(October 28, 2019 / JNS) A music video broadcast on official Palestinian Authority TV this month uses children to promote the ideal of dying for “Palestine,” whose borders are set by “the blood of the Palestinian martyr.”
The song also mentions the one who “joins the dance, rifle in hand.”
The song anticipates a time when Israel will no longer exist, defining as “Palestine” the area between Rosh Hanikra in northwestern Israel and Aqaba, the Jordanian city next to Israel’s southernmost town of Eilat.
O Ahmed, this is my country—Palestinian …Its borders are [set by] the blood of the Palestinian martyr—PalestinianHistory bears witness to us …He joined the Arab folk dance with rifle in hand,He made a vow and fulfilled the promise:Palestine, my land, will remain decoratedMy land—from Aqaba to Rosh Hanikra
[Arafat] you are the rifle and I am the one who learned its artO [P.A. leader] Mahmoud Abbas, walk on and don’t worry …By Allah, my blood is your bloodYou are the history of wondersAnd if someone petty rushes to condemn you, don’t worry about the dogs …[Arafat,] you are the morning of the martyrsYou are the evening of the martyrsYou are the source of the gallantryYou are the storm of combat.
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