Skip to main content

Award-winning Palestinian cartoonist takes dig at Trump

Mohammad Sabaneeh, Palestine's controversial caricaturist, has published a book with his cartoons that has been collecting awards at home and abroad.
Read in 

RAMALLAH, West Bank — As soon as US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as Israel’s capital on Dec. 6 and announced moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem, Palestinian cartoonist Mohammad Sabaaneh started drawing caricatures on the subject, including one depicting Trump as Santa Claus offering a bag of gifts to an Israeli soldier that contains the crescent of a mosque and a church cross — a reference to Al-Aqsa Mosque and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre.

In another caricature, Sabaaneh drew a big head of Trump replacing his mouth with a toilet seat; a Palestinian child wearing the Palestinian keffiyeh is peeing inside his mouth. Another cartoon shows an Arab kissing boots that represent the United States, and offering Palestine.

Access the Middle East news and analysis you can trust

Join our community of Middle East readers to experience all of Al-Monitor, including 24/7 news, analyses, memos, reports and newsletters.


Only $100 per year.