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PA TV children’s host promises end of Israel and glorifies terrorist “heroes”

Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

The end of Israel is inevitable and terrorists are “heroes” – this is the message from the popular PA TV children’s host Walaa Al-Battat in a new song she recorded that was broadcast on PA TV Live.

Using the tune of the famous Italian anti-fascist protest song “Bye Beautiful” (Bella Ciao), Walaa - dressed as a prisoner - presents the State of Israel as a temporary “occupation,” existing on “stolen land,” because “Palestine is Arabian.” However, not all is lost because the Palestinians will “get all of it back” and Israel “will disappear.” The chorus “Bye deal” is a reference to US President Trump’s peace plan - “the deal of the century,” which the PA has rejected outright. Visually the music video includes scenes of Israel’s War of Independence – clarifying that the “occupation” that exists and will disappear is Israel in its entirety. Additional footage shows Palestinian rioters throwing rocks and burning tires and other violence.

This is one of many hate and violence promoting music videos being broadcast daily on official PA TV stations now as the PA is actively promoting violence in anticipation  of Israel's presumed future annexation - i.e., application of Israeli law - to the Jordan Valley and Jewish cities and towns in Judea – Samaria/ West Bank.

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“Country of peace, land of religion
We lived happily and safely
I woke up and found that my country is occupied
They stole the land, they killed the dreams
They occupied the land (i.e., Israel's creation, 1948), they expelled our grandparents
Deal bye, deal bye, deal bye bye bye
Palestine (i.e., all Israel) is Arabian, free and proud
Jerusalem is ours O free nation
They imprisoned the heroes, they killed children
Deal bye, deal bye, deal bye bye bye
They told us ‘peace’ and what a peace
We do not accept this deal and we will not surrender
We resist, we defend to take it back…
Deal bye, deal bye, deal bye bye bye
O occupiers get out of my land get out
Deal bye, deal bye, deal bye bye bye
Palestine is Arabian, free and proud
Jerusalem is ours O free nation

With strong will and national unity
Deal bye, deal bye, deal bye bye bye
We get back our land, all of our land
And the occupation will disappear"

[Official PA TV Live, May 25, 2020]

The English subtitles were part of this cover version of the Italian protest song “Bye Beautiful” (Bella Ciao) sung by PA TV host Walaa Bataat when it aired on official PA TV.

The Trump peace plan – US President Donald Trump announced his Israel–Palestinian peace plan "Peace to Prosperity" – commonly known as “the deal of the century” - on Jan. 28, 2020. Main points of the plan: 1- Israeli sovereignty would be applied to the Jordan Valley and all Israeli towns and cities in the West Bank. 2- Jerusalem, including all its holy sites, would remain under Israeli sovereignty with accommodations made to enable access for Palestinians. 3- The remainder of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip, and part of what is currently Israeli land in the Negev, the Galilee, and Jerusalem - creating a territory almost equal in size to the West Bank and Gaza Strip - would form the Palestinian state, with its capital in neighborhoods in East Jerusalem that are outside of Israel's security wall. 4- The Palestinian state would be demilitarized, with Israel responsible for external security and controlling all airspace. 5- All Palestinian prisoners except murderers, and those who attempted or conspired to murder would be released. 6- Palestinians in refugee camps would be absorbed into their host countries and, subject to certain limitations, into the Palestinian state. 7- Before becoming a state, the Palestinians would have to carry out extensive reform of their laws and institutions, including implementing a new governing system; granting its people due process and basic human rights and freedoms; end all incitement to and incentivizing of terror; end all glorification of terror and martyrdom; disarm Hamas; and adopt a culture promoting peace. The goal of the plan is to create a Palestinian state beside Israel, living in peace and security. The implementation would be facilitated through extensive international investment. 

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