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New Hamas Video: Gaza leads to Haifa (PMW) Palestinian Media Watch) By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook 02/06/06)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il/asx/PMW_Hamas%20election2006.asx PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
The Palestinians have concluded from Israel´s withdrawal from Gaza that violence, not negotiations, is effective in their ongoing effort to weaken and eventually destroy Israel. This is according to a new video just released on the official Hamas Web site.

Images of Israelis being evacuated from Gaza and destroyed Israeli buildings are shown while these words are sung:

"The invaders fled. The army of the Jews has been defeated
The home and homeland is returning through blood
Not through negotiations, surrender or promises"


These last words - rejecting negotiations - are sung over the famous images of agreements being signed by Shimon Peres and Ariel Sharon with Palestinian leaders.

While the words, the "homeland is returning," are sung, an image of the Israeli city of Haifa is displayed, stressing that the Palestinians see all of Israel as their "homeland" to be targeted.

The words, "Let the enemies leave the entire land! And take their holy books which are all black," are sung while images of Jews in prayer are shown.

The clear message to the Palestinian viewer is that the Gaza withdrawal is both the defeat of Israel through terror, and a precedent for the future. Accordingly, neither the Palestinians´ means nor goals have changed: Violence and terror are seen as leading to Israel´s continued withdrawals and eventual destruction.

Click here to view the clip online

Seeing the Gaza withdrawal as a justification for terror is a dominant sentiment in the PA in general and another article appeared in today´s PA daily expressing the same opinion:

"The smashing victory of the Palestinian Isalmic resistance movement Hamas in the PLC elections… confirms that this people believes only in the option of resistance only, as a single way for the liberation of Palestine from the Zionist colonialism...

What was liberated from the land of Palestine in Gaza was done only through the heroes and the Jihad warriors, not through futile negotiations for peace and nor by head bowing..."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, February 4, 20006]

The transcript of the clip

The invaders fled [Gaza]
The army of the Jews was defeated
The home and the homeland is returning through [Palestinian] blood
Not through negotiations, surrender, or promises

Allah the Great, be pleased by the sound of thunder...!
We will never accept the enemies in the land of our fathers...

The invaders fled [Gaza]
The army of the Jews was defeated
The home and the homeland is returning through [Palestinian] blood
Not through negotiations, surrender, or promises...

Let the enemies leave the entire land!
And take their holy books, which are all black!
Our flag was raised and spread out, O Jihad...!

The invaders fled [Gaza]
The army of the Jews was defeated
The home and the homeland is returning through blood
[Hamas website, February 2006]

Click here to view the clip online


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