tisdag 30 november 2010

Musik mot fred

De palestinska myndigheternas ordförande har hedrat den palestinska sång och dansgruppen Alashekeen genom att göra gruppen till ett officiellt nationalband.
Här ett exempel vad gruppen står för:

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 broadcast of song: "Bracelets replaced with weapons, pull the trigger" (PMW)

Ett annat exempel på musikunderhållning i palestinsk TV. Denhär sången skrevs på 1940-talet och uppmanar till våld. Sången användes flitigt under intifadan 2000-2005 för att uppmuntra till terrorattacker.
Av någon orsak sände de palestinska myndigheternas TV sången igen senaste vecka.

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.

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 swordThey respond, with voice or echo.Draw from the sheath your sword;And let it not return.My brother, my brother, Oh proud ArabToday 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 misledAnd bring renaissance to Islam."
[PA TV (Fatah), Nov. 23, 2010]
PA TV broadcasts song calling for Jihad against Israel (Palestinian Media Watch)

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