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Palestinian contestant sings song misprepresenting Israeli cities as "Palestine" on Arab Idol

Palestinian contestant Muhammad Assaf on Arab Idol:
"Oh flying bird, circling round,
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy
My country Palestine is beautiful
Turn to Safed and then to Tiberias,
And send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa
Don't forget Nazareth - the Arab fortress,
And tell Beit Shean about its people's return
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy
My country Palestine is beautiful."

Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on PA TV. The full lyrics of this version of the song name the following places in Israel: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Jaffa, Nazareth, and Beit Shean.
The song originally aired March 31, 2013. It was broadcast numerous times since then, most recently on April 28, 2015 on PA TV, on May 21, 2017 on Fatah-run Awdah TV, and on March 31, 2018 on the official PA radio station
The Voice of Palestine


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