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Cultural Incitement on PA Radio: ‘The Fetus, a Proud Martyr in His Mother’s Tomb’

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Fatah terrorist Rajaei Haddad and PA leader Mahmoud Abbas embracing, as caught on camera by Palestinian Authority TV. Photo: Screenshot.

When Palestinians tune into the official Palestinian Authority (PA) radio station, “The Voice of Palestine,” they hear songs encouraging them to seek martyrdom in death — and to sacrifice themselves for Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and “Palestine.”

Catchy lyrics pass on the message that Palestinians are “not afraid of death,” and teach that while it is already in its mother’s womb, the fetus is “a proud Martyr” who has “Palestine etched on the heart”:

Our Martyrs are convoys and our bones are mountains
They don’t surrender to the lowly
We aren’t deterred by imprisonment
Palestine is etched on the heart of the fetus
A proud Martyr in his mother’s womb

And the Arab state will remain ours — Arab, Arab Palestine
We [hold] the rifles to our chests and our eyes are raised to you

Our homes are trenches and our souls are the sacrifice for you O Jerusalem, you will not remain stolen.

[“The First Direction of Prayer” by Syrian singer Assala Nasri, Official PA radio station “The Voice of Palestine,” Feb. 3, 2018]

The Fatah-run TV station Awdah broadcast the music video of this song, too:

Discussing the PA media’s responsibilities, director general of “The Voice of Palestine” Bassam Daghlas has stated that PA radio works diligently to “defend Jerusalem and Palestine,” in cooperation with the PA Ministry of Information:

We are working day and night to convey the facts to the world, defend Jerusalem, and defend our Palestinian cause and Palestine. We are cooperating with the brothers in the [PA] Ministry of Information … in uniting the Palestinian voice over the radio waves, the voice of the Palestinian people.” [Official PA TV, Dec. 12, 2017]

This is not an isolated incident, and the songs speak for themselves.

One song lauded dying for “Palestine,” which has been “decorated” with “Martyrs, souls and blood”:

O our land, on Land Day we salute the Martyr who fell for your sake, homeland …

We decorated [the land] with Martyrs, souls, and blood. … On March 30, O day of the struggle, we rebelled against Zionism and the occupation. The Martyrs’ blood flowed in you and sang a song for you. … There is nothing more precious than you, O land of Palestine. By Allah, we have sacrificed the precious Martyrs for your sake.”[Official PA radio station “The Voice of Palestine,” March 20, 2018]
This article was originally published by Palestinian Media Watch (PMW). The full report can be read at PMW here.

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