Elder of Ziyon: The cartoonist that the PLO assassinated

Another meme that has been spreading by Israel haters after the Charlie Hebdo murders is the lie that Israel had assassinated famed Palestinian Arab cartoonist Naji al-Ali in 1987.

As evidence, they point to the fact that Israeli diplomats were deported from the UK after the incident.

As usual, they aren’t telling the whole truth. All evidence indicates that Naji al-Ali was killed by the PLO. Britain never said Israel was behind the assassination – they were upset that the Mossad knew that the PLO was going to assassinate al-Ali and did not inform British intelligence.

Believe it or not, Electronic Intifada has a reasonable description of what happened…

h/t Marvin