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Fatah Celebrates UN Vote with Stabbing Cartoon

The Palestinian Authority’s ruling political party posted a picture on its official Facebook page on Saturday depicting an Israel-shaped knife dripping in blood to celebrate the passage of a United Nations Security Council resolution condemning Israel.

The day after Friday’s 14-0 vote to approve UN Security Council Resolution 2334, which called Israeli presence in territory beyond the 1949 armistice lines — including the Old City of Jerusalem — a “flagrant violation of international law,” Fatah amended a previous graphic of a knife slashing the word “settlement” to add a pool of blood with the names of the 14 countries who voted for the resolution and the words “thank you” above the image.

This may suggest that Fatah is “thanking the 14 countries for their UN vote because they interpret the UN as granting Fatah permission to kill Israelis,” the watchdog organization Palestinian Media Watch, which first publicized the image, wrote on its website. The Fatah page’s profile picture also endorses violence, as it commemorates the upcoming 52nd anniversary of the organization’s first terror attack in 1965.

Resolution 2334 also condemned “all acts of provocation, incitement and destruction.”

Hamas, the terror group that governs the Gaza Strip, was more explicit in its call for violence against Israel after Resolution 2334 was passed.

The Iran-backed terrorist group Palestinian Islamic Jihad also cheered the resolution.

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu condemned the resolution on Friday, calling it “shameful” and pledging that his country “will not abide by its terms.” The resolution, and the United States’ refusal to veto it, was also criticized by top Democratic lawmakers. House Minority Whip Steny Hoyer (D – Md.) declared that he was “extremely disappointed” in the administration’s vote to abstain, and criticized the resolution because it “seeks to place responsibility for continued conflict fully on Israel and ignores violence and incitement by Palestinians and the Palestinian Authority and Hamas leaderships. Any workable and long-lasting solution to this conflict must come about through direct, bilateral negotiations, and this resolution undermines that effort.”

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