PA TV song commemorates Arafat: "Death for Palestine is good… We have not abandoned your weapon"
"Yasser Arafat - I have written your name in my heart,
I have poured the blood of self-sacrifice on your path.
How can I forget my nation's catastrophe (i.e., establishment of Israel) as I say: Death for the sake of Palestine is good.
All the soldiers stood at attention.
They stood at your grave, saluting you
with the weapon of rebellion loaded,
with bullets which flew and greeted you.
You declared the revolution and continued to fight. No, you did not tire.
You did not give up on the principles. The heavier your burden, the more it strengthened you, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention.
We swear at your grave, by Allah, not to forget your name and your oath.
We have not abandoned your weapon. Your oath is an obligation which we will carry out, Yasser. All the soldiers stood at attention."
"Produced by PA TV Palestine"
Note: This song was broadcast 5 times in 7 days to commemorate the anniversary of Arafat's death (Nov. 10-16, 2011). It was again broadcast on Nov. 10, 2013, on the anniversary of Arafat's death. It aired 17 times in 2015 on PA TV and on Fatah-run Awdah TV, and was also broadcast on PA TV once on Dec. 31, 2016 and on Nov. 11, 2017.
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