PA poem calls Israel "an army of murderers and Nazis"
(The following is an excerpt of a poem by Muhammad Al-Haifawi -Ed.)
“A fascist sniper invaded Jenin
An oppressive occupier lacking religion
He set an ambush at the road’s incline
And with a treacherous bullet he murdered Shireen [Abu Akleh] (sic., there is no evidence Israeli forces killed Abu Akleh, and ample reason to believe indiscriminate fire by Palestinian terrorists killed her)
And injected his venom into the jasmine flower
Her comrades screamed in panic
Shireen! Shireen! Shireen! Shireen!
And the public called in the squares:
Long live, long live Palestine!
O army of murderers and Nazis
We have waved the flag and sworn
Tooth for a tooth, eye for an eye
Shireen’s blood will be avenged
Because blood is a duty that must be paid”
Shireen Abu Akleh - 51-year-old Palestinian-American journalist for Al-Jazeera who was shot and killed while covering a gunbattle initiated by Palestinian terrorists who attacked Israeli forces during an operation in Jenin on May 11, 2022. The PA immediately accused Israel of shooting Abu Akleh without providing evidence. Israel rejected the accusation, noting Palestinian terrorists were filmed shooting indiscriminately and saying they had hit an Israeli soldier even though no soldiers were wounded, possibly indicating they had shot Abu Akleh. The PA rejected Israel's request to conduct a joint investigation of the incident, and its request to let it examine the bullet that killed Abu Akleh to determine whether it was fired by Israeli forces. The bullet is of a type used by both Israeli soldiers and Palestinian terrorists. In a press conference following Abu Akleh's autopsy on the day of her death, Head of An-Najah National University’s Forensic Medicine Department Dr. Rayyan Al-Ali said it could not yet be determined which side shot her.