But deep down, they really, really want peace. “PA TV broadcasts song calling for Jihad against Israel: ‘Draw your sword, let it not return,'” by Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook for Palestinian Media Watch, November 30:
Official Palestinian Authority television has broadcast a song calling for Jihad and violence against Israel. The PA TV program on culture included an interview with singer Amar Hasan, and the playing of his song: “The oppressors [Israelis] have gone too far. Therefore Jihad is our right… draw your sword.” The words call for violence against Israel in the name of both Arab pride and Islam. […]
PA TV is controlled by the office of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Following are the lyrics of the song:
“My brother! The oppressors [Israelis] have gone too far.
Therefore Jihad is a right, and self-sacrifice is a right.
Shall we let them steal the Arab nature –
the patriarchal glory and rule?
And only through the sound of the sword
They respond, with voice or echo.
Draw from the sheath your sword;
And let it not return.
My brother, my brother, Oh proud Arab
Today is our moment, not tomorrow.
My brother, the time of our nation’s sunrise has arrived,
[the time] for you to repel those who are misled
And bring renaissance to Islam.”