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February 9, 2016 7:12 pm

Hamas Music Video Mocked Over Comical Gaffe: ‘Hassid’ With Braids for Sidelocks

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The braided 'Hassid' in the Hamas music video. Photo: Screenshot.

The braided ‘Hassid’ in the Hamas music video. Photo: Screenshot.

The music video produced by Hamas and broadcast Saturday on its official network, Al-Aqsa TV, is providing some comic relief along with its frightening message, Australian site 9News reported on Tuesday.

True to its title — “Blow Off the Roof of the Bus” — the six-minute clip, performed by the pro-Hamas Lebanese band The Promise of Islamic Art, is a call on Palestinians to resume the practice of suicide bombings on Israeli public transportation.

As was reported in The Algemeiner on Sunday, the video features actors portraying Hamas members – singing, “Gird yourself, o most honorable of men, with an explosive belt, because nothing will satisfy the intifada except blowing up buses” – and Israeli targets, among them an ultra-Orthodox or Hassidic Jew.

According to 9News, the costume of the latter has caused Hamas to be ridiculed on social media for its egregious inaccuracy, with the traditional Jewish “peyot” (sidelocks) looking like two braided pigtails.

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  • shloime

    “pigtails” may be an unfortunate choice of words.

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