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Palestinians, Iraqis compared to Jesus

A political cartoon depicting the Palestinians and Iraqis as victims of crucifixion by the United States has been published in the Palestinian Authority’s largest daily, Al Quds.

The PA often uses imagery comparing Palestinians to Jesus, according to Palestinian Media Watch, which said the cartoon appeared in the paper this week.

From PA’s largest daily, Al Quds

The figures are nailed to a cross back to back, with the Palestinian bearing the thought, “Brother from Iraq,” and the Iraqi, “Relative from Palestine.”

Yesterday, in response to the deaths of Saddam Hussein’s two sons, the official Palestinian daily Al Hayat Al Jadida published an anti-American political cartoon portraying the United States as a shark-toothed octopus.

The cartoon showed the obviously delighted creature removing Saddam’s arms, symbolic of the death of his sons Uday and Qusay, who were killed in a firefight with U.S. troops Wednesday north of Baghdad.

Published yesterday in Palestinian daily Al Hayat Al Jadida

One of Saddam’s closest allies, the Palestinian Authority broadcast on television a music video [low bandwidth, high] supporting the dictator during the battle for Baghdad. The PA sided openly with Saddam and many Palestinians were on record encouraging Iraqis to kill American and British soldiers.