Fatah song promotes terror: “Launch your rockets, make the sons of Zion tremble and burn”
Facebook status text: “A video showing several operations of direct sniper fire at occupation soldiers, rocket launches and mortar fire at concentrations of vehicles belonging to occupation soldiers, carried out by the heroic Martyr (Shahid) from the resolute [town of] Beit Hanoun, and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) Martyr Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin’ in the town of Beit Hanoun in northern Gaza during the recent war against Gaza.”
Caption on video: “The Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) – Palestine”, “Martyr Nidal Al-Amoudi Division”
Quote from the Quran on screen: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision." (Quran, Sura 3:169, translation Sahih International)
Narrator: “The heroic Martyr Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin.’ The heroic Martyr was born in the resolute town of Beit Hanoun on May 21, 1990. He believed that armed resistance is the only way to liberate Palestine. He joined the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – and enlisted to the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – Nidal Al-Amoudi Division. The heroic Martyr loved military activity, and was among the commanders of the rockets unit of the Brigades in Beit Hanoun [in Gaza]. He inflicted pain on the occupation (i.e., Israeli cities near the Gaza Strip) time after time until the final battle – the battle of ‘Tariq Al-Asifa’ (The Path of the Storm, one of the names given to the 2014 Gaza war by Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades).”
[Images of Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin’ and another fighter killed in action, Ahmad Al-Za’anin, launching rockets at Israel. The following caption appears at the bottom of the screen: “The Martyr-Commander Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish fires rockets at our occupied lands.”]
Narrator: [in the background, images of Israeli army vehicle under sniper fire and images of mortar fire]: “The heroic Martyr would shoot at the invading soldiers during their ground operation. [Cries of ‘Allah is Greater’ accompany the shooting at the vehicle] He was a soldier of the mortars – the mortars that terrorized the fragile, so-called ‘army’ of the occupation. On Aug. 26, 2014, one hour before the ceasefire agreement [came into effect], as he was preparing to launch his final rocket barrage, the occupation warplanes fired several missiles at him. His pure body gathered up the earth, until his dignified soul rose to its creator. He sacrificed his soul for Palestine. He was enraged when he saw the bodies of his countrymen being torn to shreds. He carried a rifle, and bombarded the depths of the [Zionist] entity with rockets. Today, we bid farewell to the heroic Martyr Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish ‘Al-Za’anin,’ deeply grieved by the loss of this great commander. We in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades – the Nidal Al-Amoudi Division will remain committed to the promise and path of the Martyr and of all our heroic Martyrs since the outbreak of our Palestinian revolution, Allah willing.”
Song in praise of Muhammad Majdi Abu Shawish:
“… Fire RPGs, launch the KN rockets.
Shoot, Muhammad, do not fear, sow terror among the enemy’s soldiers.
Fire RPGs, launch the KN rockets.
Shoot, Muhammad, do not fear,
Sow terror among the enemy’s soldiers …
Launch your rockets,
Make the sons of Zion tremble and burn.
O Muhammad Ibn Al-Za’anin, man of Fatah, you will not be humiliated…”
Note: The Facebook page where this item was posted, called "Fatah - The Main Page," is an official Fatah Facebook page. The page defines itself as belonging to the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission, and the commission's official website links to this Facebook page.
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