Hamas Scare Clip Becomes Israel's Summer Hit

Terrorists hoped to strike fear into Israeli hearts with a propaganda song, but Israelis are having fun with it.

Gil Ronen ,


Shortly after Israel's Operation Protective Edge in Gaza began 27 days ago, Hamas released a video clip of a song it produced that calls on Palestinian Arabs to carry out terror attacks.

The clip is in Hebrew, however, and appears to mostly be intended for demoralizing Israelis.

Surprisingly, though, Israelis found the tune of “Attack! Carry Out Terror Strikes” extremely catchy. Making it even more fun was the flowery Hebrew, dotted with nonexistent words sung in a heavy Arab accent, all of which led to the song's becoming a summer hit.

It has since spawned numerous covers and tributes, including this a capella version:

An acoustic version:

A Smurf version:

A Lion King version:

A drinking glass version:

And a parrot version: