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Song on Fatah Facebook: “Rise, O rifle and shout for joy”

Text of song published on Fatah’s Facebook page, “Fatah – The Main Page”:
      “Saddle your horse and raise the flag; When you see Hebron, stop and salute it.
You stand firm, Omar Kharwat
Abu Fahmi, worry not.

Through our right [to Palestine]
We’ll raise the flags
In spite of jail and our worries.
Past and future: gifts to Palestine.

O Hatem, we will give our souls
Will not fear the occupier’s homes(i.e., the Israeli occupation).
O Jamal, challenge their homes;
There is no solution besides revolution.

Rise, O rifle and shout for joy
For the people of Hebron

For the sake of Qawasmi, we won’t kneel [before our enemy]
His resolve will never crumble
For Palestine, sacrifice your life, Muhammad [Qawasmi].
Expand [the revolution] left and right,
Expand [it] for the men of Fatah

Mother, give me a weapon, a machine gun,
My path is the path of struggle
Just like Yasser Sharbati
Even if the blow hurts me
I will not fear death.

Hatem, even if your imprisonment is long
Qawasmi, do not fall apart.
We are faithful to vow of the heroes
And proud of the men of the revolution.
Men, tomorrow you’ll return.
And the sun of freedom will shine.”

Notes: Omar Kharwat ‘Abu Fahmi’ was the commander of the Hebron branch of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing). He was arrested in April 2002 during an Israeli military incursion in Hebron, and was sentenced to life imprisonment.

Hatem Al-Jamal was arrested in 2002 together with Omar Kharwat during an Israeli military incursion in Hebron in April 2002, and was sentenced to 30 years in prison.

Yasser Abu Turki received 2 life sentences and 20 years in prison.

Muhammad Al-Qawasmi was sentenced to 14 and a half years in prison.

Hatem Al-Qawasmi was sentenced to life in prison for membership in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) and terrorist activity.

Yasser Sharbati  was a senior member of the Tanzim (Fatah’s military wing) involved in planning a suicide attack in Jerusalem
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