July 22, 2014 Special Dispatch No. 5804

Cartoonists In Arab And Muslim World Offer Their Views On The Israel-Hamas Conflict In The Gaza Strip – Criticizing Arab Silence

July 22, 2014
Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 5804

As the Israel-Hamas conflict in the Gaza Strip continues, there is evidence of a sense of disappointment in the Arab and Muslim world at the Arab countries' failure to act to aid the Gaza residents, and at the Arab League's indifference to events there. This disappointment has been expressed pointedly in cartoons in newspapers, on websites, and on social networks; cartoonists went so far as to accuse the Arabs of betraying Gaza and of collaborating with Israel in the latter's operations there.

It should be noted that alongside the criticism of the Arab position vis-à-vis the Gaza events, the Arab press has published numerous articles criticizing Hamas' actions and terming them endangerment of the lives of Gaza residents.[1]

The following are cartoons on the Gaza situation from Arab and Iranian sources:

The Arab Silence Constitutes Betrayal Of Gaza And Feeds Israeli Aggression

The Arab silence (left) and the Israeli knife (right) together slit Gaza's throat (Source:, July 9, 2014)

Israel uses the knife of "Arab silence" and the American fork to consume Gaza children. (Source:, July 9, 2014)

The "Arab silence" fuels the Israeli tanks that shell Gaza. (, July 12, 2014)

The Israeli killing of "Gaza" ("zoom") (right) takes place atop the head of the Arab who closes his eyes (, July 11, 2014)

Falling Israeli missile to Arab leaders: "Thanks, kids, your silence and cooperation are unbelievable!" (Source:, July 15, 2014)

Arab Disconnection, Indifference Vis-à-vis The Situation Of Gaza Residents

The Arab League snoozes as Israeli missiles land on Gaza (Source:, Iran, July 21, 2014)

Right to left: 'I'm an Arab... I want Germany to win"; "I'm an Arab... I want Brazil to win"; "I'm an Arab... I want the Arabs to wake up" (Source:, July 12, 2014)

Man on right: "Gaza... Gaza... Gaza" Man on left: "No, by my life, I don't know it... Did anyone tell you where it is?" (Source:, July 13. 2014)

Arab (right) to resident of Gaza knee-deep in blood: "Oh my brother, I fear that this red water will make me impure" (Source:, undated)

Arab Solidarity With And Support For Israel's Position In The Conflict

"Gaza is bombed [by Israeli planes] fueled by Arab petroleum" (Source:, July 10, 2014)

The Arabs offer Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu tissues to wipe the Gaza blood from his lips (Source:, July 12, 2014)

"The theory of evolution of the official Arab position" – right to left, from Arab fighter to the Jew in anti-Semitic caricature (Source:, July 20, 2014)

Ridiculing The Arab Aid To Gaza: Empty Words, Support On Internet, Crocodile Tears

Arab aid to Gaza" – words, words, words (Source:, July 21, 2014)

"The Arab aid to Gaza" (Source:, July 14, 2014)

"The Arab mobilization" for "Gaza": Social media support only (Source:, July 12, 2014)

"Arab activism" for Gaza: A few tears, "likes" on Facebook (Source: Almasryalyoum, July 12, 2014)




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