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Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are Palestinian - PA TV rebroadcasts song
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Song reappears on PA TV:
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth
are Palestinian


by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Palestinian Authority TV keeps reinforcing the Palestinian denial of Israel's right to exist. This week PA TV rebroadcast a song which states that "Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours."

The song On the way to Jerusalem by Muhammad Kabha, which has been broadcast on PA TV seven times, identifies numerous cities all over Israel as "Palestinian."

Palestinian Media Watch first reported on this song in May last year when it was broadcast two days before the Palestinian "Nakba Day" - "Catastrophe Day" - the day Palestinian Authority mourns Israel's establishment.

The music video displays scenes from places in Israel and a repeating image is of a boy carrying a Palestinian flag.

The following are the words of the song:

"Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, and Nazareth are ours.
[ I ], Muhammad, sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
Jaffa, Acre, Haifa and Nazareth are ours.
[ I ], Kabha, sing about the Galilee and the Golan (Heights).
From Bethlehem to Jenin is Palestinian,
Ramle, Lod and Sakhnin are Palestinian.
Nowhere is more beautiful than Jerusalem;
no matter how much we travel
From Safed to Al-Badhan (near Nablus) is Palestinian;
Tiberias and Ashkelon are Palestinian."
[PA TV (Fatah), May 13, and June 24,
July 14, 15, Sept. 2, 2011 Jan. 5, 8, 2012]

Note: Jaffa, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, the Galilee, the Golan Heights, Lod, Ramle, Jerusalem, Safed, Tiberias and Ashkelon are Israeli cities and places.

This is another example of how the PA routinely defines Israeli cities and places as "Palestinian."


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