rock, which stands on the Temple Mount, with a hand making a “V for victory” sign adorning the top of the dome.
The London-based Al-Quds Al-Arabi depicted four Palestinians – an old man, a rock-wielding youth, a hijab-wearing woman with a broom and a child with a slingshot – chasing away a hook-nosed Israeli soldier carrying a metal detector.
Jordan’s Al-Rad newspaper published a cartoon showing an enormous, blood-streaked foot breaking its Star of David ankle chain and poised to crush an Israeli soldier. READ MORE