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PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH: PA TV GLORIFIES VIOLENCE

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Dec18, 2011

http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=472&fld_id=474&doc_id=5992

A new Palestinian Authority TV music video honoring Arafat glorifies Fatah use of violence and venerates the rifle. Last month it was broadcast 7 times on official PA TV.

 

The song speaks of Arafat's life and idolizes him as a model of violence, revolution, and war. It celebrates through words and visuals the violence of the rifle: "Boom out loud, oh voice of the machine gun... Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy."

 

 click here to watch the video: http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=5994

 

The following is the full transcript of the song:

 

"Engrave on the rifle butt the symbol of Fatah's Al-Asifa [unit]

My trigger makes sounds of joy to the Elder (Arafat)

while the rifle sounds aloud

Boom out loud, oh voice of the machine gun,

Yasser [Arafat] lives inside us

[Despite] the day (of his death) on Nov. 11,

the [Palestinian] cause has not died

He is present inside us as an idea and as light,

a fire burning in [our] chest

He [Arafat] taught the whole world how to revolt.

Yasser - symbol of freedom

Oh Elder, I swear by [your] uniform and your keffiya

Oh bullets of the defiant, [your] shot fights 100 [men]

He lived and died in an atmosphere of war,

he crossed the world from east to west

Mahmoud Abbas is on the same path

when it comes to [our] state and identity

We fired the rifle, we faced the storm

We responded to the cannon with a pistol

Using stones, we ignited a revolution and wrote [history], oh Fatah men

On the rifle butt, we have engraved [Fatah's] symbol

On the grip, we have engraved "Arafat"

On the top cover we have inscribed the history of the free

On the barrel - the name of the homeland

The flash-suppressor ignited and burst

Here it is, oh rifle sight

The state is only a few meters away

Oh action-spring, receive and shoot [bullets] continuously

Change the magazine - there are hundreds [of them]

Load it into the chamber

Oh AK-47, make sounds of joy and salute the Elder (Arafat)"

[PA TV (Fatah), Nov. 16, 2011]

 

  

For more examples of PA veneration of the rifle, see PMW bulletin PA TV song: "We treat the rifle as brother." http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=4394

 

 

 
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