“The fire ignited and the rifle sang… dawn of freedom is painted with blood” –on PA TV
A dance troupe performs to a song played in the background
Lyrics: "The fire has ignited and the rifle has sung
O homeland, ask for the young people and have hope
The fire has ignited from Acre to Tira (i.e., Israeli cities)
A handful of children who were raised on a mat...
[The children] have grown older and not forgotten the land
Who could forget the Paradise of Palestine? …
O homeland, ask for the young people and have hope...
Self-sacrificing fighters have appeared, and woe to those who ignore it:
The dawn of freedom is painted with blood
The fire has ignited and the rifle has sung"
[Official PA TV, Nov. 10, 2022]
This was broadcast from a rally in the Gaza Strip marking the 18th anniversary of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat’s death.
Text on poster on stage: “Yasser Arafat - your legacy is present today”