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“God, grant us Martyrdom... a million grooms and brides... have written the marriage contract in blood” in Fatah TV music video
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"God, grant us Martyrdom...
a million grooms and brides...
have written the marriage contract in blood"
in Fatah TV music video



Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
A music video broadcast twice on the Fatah-run TV station Awdah featured photos of suicide bombers while the lyrics promoted death as a Martyr for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.
 

 
The music video opens with a recording of Yasser Arafat infamously saying: "They [the Israelis] want me captive, exiled or dead - but I tell them: [I will be] a Martyr! Martyr! Martyr!" Excerpts from the song promote Martyrdom as an ideal. The video includes photos of two female suicide bombers who in total murdered 3 Israelis and wounded over a hundred during the PA terror campaign in 2000-2005 (the Second Intifada).
 
"Al-Aqsa has called, and its call is precious
For its sake, life is insignificant, even if it's precious...
God, grant us Martyrdom there
God, promise us, we beg of you...
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil
(visual of suicide bomber Wafa Idris, killed 1 and wounded over 100, in Jerusalem attack)
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil
(visual of suicide bomber Ayyat Al-Akhras, killed 2 and wounded 28, in Jerusalem attack)
Filled with desire, they are going to the Paradise of immortals
To a wedding procession with angels that fill Palestine with light."
[Fatah-run Awdah TV, Jan. 23-24, 2017]
 
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The clip also shows pictures of two Palestinian children who died during the PA terror campaign.
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 The language and visuals of this clip are very reminiscent of PA TV clips during the Second Intifada as documented by Palestinian Media Watch.
Encouraging suicide bombings and describing Martyrdom-death as a wedding in "Paradise of immortals" and the video's linking suicide bombers with "grooms and brides" who "have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil" were recurring messages during that terror campaign.

For example, one video that was the longest running music video on official Palestinian Authority TV encouraged Palestinian men to seek death as a Martyr in violent confrontation with Israel, through an actor portraying a "Martyr" being greeted by the beautiful virgins in Paradise. It first appeared on PA TV in 2000, was broadcast regularly during the terror campaign and ran sporadically through 2010.

 
Click to see additional examples of the PA's promotion of Shahada - death for Allah
 
According to Islamic belief, a "Shahid"  (Martyr) marries 72 Dark-Eyed Virgins in Paradise. Therefore, a Martyr's funeral is considered a "wedding." Becoming a Martyr represents the highest religious achievement that can be attained by a Muslim. Families of Martyrs are rewarded by the PA with monthly stipends for life.
 
Wafa Idris - The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, killing 1 and wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
 
Ayyat Al-Akhras - The youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber (aged 17). A member of Fatah, Al-Akhras blew herself up near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002, killing 2 and wounding 28.
 


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