by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
The Palestinian Authority this weekend celebrated the barbaric murder of a young Jewish girl at the hands of a terrorist from Hebron with the re-broadcast of a song written in praise of terror, and causing grief to Israel. Translations are in subtitles, courtesy of the Palestinian Media Watch.
The song identifies those “who will give Israel grief” – not only as the Arabs from Palestinian Authority cities, but also Arabs across Israel, from Haifa in the north to Be’er Sheva in the south, as well as from Lod, Ramle, Acre, Nazareth, Galilee, Tiberias, Tzefat (Safed), Beit She’an and Jerusalem.
As the names of cities are mentioned in the song, different people – adults as well as children – respond “We are!” while raising clenched fists.
The song, “We are Palestinians,” was written by Jordanian singer Rami Shafiq and further identifies “the Zionists” as the “enemy,” praises “a rock thrown with expertise,” and applauds the fact that “we are not afraid of the enemy.”
As broadcast on official PATV Feb. 9, 2019, and July 30 and Aug. 6, 2016:
“We are not afraid of the enemy – a bone in the throat of the Zionists
Palestinians – We are! We are!
The people of Jerusalem – We are! We are!
The people of Jenin – We are! We are! …
O Al-Aqsa [Mosque], your wounds will heal
Victory is certain, it’s inevitable
A rock thrown with expertise…
The people of Jaffa – We are! We are!
The people of Haifa – We are! We are!
The people of Lod – We are! We are!
The people of Ramle
The people of Acre – We are! We are!
The people of Nazareth – We are! We are! …
We swear in the name of the prisoners
In place of one [prisoner], here are ten
We have given them [the Israelis] a taste of grief
We have given them a taste of grief – a bone in the throat of the Zionists”
The song tacitly promises 10 times more terror than Israel has suffered until now by promising there will be 10 times more Palestinian Authority prisoners:
“We swear in the name of the prisoners
In place of one [prisoner], here are ten.”
While singing the words promising more prisoners, the singer points to a young child he is holding as if to say: “This child is the future terrorist; this child is the future prisoner.”
The song’s message is that today’s children are the future terrorists and prisoners – those who will grow up to give “a taste of grief” and be “a bone in the throat of the Zionists” – and presents Arabs from Israel, Judea, Samaria and Gaza as “Palestinians” who are “a bone in the throat of the Zionists . . . who have given them a taste of grief.”