By Itamar Marcus, Palestinian Media Watch, April 30, 2003
Official Palestinian Authority TV has broadcast a music video calling for
the murder of Jews in the disputed areas, even showing scenes of Jewish
teenage girls and a Jewish couple, who are among those targeted for death by
The music video shows scenes of masked gunman firing automatic rifles, aerial
views of Jewish towns, and as mentioned, Jews who are targeted for murder:
a man walking his wife, a group of teenage girls, and a soldier.
The words that repeat throughout the music video:
“From the mountain of fire came the rebels…
Everywhere there are settlements.
Oh brave Nablus, keep the cauldron ablaze
Pour over the settlements great flames
Foreigners have no place on this land
Foreigners have no place where Shahids were killed.”
Palestinian Media Watc comment: It is interesting that PA has chosen to
broadcast this call to murder Jews of the disputed areas at the very time that
the Palestinian Authority is approving Mahmoud Abbas as the Prime Minister.
Abbas in a recent interview legitimized the murdering of Israelis who live in the
“The Intifada must continue. And it is the right of the Palestinian people
to rise and to use all means at their disposal… all means even guns…”
It may be that this week’s public call in the media to murder Jews is the PA
reassurance to its people, that in spite of Western demands to solve disputes
through negotiations, the PA continues to follow the Abbas doctrine, seeing
murder as a legitimate tool, in times and places when seen as beneficial.