What the Guardian won’t report (Palestinian Authority TV broadcast of song: “Bracelets replaced with weapons, pull the trigger”

Courtesy of Palestinian Media Watch and the Muqata

(Two days before the latest round of peace talks, PA TV broadcast a Palestinian dance group singing about military conquest of Israel.)

The following is a transcript and description of the performance:

Band member recites a poem:

“Fight, brother, the flag will never be lowered,
the torches will never die out.”
On [Mt.] Carmel (in Israel) and in the [Jordan] Valley,
we are rocks and streams.
In Lod (Israeli city) we are poems, and in Ramle (Israeli city) – grenades.
We, my brother, shall remain the revolution of the fighting nation.”

Vocalist sings:

“The Zionists went out from [their] homelands,
compounding damage and enmity.
But the Palestinian revolution awaits [them].
The orchard called us to the [armed] struggle.
We replaced bracelets with weapons.
We attacked the despicable [Zionists].
This invading enemy is on the battlefield.
This is the day of consolation of Jihad.
Pull the trigger.
We shall redeem Jerusalem, Nablus and the country.”

[PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 12, 2010]

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