PA TV reuses song from 2000 calling for terror: "Draw your sword... let it not return"
During the first days of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada), PA TV repeatedly broadcast this song calling for terror:
Lyrics: “Brother, the oppressors have gone too far
Therefore Jihad is necessary and self-sacrifice is necessary.” [PA TV, Oct. 3, 2000]
On Dec. 17, 2017, PA TV started rebroadcasting the same song calling for terror, adding an intentionally blurred and indistinct version of Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital.
Lyrics: “Brother, the oppressors have gone too far”
US President Donald Trump, Dec. 6, 2017: “Today, we finally acknowledge the obvious that Jerusalem is Israel's capital.”
Lyrics: “Therefore Jihad is necessary
and self-sacrifice is necessary...
How can we let them steal the Arabness -
the glory of the forefathers and the rule? ...
Draw your sword from its sheath, and
let it not return to the sheath afterwards...
Brother, rise to [Jerusalem],
the [first] direction of prayer
We will defend the church
and the mosque...
Brother, if my blood will flow in the soil,
and my hand will lay on its stones
Then find a free soul that has refused
to let enemies step on it
Kiss a Martyr on the land, who called on
its behalf to Allah and fell as a Martyr...
Palestine, the young people
will redeem your territory
May the self-sacrificing fighter
and the redeemed [land] be exalted
Palestine, our chests will defend you - life or death.”
This song has aired multiple times on official PA TV and PA TV Live: 3 times in 2017, on Dec. 17, 25 and 26, 2017; 47 times in 2018, and 6 times in 2019, most recently on Nov. 13, 2019.
US President Donald Trump recognized Jerusalem as the capital of Israel on Dec. 6, 2017, and instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump added that the final borders of Jerusalem will be determined during negotiations.
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