Brazilian-Lebanese cartoonist Carlos Latuff got noticed for a variety of deeply anti-Israeli cartoons, yet his latest cartoon shows he is able to be vicious about Palestinians as well – when it comes to free speech.
Following a report on October 21 that the Palestinian Authority is blocking 59 websites for security reasons Latuff released a cartoon of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas holding the cables that make a computer useable and using his hand to signal to an old lady to be quiet.
The old woman, a figure Latuff often uses called ‘Mother Palestine,” seems very unhappy about this change.
Latuff often has her plug an IDF rifle with her finger, making it explode in a Tom and Jerry style, or even spanking US President Donald Trump.
The character is also used in the graphic reportage ‘Palestine’ by US cartoonist Joe Sacco.