The official PA daily Al Hayat Al Jadida has published a cartoon this
week marking the anniversary of three years of war against Israel.
However, it does not describe the day as the end of the third year
but writes: "The Palestinian Intifada enters its fourth year." In
addition, the cartoon celebrates the Israeli losses and
suffering by depicting an Israeli squirming in pain, trapped in the
fist of the Palestinian arm. The arm has three full-sized muscles,
representing the three years of Israeli suffering, and a fourth small
one just beginning to grow.
The PA´s Arabic message to its own people, celebrating the war and
the anticipation of its continuation another year, is in complete
contrast to the English-language message to the world that it seeks
an end to the violence.
Text: "The Palestinian Intifada enters its fourth year." [Al-Hayat Al-
Jadida, Sept. 30, 2003](PMW.ORG.IL 10/02/03)