Publish date13 Mar 2024 - 21:23
Story Code : 628188

French newspaper cartoon criticised for mocking Gazans' hunger during holy month of Ramadan

A cartoon depicting Palestinian hunger in Gaza during the Muslim holy month of Ramadan, published in the French daily, Liberation, sparked ire on social media, with some criticising the widely-read daily for mocking Israeli forces’ “genocide” in the besieged enclave.
French newspaper cartoon criticised for mocking Gazans
The drawing depicts a ruined city in the background and a hand sticking out of the rubble, while a heavily breathing man chases two mice and bugs down the street. A woman sits on the street with a starving boy next to her and angrily alerts the running man, by saying, “Not before the sunset,” alluding to the Islamic practice of day-long fasting.
Social media users left angry comments under Liberation’s post on X, expressing their ire at how the cartoon mocked “genocide”.
Many users believed the cartoon clearly mocked Gazans, deprived of basic needs and humanitarian aid, leaving them to starve.
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