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Swiss-funded event featured song erasing all of Israel

Coordinator of the initiative Sa’id Abu Ghazza: “The Life Initiative at [Al-Aqsa] University is one of the events of culture, art, and communal involvement that is being carried out by the Abd Al-Muhaisen Al-Qattan Institution with funding from the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).”

Lyrics: “Oh flying bird, circling around…
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.
Turn to Safed, and then to Tiberias,
and send regards to the sea of Acre and Haifa.
Don't forget Nazareth - the Arab fortress,
and tell Beit Shean about its people's return.”

Visual:
Sign behind the singer: “A project of culture, art, and communal involvement by the Abd Al-Muhaisen Al-Qattan Institution, in cooperation with Al-Aqsa University, jointly supported by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation – SDC.”

The song Oh Flying Bird misrepresents Israeli cities Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa and Jaffa as “Palestine.” The singer performed as part of the entertainment at a cultural activity at Al-Aqsa University in the Gaza Strip funded by the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation (SDC).

The rest of the song’s lyrics are:
“Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful...
Go to Jenin and bring me from its valley
greeting to Nablus, Tulkarem and their soil.
Drink the water of Jaffa's port,
don't forget Ramle and Ramallah.
Oh flying bird, circling around...
by Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy.
My country Palestine is beautiful.”


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