GUARDIAN cartoonist Steve Bell has been accused of anti-Semitism after the leftie newspaper rejected one of his pieces.
The drawing depicted a dead Palestinian nurse burning in a fireplace.
Rex Features Guardian cartoonist Steve Bell has had one of his latest pieces rejected by the newspaper after being accused of anti-Semitism
Razan al-Najjar, 21, who was killed in Gaza clashes, was shown between Theresa May and Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu.
Millions of Jews died in ovens at Nazi concentration camps during World War Two.
Denying claims of anti-Semitism, political satirist Bell 57, told colleagues in an email: “I cannot begin to understand criticism of the cartoon that begins by dragging in ‘wood-burning stoves’, ‘ovens’, ‘holocaust’, or any other Nazi-related nonsense.”
He added the cartoon “contains no anti-Semitic tropes” and claimed he had been unfairly “traduced and censored”.
Alamy Live News Bell’s latest cartoon depicted a Palestinian woman burning in a fire