Mothers sing with daughters about being terrorists: “No force in the world can remove the weapon from my hand”
When Palestinian mothers and young daughters participated in PA TV’s reenactment of the old bus ride from Jerusalem to Amman, Jordan, they used the bus ride as an opportunity to sing with their daughters about violence and terror:
Lyrics: “From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
O, our revolution, my weapon has emerged
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."
[Official PA TV, Bus 47, June 2, 2020]
In its entirety, this song contains additional lyrics encouraging Martyrdom that were not aired in this PA TV broadcast:
“He who offers his blood does not care
if his blood flows upon the ground.
As the weapon of the revolution is in my hand,
so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].”
Palestinian Media Watch has documented that this song is popular in the PA.
In 2010, it was performed at a cultural festival in front of the PA Minister of Culture. The recording was broadcast in 2011 as well:
In 2012, PA TV broadcast a performance of the song from a Fatah ceremony in Lebanon.
In 2013 it featured at a memorial ceremony for Arafat and at another event under the auspices of Abbas.
In 2014, it was used in a video glorifying suicide terrorists and to mark Fatah’s anniversary.
In 2015, a music video of the song with black and white footage of Arafat was broadcast hundreds of times by Fatah
In November 2016 alone, Fatah broadcast that particular terror promoting music video at least 72 times on its TV station.
In 2017, Fatah posted the lyrics with an image of men carrying weapons.
In 2018, the PA protested US President Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital by playing this song.
This year, in 2020, Fatah played the song at a rally celebrating its anniversary, and PA TV Live broadcast it performed on stage.