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Hamas TV: Dress up like Jews to execute suicide bombings
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        Hamas TV: 

Dress up like Jews
 to execute suicide bombings 

 

PA TV: 

"She wraps her waist 
with dynamite and explodes...

It is neither death... nor suicide...

It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life."

by Itamar Marcus

 

During the Gaza war, Hamas repeatedly broadcast a video promoting suicide attacks on Israeli civilians. The Hamas video shows a terrorist putting on a suicide belt and dressing up as a stereotypical, bearded Orthodox Jewish civilian, who is then sent to commit a suicide bombing.
 


[Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas), 3 times: July 9, 27, and 30, 2014]

 

PA TV likewise broadcast a video during the war which could also be interpreted as encouraging suicide bombing. The video was based on a poem written by Mahmoud Darwish, the Palestinian national poet. While some literature analysts say the deeper meaning of the poem is a critique on suicide bombings, the words PA TV chose to include in its video clip seem to present suicide bombing positively - literally as an expression of life:

 

"She wraps her waist with dynamite

and explodes... It is neither death... nor suicide...

It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life."

 

The video demonizes Israel as an enemy targeting women and children and concludes that suicide terror will go on:

"She shall continue to explode. It is neither death nor suicide."

This is in addition to Fatah's explicit calls to launch missiles towards Israel, as reported by Palestinian Media Watch.

The following is from the text of the PA TV clip:

 
"She [Gaza] wraps her waist with mines and explodes,
 It is neither death nor suicide.
 It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life
She scratched the enemy's face
And repelled them from satisfaction with time, 

because time in Gaza is something else 

In Gaza the enemy could be victorious
The high sea could be victorious on an island.
They may cut down all her trees; they may break her bones
They could plant tanks in her children's chests and women's bellies and throw her into the sea, sand or blood 
But she will never repeat the lies or say "yes" to the invaders; 

she will continue to explode 
It is neither death nor suicide.
It is Gaza's way to declare its right to life."

[Excerpt from "Silence for Gaza" by Mahmoud Darwish,
Trans. Adib S. Kawar, Tlaxcala, Official PA TV, July 17, 2014]
 
 


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