PA threatens Israel: You will taste the sword!
“Jihad and self-sacrifice is necessary” and“Act before it’s too late” - PA in call to Palestinians and “Islamic nation”
PA rebroadcasts song used to ignite the PA terror campaign in 2000: “Draw your sword from its sheath, and let it not return to the sheath”
“We water [the land] with our blood” - PA encourages death for “Palestine”
Kiss a Martyr on the land... Palestine, our chests will defend you - life or death.”
PA TV Live is one of the two official TV stations run by the PA. During the last few weeks, the PA has used this station to promote violence and terror via music videos, as Palestinian Media Watch has documented in several reports. And the PA’s inventory of terror promotion seems inexhaustible. The following is yet another example of PA threatening Israel:
“What you’ll taste is the sword!”
PA promises Israel one thing only: violence and destruction.
Lyrics: “I’ve continued to sing and burn everything [like] gunpowder…
O, usurper of my land, there is nothing in it for you other than sorrow
Your sorrow is from my response and from the revolution’s fire that won’t calm down.
[We] are coming to you with lion soldiers – and what you’ll taste is the sword!
We’ll destroy your structure, and pray at the Al-Aqsa [Mosque].”
[Official PA TV Live, June 6, 2020]
“Jihad is necessary”
Significantly, PA’s other TV channel, PA TV, has joined in, and is broadcasting a call to Palestinians and “the Islamic nation” several times daily, urging them “to act before it’s too late.” Text slides are read by a narrator followed by part of a song, which the PA used to ignite its terror wave in October 2000. The message is to go to holy war: “Jihad is necessary”:
PA TV narrator: “A call from the Palestinian people to the Arab and Islamic nation...
The Palestinian cause – is in danger and Palestine is the heart of the nation...
We are calling on you to stop your silence and waiting and act! Explicitly declare your rejection of the annexation plan... The Palestinian people, which is standing firm and rising up, is calling to you... There is not much time to waste. Act before it’s too late...”
The text slides are followed by this song used by the PA in 2000 to call for terror:
“Brother, the oppressors have gone too far
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?”
[Official PA TV Live, June 6, 8 (3 times), 2020;
Official PA TV, June 8 (3 times), 9, 12 (3 times), 13 (twice), 14, 2020]
“Draw your sword from its sheath, and let it not return”
Official PA TV Live is also broadcasting more of the same song in a different filler, which blends in an intentionally blurred and indistinct version of US President Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital from Dec. 6, 2017. Originally, PA TV started broadcasting this filler calling for violence and Martyrdom in 2017 right after Trump’s speech, and has broadcast it multiple times since. Now official PA TV Live is the tool with which the PA is calling for “Jihad” and urging young Palestinians to “redeem the land” while “sacrificing” themselves:
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.”
[Official PA TV numerous times since Dec. 17, 2017-2019;
Official PA TV Live, June 8, 15, 16, 17, 2020]
“We water [the land] with our blood”
The promised violence and destruction of Israel comes at a price, and therefore the PA is preparing its people to die willingly for the cause, and encourages even “young children” to go out and throw rocks:
Lyrics: “We sing for the land and write poems
We water [the land] with our blood and set it on fire
We defy the occupier [with] fire, pitchforks, and rocks
We write history, lessons in struggle...
Rejoice, my land, small children have gone out who are aware of the cause, and there are rocks in their hands!”
[Official PA TV Live, June 8, 2020]
The song the PA used to ignite its terror campaign in 2000, and which the PA has been using again since 2017 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; and on PA TV Live, at the time of writing, most recently June 17, 2020.