Palestinian singer waves gun, motions to slit someone’s throat: “If you cross [the border], we’ll put an end to your existence”
“Target Identified” by Abdallah Saaideh:
“Target identified and the machine gun is ready
Prepare the shrouds, bring them to the funerals
And ask the battlefield about the people of miracles.
The time has come for a fierce war
When we enter it, we will teach them a lesson…
Declare readiness with the sound of rifles
The armies are arranged in lines and waving the flags…
The smell of gunpowder is more pleasant than perfume…
O my people of the tents, in war they are a troop of soldiers…
Whoever fights them endangers his life
Don’t get yourself in trouble, ask your ancestors.
Shut up and don’t cross the border
If you cross it, we’ll put an end to your existence.”
The song was uploaded to YouTube on Oct. 12, 2020 and two months later, by Dec. 16, 2020, it had more than 20. million views.
Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam endorsed Gazan singer Abdallah Saaideh and his violent song “Target Identified”:
Posted text on Facebook page: “During [Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor] Dr. Laila [Ghannam’s] meeting with the Palestinian artist who sings the popular song ‘Target Identified,’ Abdallah Saaideh, Dr. Ghannam praised the Palestinian popular artistic heritage and all the efforts whose goal is to preserve it, pass it on to the coming generations, and instill knowledge about it here and abroad.”
[Facebook page of Ramallah and El-Bireh District Governor Laila Ghannam, Dec. 10, 2020]
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