PA TV to Pregnant Palestinians: Your Fetus Will Be a ‘Martyr for Palestine’
Pregnant mothers all over the world are busy imagining the future of their unborn child and wishing only the best for them.
The Palestinian Authority, however, is promoting a song in which mothers are taught to view their unborn fetus as a future “Martyr for Palestine.” The song has been broadcast on official PA radio, Fatah’s Awdah TV, and now on official PA TV.
Here are some of the lyrics:
Our Martyrs are convoys and our bones are mountains
We 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.
[Official PA TV, June 19 and 26, 2018]
“Martyrs” are those who die for Allah. “Martyrdom” has been presented by the PA as the most honorable status achievable in Islam. And now, they are urging new mothers to see their unborn children only as sacrificial lambs to be sent to the slaughter.
Itamar Marcus is director and Nan Jacques Zilberdik senior analyst of Palestinian Media Watch. They are the authors of Deception: Betraying the Peace Process. The full report on this incident can be read at PMW here.