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October 23, 2015 5:12 am

Violent, Inciteful Music Gains Popularity Among Young Palestinians

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The True Love gift and music store in the West Bank's Ramallah (pictured here) stocks new CDs of protest songs and popular political music.Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The True Love gift and music store in the West Bank’s Ramallah (pictured here) stocks new CDs of protest songs and popular political music. Photo: Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

The Palestinian teenagers who came one after another into the True Love gift and music shop on a recent afternoon all had the same request: nationalistic songs — the new ones.

The proprietor quickly handed over the CDs that he had just started keeping at the checkout counter, like “Jerusalem Is Bleeding,” featuring the track “It’an, It’an” — “Stab, stab” — with its ominous backbeat.

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