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Hamas Student Union Cartoon: Jews Are Trash

This is depressing, if unsurprising:

It’s a cartoon that was published today by al-Kutla al-Islamiya (the Islamic Bloc), the Hamas-affiliated student union in Gaza. The figure is constructed out of a Palestinian flag, and he (it?) is dropping a Star of David into a garbage can. The text is translated by Arutz 7 to read, “Keep the world clean.”

Note that Pal-man is not dropping an Israeli flag into a trash can. He is dropping a Star of David into a trash can, which represents Misty Rabinowitz in Shaker Heights as readily as it represents any of us here in Israel.

The Hamas student union apparently operates in high schools and universities throughout Gaza. It claims to educate Gazan youth on the need to resist Israeli occupation, which seems curious at first, since Israel evacuated Gaza in 2005. It isn’t curious at all, though, since Hamas believes all of Israel to be occupied territory. The cartoon would suggest that not only are all Israelis the enemy, but all Jews everywhere are the enemy. This comes as little surprise to most of us here, but it’s a useful reminder to those viewing our conflict from a greater distance. 

It’s rather refreshing, in a dismal kind of way, when our enemies lay their cards on the table.

  1. x

    Lovely, but drop Mohammed in the trash and you ignite World War III.

  2. Pencilvania

    “Keep the world clean.”  Isn’t that what ethnic cleansing is all about?

    How about Israeli-flag person handing Palestinian-flag person a book – “Teach the ignorant.”

  3. Robert Dammers
    Pencilvania: “Keep the world clean.”  Isn’t that what ethnic cleansing is all about? · 0 minutes ago

    No, that would be “Keep Gaza Clean”.  This advocates genocide.

  4. DocJay

    I’m off to use my Mohammed toilet paper now.

  5. Larry3435

    The Palestinian/Arab’s usual practice is to say one thing in Arabic and something very different in English.  That’s hard to do with a cartoon.  Even the infidels manage to get the message.

    However, there is one simple trick that helps give an accurate translation of what the Palestinians/Arabs say when they speak in English.  Just replace the word “peace” with the phrase “kill the Jews.”  Thus, their deep commitment to the “peace process” and polls that show that most Palestinians want “peace.”

  6. Yeah...ok.

    If they get rid of the Star of David that will mess up my coexist bumper sticker.

  7. Valiuth
    Yeah…ok.: If they get rid of the Star of David that will mess up my coexist bumper sticker. · 43 minutes ago

    Coe-ist? Hm..I wonder what it means?

    Though are we really surprised by this news. I mean Hamas affiliated group publishing cartoon intimating a strong dislike of Jews I thought was par for the course. 

    I think the only fair response is a little Israeli Flag-Man punting a crescent moon and star into a trashcan. Though I doubt many Israelis support such a notion.  

  8. Roberto
    Judith Levy, Ed.: This is depressing, if unsurprising:

    No, it is positively tame compared to what else is coming out of the Palestinian territories:

    Hundreds of residents of South Mount Hebron, Kiryat Arba – Hebron and Gush Etzion, who were driving to Jerusalem on Monday morning, spotted to their utter surprise a swastika flag perched up on the outskirts of the Arab settlement of Beit Ummar. The flag had been up there since the early morning hours. Residents reported the offensive flag to the IDF, but as of 11:15 AM Israel time, the flag is still up there.

    http://www.israellycool.com/2013/05/20/photo-of-the-day-104/

  9. Crow

    Vile. 

    But as you say, Judith, unsurprising. 

    Any child (by this, of course, we mean a moral child–he may be a grown man) who defends Hamas or Hezbollah on the grounds that they provided medical care here or there or held a neighborhood soccer match, is little more than a useful idiot.

  10. Pseudodionysius

    Reduce, Recycle, Riot.

  11. Pseudodionysius

    It’s rather refreshing, in a dismal kind of way, when our enemies lay their cards on the table.

    Are they allowed to play cards? Perhaps only if it doesn’t refer to the profit?

  12. Antiphon
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    You would dispute these observations?

  13. FloppyDisk90
    Antiphon

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    You would dispute these observations? · 19 minutes ago

    Tarring the whole of Islam as a “disease” and “satanic” is a bit extreme, yes?  And here we are getting our righteous dander up about a cartoon…

  14. Pseudodionysius
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    You would dispute these observations? · 19 minutes ago

    Tarring the whole of Islam as a “disease” and “satanic” is a bit extreme, yes?  And here we are getting our righteous dander up about a cartoon… · May 22, 2013 at 1:27am

    Did someone say cartoon?

  15. Nanda Panjandrum

    What. In. The. World?!