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As Israel grieves a brutal murder, PA sings song of glee

P.A. TV music video: “We are not afraid of the enemy, a bone in the throat of the Zionists. ... Victory is certain, it’s inevitable. ... We have given them a taste of grief.”

Two days after the brutal murder of the 19-year-old Israeli woman Ori Ansbacher, official Palestinian Authority TV broadcast a song celebrating that Palestinians cause Israelis grief:

“A bone in the throat of the Zionists …
We have given them a taste of grief”
[Official P.A. TV, Feb. 9, 2019]

The song tacitly promises 10 times more terror than Israel has suffered until now by promising there will be 10 times more Palestinian prisoners:

“We swear in the name of the prisoners
In place of one [prisoner], here are ten”

While singing the words promising more prisoners, the singer points to a young child he is holding as if to say: This child is the future terrorist; this child is the future prisoner. The song’s message is that today’s children are the future terrorists and prisoners—those who will grow up to give “a taste of grief” and be “a bone in the throat of the Zionists.”

“We are not afraid of the enemy – a bone in the throat of the Zionists
Palestinians – We are! We are!
The people of Jerusalem – We are! We are!
The people of Jenin – We are! We are! …
O Al-Aqsa [Mosque], your wounds will heal
Victory is certain, it’s inevitable
A rock thrown with expertise…
The people of Jaffa – We are! We are!
The people of Haifa – We are! We are!
The people of Lod – We are! We are!
The people of Ramle
The people of Acre – We are! We are!
The people of Nazareth – We are! We are! …
We swear in the name of the prisoners
In place of one [prisoner], here are ten
We have given them [the Israelis] a taste of grief
We have given them a taste of grief, a bone in the throat of the Zionists”
[Official P.A. TV, Feb. 9, 2019; July 30 and Aug. 6, 2016]

The song identifies the Palestinians “who will give Israel grief”—not only as the Arabs from Palestinian cities, but also Arabs across Israel, from Haifa in the north to Beersheva in the south, as well as Lod, Ramle, Acre, Nazareth, Galilee, Tiberias, Safed, Beit She’an and Jerusalem. As the names of cities are mentioned in the song, different people—adults, as well as children—respond, “We are!” while raising clenched fists.

The song called “We are Palestinians,” written by Jordanian singer Rami Shafiq, further identifies “the Zionists” as the “enemy” and applauds the fact that “we are not afraid of the enemy.”

This is not the first time official P.A. TV has broadcast this song. In 2016, Palestinian Media Watch reported that P.A. TV broadcast the song twice.

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