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New pro-kidnapping salute gains steam on social media

An image of the three-finger salute on Facebook Wednesday (photo credit: Facebook image)

An image of the three-finger salute on Facebook Wednesday (photo credit: Facebook image)

Palestinian creativity circulates widely in support of teens’ abduction, despite PA President Abbas’s condemnation

(SOURCE)   Even as Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas condemned the kidnapping last week of three Israeli teens, and his security forces assist the Israeli army in its efforts to retrieve them, popular support for the abduction has continued to proliferate on Palestinian social media.

The “three Shalits” hashtag emerged online almost as quickly as #BringBackOurBoys, with Palestinians posting photos of themselves signaling a three-fingered victory sign, sometimes writing the words “three Shalits” in pen on their hands.

 The new victory sign has quickly become a symbol of Palestinian defiance as the IDF expands its campaign across the West Bank.

Al-Quds, a Palestinian news agency, published an article on Wednesday describing the creative ways in which Arabs are celebrating the campaign through personal photographs, shaping the words out of string beans or carving them on a Libyan beach.

“The campaign has raised the slogan ‘three Shalits’ in support of capturing Israeli occupation soldiers and exchanging them for Palestinian prisoners in Israeli jails,” the article read. “While containing Palestinian messages, the campaign has spread to include Arab countries, as well as Arab and Palestinian ex-patriots the world over.”

A caricature by Omayya Joha published on Facebook Tuesday photo credit: Facebook image

A caricature by Omayya Joha published on Facebook Tuesday photo credit: Facebook image

On Twitter, one commenter wrote: “We don’t know anymore if the Hebronites really kidnapped the three Israelis or whether this is an Israeli lie. Hopefully it’s true.” Another wrote: “The people of Hebron could hide a shekel and no one but God would know where it is. All the more so three settler dogs.”

The new salute is reminiscent of the four-finger hand gesture used by supporters of the Muslim Brotherhood in Egypt following the ouster of president Mohammed Morsi last June, known as the Rabia sign.

An Algerian girl poses with the new victory sign on Facebook (photo credit: Facebook image)

An Algerian girl poses with the new victory sign on Facebook (photo credit: Facebook image)

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