Mahmoud Abbas’s 'Run Them Over' Intifada
“Run [them] over, destroy,
annihilate, blow them up;
Don’t let the Zionist live long
O Al-Aqsa, we’re your defenders
O son of Jerusalem, cry ‘Allah is great!’”
“Wait for them at the intersection
Let the settler drown in red blood
Those quotes are from Palestinian Media Watch’s translation of a song that is now a big hit among Palestinians. PMW notes that:
One video version of the song “Run over [the settler]!” by singers Muhammad Abu Al-Kayed and Anas Jaradat has more than 385,000 viewings on the “Quds News Network” Facebook page. On one of the singers’ YouTube channel the song has more than 71,000 viewings.
What has evoked this enthusiasm is a spate of murderous Palestinian attacks on Israelis over the past few weeks. The fatalities have been a three-month-old Israeli girl and a 22-year-old Ecuadorian woman, both killed in a car-ramming attack in Jerusalem; a 38-year-old Israeli Druze border patrol captain killed in another car-ramming attack in Jerusalem; a 20-year-old off-duty Israeli soldier stabbed to death in Tel Aviv on Monday; and a 26-year-old Israeli woman stabbed to death beside a Judea community that same day.