Abbas’ Fatah faction distances itself from provocative Facebook post

The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the words “lingering on your skulls.”

By JTA
January 3, 2015 01:40
Fatah Facebook image.

An image from the official Fatah facebook page with a mound of skulls marked with Jewish stars. (photo credit: TWITTER)

 
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New York  – The political faction of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas distanced itself from an image of skulls adorned with Jewish stars posted on its official Facebook page.

The image, posted Wednesday on the Fatah Facebook page, also displays a rifle, the Fatah flag and the words “lingering on your skulls.” It was posted on the occasion of Fatah’s 5oth anniversary.

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A spokesman for Fatah told CNN on Friday that the group was not responsible for the image.

“Fatah did not design this image,” Mahmoud al-Aloul said, who added that the person who posted it “is currently being asked to remove it. The image and the text do not reflect the opinions of Fatah.”

The image was removed after al-Aloul’s comments were made to CNN.

This is not Fatah’s first Facebook controversy. After the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers last summer, Fatah’s page displayed a number of cartoons, including one depicting the kidnapped teens as rats caught on a fishing line.




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