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PA TV glorifies violence and Martyrdom
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PA TV glorifies violence and Martyrdom

Song: "Palestine is a state built...
with the Martyr's blood, with gunfire"

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Official Palestinian Authority television twice broadcast a song stating that violence and the "Martyr's blood" is being used to achieve the Palestinian state. The song demonizes Israel as a "treacherous aggressor" and a "sinner."

Songs promoting violence and demonizing Israel are frequently broadcast on PA TV, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Click to view recent examples here and here.

The following is the full text of the song broadcast on PA TV:

"Palestine is a state built on struggle
With the Martyr's blood, with gunfire
It [Palestine] will restore the plant to its land
It will bring home those who are distant
It will return the stolen [property] to its inhabitants
So that Arab honor will not be degraded
Oh treacherous aggressor, oh sinner (i.e., Israel)
We will rise like the sun shining on dry grass."
[PA TV (Fatah), Jan. 20 and Feb.1, 2012]