The idea came to him when he was working in Kuwait during the early 1960s.
Qui se souvient qu’un des premiers dessinateurs assassinés de l’histoire fut la victime de l’OLP d’Arafat et d’Abbas ?
A l’heure où, pour appuyer un gouvernement discrédité, le monde s’apprête à crier Je suis Charlie aux côtés de Mahmoud Abbas …
Naji al-Ali: The timeless conscience of Palestine Arjan El Fassed The Electronic Intifada 22 July 2004 On Wednesday July 22 1987 at five in the afternoon, Palestinian cartoonist Naji Al-Ali parked his car in southwest London, and walked a few meters towards the offices of the Kuwaiti newspaper Al-Qabas where he worked.
He was shot in the head by a gunman, dressed in a denim jacket, who walked calmly away down Draycott, near Sloane Square and vanished.
But because of the way things are in Arab politics, nothing surprises me,” he said.
“Our paper is an independent one and is not a strong critic of any particular group, so I cannot see why there should be an attack on us.Naji Al-Ali’s death marked the end of an era, and ironically the beginning of the Intifada in occupied Palestine.Born in Al Shajarah village near Nazareth in 1937, he was a victim of the Nakba in 1948.There is in the murder of Naji al-Ali a lesson, which if we fail to understand we will lose the ability to liberate ourselves and to determine our destiny […] Without free and uninhibited debate, the achievement potential the Palestinians have in all fields will continue to be repressed or wasted, and with it their ability to confront and solve their problems.If the catastrophe toward which the Palestinians now seem to be heading is allowed to occur, they will have no one to blame but themselves.” Naji al-Ali is one of the most influential commentators on Palestine.“This child, as you can see is neither beautiful, spoiled, nor even well-fed.