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Fatah song: “Slice ‎open the enemy’s chest… I have no ‎love other than the love of the rifle”‎

"Long Live Fatah Men,” sung by the ‎Al-Asifa band:

"Shoot the Dashka (machine gun) and the cannon
Let the whole world hear:
The Palestinian will never bow other than to the Lord of the universe…
Eilabun [in 1965] was the first shot [at Israel] and Fatah was responsible
The oath is to free the state from the hands of the Zionists
Long live all the Fatah men
No one prevailed over us
We burst over the borders...
The Fatah man does not take things lightly…
He fires the mortar and the machine gun...
Strike, mortar, strike!
Slice open the enemy’s chest, slice it
I’m a Palestinian and I want my right
My full right...
The difficult way is our way
Bullets! Sing for us!
The sound of the rifles gives us joy
Fatah taught me, thank you, Fatah
I have no love other than the love of the rifle."
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This song was broadcast on official PA TV, 16 times from Nov. 29 –Dec. 31, 2016, also broadcast on Dec. 31, 2012, and daily on Jan. 1-5, 2013. It most recently aired on Jan. 6 and 15, 2017.

Eilabun tunnel attack - the attempted bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier by Fatah terrorists on Jan. 1, 1965. This was Fatah's first terror attack against Israel. Fatah refers to the attack as the "Intilaqa," meaning, "the Launch" of Fatah.

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