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Song to violence and death at PLO cultural festival
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Song to violence and death
at PLO cultural festival
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
 
The Palestinian Third Culture and Education Festival held this week in Ramallah included dancers holding rifles, while dancing to a song that glorified violence against Israel. The song included the words: "There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand," and "He who offers his blood doesn't care if his blood flows upon the ground."

The annual festival is sponsored by the PLO National Committee for Education, Science and Culture. This dance performance with rifles was broadcast on the Palestinian Authority's official TV and was held in the presence of the PA Minister of Culture and Minister of Women's Affairs.

Click to view the following excerpt from the song:

"From my wounds, my weapon has emerged.
Oh, our revolution, my weapon has emerged.
There is no force in the world that can remove the weapon from my hand.
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged.
....
This revolutionary people has sacrificed and offered in order to live in freedom!
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged.
....
He who offers his blood doesn't care if his blood flows upon the ground.
...
As the weapon of revolution is in my hand, so my presence will be forced [upon Israel].
My weapon has emerged. My weapon has emerged."