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Murderers of Jews in 1929 riots are “noble heroes” in song glorified in PA TV quiz

Official Palestinian Authority TV  |

Official PA TV narrator: “Because songs are a basic part of our culture and ‎they express our national identity… and because these songs are present in ‎our consciousness and still fascinate us with values and meanings… It’s ‎here: ‘The Tune of the Homeland.’‎

Lyrics:‎
"From Acre Prison went forth the funeral of Muhammad Jamjoum and Fuad ‎Hijazi.‎
Take revenge for them, my people
Official PA TV narrator: This is the chorus of the pain and suffering from the ‎torture of prison… which expresses the pride of the young ones who ‎presented the most wondrous things in the pages of the [history of the] ‎struggle against the invading occupiers. They are the noble heroes of ‎Palestine – Martyrs Muhammad Jamjoum, Ataa Al-Zir, and Fuad Hijazi (i.e., ‎murderers from the 1929 Arab Riots)... Our poet was witness to the three ‎becoming Martyrs, and his talent provided the poem “The Ground Shook ‎Under the Invaders’ Feet”:‎
They were three heroes
Who competed with each other who would die first
Their feet rose above the hangman’s neck
They became an example, O my friend
Throughout the length and width of the land
And from Acre Prison went forth the funeral.‎"

[Official PA TV, The Tune of the Homeland, Jan. 15 (twice), 16 (three times), and 17 (twice), 18 (twice), 2021]

Muhammad Jamjoum, Fuad Hijazi, and Ataa Al-Zir “committed particularly brutal murders [of Jews] at Safed and Hebron,” according to the report by British Government to the League of Nations. They were convicted of attacking British soldiers and murdering Jews in the 1929 Hebron Massacre, in which 65 Jews were murdered. They were executed by the British in 1930.

Wanting to concretize their “Martyrdom,” the PA repeatedly uses a photo of ‎three Syrian independence leaders being hung by Turkish Ottoman forces in ‎‎1916, and falsely presents it as the three “martyred” murderers being hanged ‎by the British in 1930. ‎

 


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