Al-Aqsa Has Called: A Song From the Second Intifada

This video clip posted by Palestinian Media Watch presents part of the song “Al-Aqsa Has Called” by Egyptian singer Muhammad Fouad. Released in 2000, during the Second Intifada, the lyrics (translated onscreen and below) encourage dying as a martyr for the sake of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, the third holiest site in Islam. This clip, interlaced with pictures of female suicide bombers from the Second Intifada, was aired on the official Palestinian Authority television channel in 2017 and 2018.

Al-Aqsa Has Called

Al-Aqsa has called, and its call is precious
For its sake, life is insignificant, even if it’s precious…
God, grant us Martyrdom there
God, promise us, we beg of you…
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil
A million grooms and brides at the celebration
Have written the marriage contract in blood on the veil
Filled with desire, they are going to the Paradise of immortals
To a wedding procession with angels that fill Palestine with light.

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