PA TV reuses song from 2000 calling for terror: "Jihad is necessary… Draw your sword"
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.”
During the first days of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005), PA TV repeatedly broadcast this song calling for terror. On Dec. 17, 2017, PA TV started rebroadcasting the same song, adding an intentionally blurred and indistinct version of US President Trump's speech recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital. The song has aired multiple times on official PA TV and official PA TV Live from December 2017 through 2019.
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