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Little girl participating in violent riots on the Gaza border interviewed for PA TV

Official PA TV, special news broadcast on the March of Return violent riots that have been taking place since March 30, 2018 (see note below)

Official PA TV reporter: "With me on the ground is one of the girls who is participating in this march. May Allah give you health, how are you?"

Girl: "Praise Allah."

"What is your name so we can get to know you?"

Girl: “Siraj Muhammad Abdallah Bseiso.”

Reporter: “You aren’t scared when you come and participate here in the March of Return (violent riots taking place on the Gaza border with Israel; see note below -Ed.)?”

Girl: “I want to say that what was sacrificed today - (she attempts to recite Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim’s poem The Intifada; see note below -Ed.) Hell is above all of the skies, and all of the land that is under them is Hell. When a child and old person die among us, we do not succumb. When the mother falls on her killed children, we also do not succumb. They transfer their soldiers, threaten us, chase us off, orphan us, and destroy us. But they will not break our depths and will not defeat our longings. We are an indisputable decision, we are an indisputable decision. Here, the [refugee] camp has advanced. The wounded, the slaughtered, the bereaved, and the orphan have advanced! The stones of the stalks (the girl mixes up words from the original poem –Ed.) have advanced, the stones of the houses have advanced… you do not hear and do not understand. We are an indisputable decision, we are an indisputable decision. Hell is above all of the skies, and all of the land that is under them is Hell. Advance, advance, advance!”

Reporter: “Good job, this is the girl’s message to these soldiers who are armed from head to toe, who are committing the crimes in this eastern region of the Khan Yunis district.”

The girl being interviewed is holding a Palestinian flag.

"The March of Return" refers to massive violent riots in Gaza in which thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Palestinian "Nakba" Day on May 15. On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018, the Palestinian attacks escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli research institute, published research documenting that from the start of the riots on March 30 until May 15, 93 of the 112 Palestinians killed in the riots (approximately 83%) were members of terrorist organizations.
Petitions against the IDF's use of live fire to combat the rioting submitted by organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court on May 24, 2018. The court accepted the state's argument that the riots were "organized and directed" by Hamas, a terrorist organization, and thereby rejecting the claim that the riots were peaceful and civilian in nature. PMW reports were referred to in the Supreme Court's decision.

Palestinian poet Samih Al-Qasim’s poem The Intifada:
“Advance, advance!
The sky above you all is Hell,
The land beneath you all is Hell,
Our child and aged die
But will not surrender.
The mother falls
On her murdered child
But will not surrender.
With your troop carriers,
With your malice launchers,
And threaten,
And displace,
And make orphans,
And pull down,
You won’t disrupt our depths,
You won’t defeat our desires,
We are decisive fate.
Behind you is your way,
Behind you is your future,
Behind you is your sea,
Behind you is your land.
But still there is before us
Our way and our future,
Our land and sea.
Our good and evil.
What is it that sends you
From a corpse to a corpse?
And how can it lead you,
From idiocy to idiocy,
That book of madness.
Behind this stone there is a palm.
Behind the grass there is your end.
After the corpse there is a trap,
So fair and well designed.
If one leg could be saved,
Remain a forearm and a wrist.
Hell is every sky above you.
Hell is every land below you.
Your taboo is with us allowed,
And your allowed is here taboo.
With your desire to kill,
Which is going to kill you.
And aim with merciless decision,
And level at the womb;
There is a drop of our blood,
And it is raging now.
Whichever way you like
And kill.
Your killer is acquitted,
Our murderer is accused.
The Lord of Hosts is still awake, and up;
So is the criminal judge’s judge.
Do not open a school,
And do not close a prison,
Do not apologize,
And do not be wary,
And do not understand.
Your first is your last,
Your faithful is your unbeliever,
Your malady is chronic.
So do not restrain, and so indulge,
And push forward,
And rise and clash,
To the final stage that is left for you,
To the final rope that is left for you,
For every stage must have an end,
And every rope must have an end.
Do not listen nor understand.
Hell is every sky above you,
Hell is every land below you,
Not the soldier’s helmet.
Not the policeman’s club.
Not your tear gas.
Gaza is crying for us
Because it is a part of us,
As the ferocity of the absent
In his bleeding yearning to return.
From street to street,
From house to house,
From corpse to corpse.
Every violated stone
Cries in anger
As does cry every field.
And every nerve is roaring:
Death, but not kneeling.
Death, and no kneeling.
Here is the camp advancing,
Here is the wounded and this slaughtered,
And the bereaved, and the orphaned.
Houses’ stones advanced,
And the youthful wheat stalks,
The suckling, aged, and the widows,
Doors of Nablus and Jenin,
They have also advanced,
With windows of Jerusalem,
The sun prayer,
With incense and with condiments,
They all advanced to fight,
Advanced to fight.
Do not listen and do not understand,
And advance!
Hell is every sky above you,
Hell is every land below you. Advance!”

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