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Cities in Israel misrepresented as "Palestine" in PA TV music video (duet)

Male singer: "Oh flying bird, circling around,
My eyes protect you and Allah keeps you safe
By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy
My country Palestine is beautiful...
Send regards to Acre, Haifa, and their sea
Turn to Jaffa, its dear beloved ones
Turn to Nazareth, its trees and flowers..."
Female singer: "By Allah, oh traveling [bird], I burn with envy
My country Palestine is beautiful..."
Male singer: "Go to Jenin and bring me from its valley
greetings to Nablus, Tulkarem and their soil
Go to Umm Al-Fahm's valley and mountain
Go to the Galilee to [our] dear relatives
Go to the Negev and send greetings to its people
Go to the good people of Bethlehem
Jerusalem is ours and we will die for its sake
[I'll give up my] life easily for its soil."

Note: This song has been broadcast in slightly different versions on official PA media channels. The full lyrics of this version of the song misrepresent the following places in Israel as in “Palestine”: Safed, Tiberias, Acre, Haifa, Nazareth, Beit Shean, Jaffa, and Ramle. The full lyrics name the following places in the PA: Jenin, Nablus, Tulkarem, and Ramallah. This duet version of the song has been rebroadcast repeatedly on official PA TV and official PA TV Live since 2012: [Official PA TV, April 4, June 7, July 24, Sept. 24, Oct. 22, 25, 26, 2012; Feb. 3, 2013; Aug. 29, Sept. 9, Oct. 2, 13, 21, 2014; Feb. 20, July 11, 2015; July 13, 2017. Official PA TV Live, June 2, 4, twice on 11, 17, 18, twice on 19, 2013; Feb. 10, May 21, twice on 23, twice on 26, 27, 2014.]


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