"We will return without a doubt" say Palestinian children, positing that the Palestinian "return is a right"
Official PA TV filler for Nakba Day – see note below
A boy and girl are seen spray-painting the words “74 years since the Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel)” on a wall.
After explaining her family is from Jaffa, (an Israeli city), the girl holds up an old key and says that her father entrusted it to her.
The two children are seen arriving at a house and opening its old door with the key, while the following line from a song is played in the background: “We will return without a doubt, regardless of how long the journey may be.”
A song is played.
Lyrics: “O mulberry tree in the home, patiently bear the time that has caused an injustice
We will return without a doubt, regardless of how long the journey may be
O mulberry tree in the home, I adjure you by the Master of the Universe
We will return without a doubt, we will return without a doubt, regardless of how long the journey may be”
Narrator: “Our return is certain, freedom to our Al-Aqsa Mosque and our prisoners”
A fence and Palestinian flags are seen.
Text on screen: “Return is a people’s right and will”
Old keys are seen.
Text on screen: “Returning”
Nakba Day - Palestinians commemorate Nakba Day on May 15, the day after the establishment of Israel. On May 15, 1948, combined forces from Egypt, Jordan, Syria and Iraq joined local Arab forces in an attempt to eradicate the newly established State of Israel. The Nakba (Arabic = catastrophe) refers to the establishment of Israel, and the subsequent defeat in the war, including the killing and displacement of Arab civilians that occurred during the war.