Hamas aired a music video on its television channel that calls on suicide bombers to “blow up Tel Aviv,” Palestinian Media Watch reported Thursday.
The Israel-based nonprofit said the video appeared Wednesday on Al-Aqsa TV, the Hamas-run television station in Gaza. The one-minute, 12-second video, which was uploaded to YouTube on Thursday, shows rockets being fired and destroyed cafes and buses from suicide attacks in Israel.
The song in the video was titled “O Al-Qassam, Fire Your Rockets,” referring to the military arm of Hamas. It speaks about reclaiming the Israeli coastal city of Ashkelon, near the Gaza border, and calls for the destruction of Tel Aviv via suicide bombings.
The release of the music video came a day after Fatah’s military wing released a similar video threatening more rocket attacks on Israel.
Here are the lyrics to the song, according to Palestinian Media Watch:
Fire without asking on Eshkol
To return Ashkelon
Let the thieving [Israeli] army lament and go down to the shelters
Let them go down to the shelters
O Al-Qassam, fire your rockets
Make them explode and write your history
O Al-Qassam, victory is from Allah
In Paradise there is a Garden calling to you
Fajar 5 [rocket], O blaze, hurry, destroy Tel Aviv
O Martyrdom-seeker, O blaze, hurry, blow up Tel Aviv
The free Al-Qassam say: 'Allah willing, we will hit and will not fail'"