Songs on PA radio encourage suicide bombings

Lyrics promoting kidnapping soldiers, murder permeate Hevron radio stations, watchdog reveals.

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Radio studio (illustration)
Radio studio (illustration)
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The IDF and Israel Security Agency (ISA or Shin Bet) shuttered the Palestinian Arab Radio Hevron last week for incitement against Israelis and Jews. 

Palestinian Media Watch revealed some of the exact songs and announcements the station broadcasted on Monday, which included violent language encouraging suicide bombings.

"Blow up the executor's [Israel's] innards / Bring back the period of Martyrdom-seeking (i.e., suicide bombing) / Rise and strap yourself with bombs," one song broadcasted by the radio station declared. 

Another song declared: 

"Load your machine gun and advance, son of proud Jerusalem

Gird yourself with flames and capture the soldiers

Load your machine gun and advance, son of proud Jerusalem

Gird yourself with flames and capture the soldiers

Open fire, have no mercy, shoot the Zionists!

Advance with your men, O keffiyeh-masked one!"

Israel is cracking down on incitement in the PA media, specifically via the radio; the IDF and ISA have shut down three separate PA radio stations this month.

Incitement against Jews and Israelis has become a prime theme of the Palestinian Arab music industry, both from local artists and popular singers.  



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