This is perfectly fitting, since “Palestinian” culture centers on violence and hatred of Israelis. Who better to receive the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts than Baha Al-Bukhari, other than those who actually throw the rocks and murder Israeli civilians? Next year Abbas should give the award to the “Palestinians” who pass out sweets when jihadis murder Israeli civilians.
Abbas is not guilty of incitement here. Remember: incitement is only when Netanyahu points out the Mufti’s role in the Holocaust.
“Abbas honors cartoonist who promotes hate and violence,” by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch, October 25, 2015:
[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2015]As Palestinian terror attacks and rock throwing continue unabated, Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas has chosen to honor a cartoonist from the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam whose latest cartoons encourage Palestinian violence and rock throwing at Israelis, as shown by Palestinian Media Watch.Abbas awarded Baha Al-Bukhari with the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts. Abbas explained his choice, stating that Al-Bukhari received the award due to the fact that his work “fits Palestine and its resolute and full culture.”“The president [Abbas] awarded the Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts to the creator and artist Al-Bukhari in recognition of his creative path in plastic arts and cartoons, and out of recognition of his life full of giving, actions, struggle, and beauty, in a way that fits Palestine and its resolute and full culture.”[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 22, 2015]A recent cartoon (above) shows a whole Palestinian family prepared with rocks in their hands and ready to attack.Text above the cartoon: “The rocks of 2015!!”
Text on man’s arm: “Allah is with you, Abu Al-Abed.” (name of cartoon character)A map of “Palestine” next to the text on the arm includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel.[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2015]Another cartoon by Al-Bukhari encouraged more rock throwing, calling Palestinians to “Advance, advance.” The cartoon shows a Palestinian throwing a rock, with a Palestinian flag in the background:[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 9, 2015]Al-Bukhari has also drawn Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu bathing in blood. The cartoon refers to the killing of 3 Palestinians including a Hamas terrorist by the Israeli army. Israeli forces came to arrest a Hamas terrorist, but he and others started shooting and subsequently the terrorist who they were seeking, and two others, were killed.Text: “A bath in Jenin!”[Al-Ayyam, March 23, 2014]
The cartoonist has presented Israeli President Reuven Rivlin as carrying what appears to be buckets of blood. The same cartoon adopted the PA’s libelous claim that the two stripes on the Israeli flag represent the Nile and the Euphrates or the Jordan River and the Mediterranean Sea, representing an alleged Jewish plan to establish “Greater Israel” ruling over all of “Palestine.”Text in corner: “[Israeli President Reuven] Rivlin and his slogan! Israel’s new president”Text on right bucket: “From the river”
Text on left bucket: “To the sea”[Al-Ayyam, June 12, 2014]Al-Bukhari has presented Israel as an octopus wrapping its arms around Al-Aqsa Mosque, criticizing the Arab nations for “sleeping!”[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 13, 2013]…