Some Palestinians have celebrated the kidnapping of three Israeli teenagers by holding up three fingers, among other celebratory imagery like three rats hanging from a pole.

In response, an IDF Arabic language spokesman tweeted out his own three finger salute.

Elder of Ziyon blog, an invaluable resource on the Middle East, explains:

The IDF’s Arabic spokesperson, Avichay Adaraee, tweeted this cartoon making fun of the three-fingered salute that Arabs are using to celebrate the kidnapping of the three Jewish teenagers. I translated it.

To add insult to injury, Adraee tweeted Koranic verses with the photo, from Sura 83:

Woe to those who give less [than due], who, when they take a measure from people, take in full, but if they give by measure or by weight to them, they cause loss.

Someone on Twitter sent me an image of a single finger salute for Israelis to use towards those celebrating the kidnapping.


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