Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah Posts Image of Netanyahu Ready for Hanging ‘Soon’ by ICC
Mahmoud Abbas’ Fatah movement on Saturday posted on its official Facebook page an image of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu with a noose dangling beside his head.
The graphic includes the logo of the International Criminal Court in The Hague and is captioned “soon,” suggesting that Fatah anticipates Netanyahu’s hanging by the ICC.
The image was uploaded after the Palestinian Authority applied to join the ICC on Friday in an attempt to push for Israeli prosecution for alleged war crimes during this summer’s conflict between the Jewish state and Hamas. Netanyahu has vowed not to stand by idly and let IDF soldiers be dragged before the court.
Last week, on the same Facebook page, Fatah posted an image of a pile of skulls adorned with Jewish stars. The picture showed a Fatah flag attached to a gun emerging from the pile alongside the words, “lingering on your skulls.” A Fatah spokesperson told CNN on Friday that the group was not responsible for the picture, adding, “the image and the text do not reflect the opinions of Fatah.” The picture was later removed from the Facebook page.