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“The path of Martyrdom is our option” – girl sings song promoting violence and death on Arafat's memorial anniversary

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the anniversary of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death

 

 

 

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A girl sings a song in honor of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat.

 

Girl: “O my teacher, one who calls on your behalf, O Yasser Arafat

You are the sun of Martyrdom and the promise

And the path of Martyrdom is our option

Cause a tremor with your voice, crush the ground

You are igniting the revolution that shakes the house”

 

 

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.