Naji Salim al-Ali born c. 1938 – 29 August 1987) was a Palestinian cartoonist, He was sharply critical cartoons on Palestinian and Arab politics and political leaders. He is perhaps best known as creator of the character Handala, pictured in his cartoons as a young witness of the satirized policy or event depicted, and who has since become an icon of Palestinian defiance. On 22 July 1987, while outside the London offices of al-Qabas, a Kuwaiti newspaper for which he drew political caricatures, al-Ali was shot in the face and died five weeks later in Charing Cross Hospital.
IT SEEMED for a while there that cartoonists had their work cut out, for weeks on end illustrating a string of terrorist attacks which rocked the world:
Istanbul, Orlando, Nice, Normandy, Mogadishu, multiple bombings in Baghdad ... the list goes on.
Don't get me wrong. I'm not saying we need more terrorist attacks as inspiration for cartoons, but... can we stop holding our breath now?
Have the capabilities of ISIS been dealt a death blow as world leaders have claimed or is the BIG one about to occur?
Only time will tell.