Not one to miss out on birthdays, Hamas on Tuesday issued its own unique greeting card for Israel’s 66th anniversary, though the celebrations the terrorist group appeared to have in mind were somewhat different than those Israelis may prefer.
The group created a cover for the Israeli national anthem, “Hatikva” (“The Hope”). Titled “Sof Hatikvah” (“The End Of Hope”) and sung entirely in rhyming — if somewhat broken — Hebrew, the video promises Israelis that they will soon be driven out of the land of Israel.
“The army of the Zionists was built of wax and now it is melted and has no hope,” the singer croons as a computer generated militant character smashes Israel’s state symbols into rubble.
The song says that smart Israelis will be allowed to leave the country and return “to their homelands” while those who are stubborn and remain will have their fates “sealed beneath the dirt.”
The YouTube clip intersperses various historical photos of the conflict with computer-generated Hamas gunmen who are seen driving the Jews out of Jerusalem and onto ships and celebrating on top of the al-Aqsa mosque, as the bodies of IDF soldiers riddle the streets.
“The Holy city will return to its former name,” the singer warbles as the distorted anthem draws to a close. “My capital Beyt al-Maqdis, not Jerusalem.”
The full translation of Hamas’s “Hatikva” cover is provided below:
“The army of the Zionists was built of wax
And now it is melted and has no hope
The vile Jews who were here before —
Let someone tell me what is left of them
Two groups — the first will be returned
To its homelands if it chooses so
While the idiot if he remains stubborn
His fate is sealed beneath the dirt
The Holy city will return to its former name
My capital Beyt al-Maqdis, not Jerusalem.”