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Palestinian youths sing songs of violence and "martyrdom" while waving rifles during school graduation

Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on the graduation ceremony of the second class of the Al-Istiqlal School of Popular Art, which was attended by Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary Sabri Saidam, Fatah Central Committee member Tawfiq Tirawi, PLO Executive Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad, and Palestinian Writers’ Union Secretary-General Murad Al-Sudani



During the graduation ceremony men are seen posing withprop rifles.


Al-Istiqlal Band Manager Muhammad Qundah: “We have used songs that speak about the land and the love for the land, [national] affiliation, the Martyrs, the prisoners, the wounded, Jerusalem, and all the elements of the Palestinian struggle with all its components. We also use them so that we will have a purposeful statement and tune.”




Sabri Saidam also serves as Fatah Revolutionary Council Deputy Secretary and is the former PA Minister of Education and Higher Education.


Tawfiq Tirawi also serves as Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations.‎


PLO Executive Committee member Azzam Al-Ahmad who spoke on official PA TV also serves as head of the PLO Department of Arab and Parliamentary Affairs, Fatah Central Committee member, Fatah Commissioner of National Relations, and Fatah Commissioner for Relations with Lebanon.