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Wednesday, December 5, 2012
PMW Bulletin: PA radio song praises suicide bombings against Israelis

PMW Bulletin

Dec. 5, 2012

PA radio song praises

suicide bombings against Israelis:

"We are bombs when the homeland calls...
We strapped ourselves with explosives...
and praised Him [Allah] for the Martyrdom"
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=8126

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
p:+972 2 625 4140 e: pmw@palwatch.org

f: +972 2 624 2803 w: www.palwatch.org

Voice of Palestine radio has broadcast a song glorifying suicide bombings
targeting Israelis. The song on the official Palestinian Authority radio
station was played two days after the PA was granted observer status at the
UN, and included these words:
"We are bombs... the enemies were beheaded... Grieve not, Mother, shed no
tears over my torn flesh... heroic men who mock death... We praised the
Lord, and set out for Martyrdom (Shahada). We strapped ourselves with
explosives, and trusted in Allah... Onward men, on the roads to glory."

Click to hear
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=111&fld_id=111&doc_id=8124

The song glorified Martyrdom (Shahada - death for Allah) praising Allah for
the opportunity to die for Him:
"We trusted in [Allah] the Merciful and praised Him for the Martyrdom
(Shahada)"

The song presented suicide bombings that killed Israelis as worthy Islamic
religious deeds. The song described leaving for the suicide bombing with the
words: "We praised the Lord, and set out for Shahada." According to Islamic
belief, Shahada - Martyrdom death for Allah - is a lofty achievement. The
Shahid - the Martyr - is rewarded by Allah with Paradise. Since suicide
bombings are portrayed as a way to achieve Shahada, killing Israelis in
suicide attacks is presented in the song as the fulfillment of Allah's will.

Palestinian Media Watch has documented the PA policy of promoting Martyrdom
death for Allah.

Another religious component in the song was the call to "sacrifice oneself,"
which imitated the language of the Muslim call to prayer:

From the Muslim call to prayer:

"Allah Akbar (Allah is Greater)... Come to prayer"

From the song:

"Allah Akbar (Allah is Greater)... Come to self-sacrifice"

Click to hear
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=111&fld_id=111&doc_id=8124
The following is the transcript of the song on official PA radio Voice of
Palestine:

Introductory narration of song:
"We have accepted [our] death, so that Jerusalem will return
We are bombs, friends, when the homeland calls
My heart, with fury, exploded and scattered
The shrapnel of this life flew and the enemies were beheaded
Grieve not, Mother, shed no tears over my torn flesh
Gather [my] bones, Mother, return them to the earth..."

Palestinian singer, Abu Arab:
"Allah Akbar (Allah is Greater)!
If you summon: "Come to self-sacrifice"
You will meet heroic men who mock death...
We praised the Lord, and set out for Martyrdom (Shahada)
We strapped ourselves with explosives, and trusted in Allah
Carry the load, heroes, show disaster to the settler
Neither day nor night will be sweet for him - until he leaves us.
Raise your fire. Raise! Burn the settler with it.
For the sake of Jerusalem and our holy place
We strapped ourselves with explosives
We trusted in [Allah] the Merciful and praised Him for the Martyrdom
(Shahada)
Onward, onward, men, on the roads to glory...
We praised the Lord, and set out for Martyrdom (Shahada)
We strapped on the explosives, and trusted in Allah."
[PA radio Voice of Palestine, Dec. 1, 2012]

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