Daily Israel Report

Israel's 'Peaceful' Neighbor: TV Clip Extols Weapons, Blood

The PA's TV station has repeatedly broadcast footage of a “cultural event” where dancers clutched guns and sang of weapons, bloodshed, revolution.
By Israel News staff
First Publish: 10/3/2010, 1:40 PM / Last Update: 10/3/2010, 7:57 PM

The Palestinian Authority's government controlled television station has repeatedly broadcast a song glorifying violence and war on Israel over the past three months, including the period of talks between PA head Abbas and Israeli PM Netanyahu.  The song was originally performed as part of a Palestinian Culture Festival held in Ramallah. It was translated by the Palestinian Media Watch organization.

The lyrics include the lines:
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged...
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged...
He who offers his blood doesn't care if his blood flows upon the ground...
As the weapon of revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].