A song urging Palestinians to run over and murder Israelis for the glory of the al-Aqsa mosque has become a social media hit, the watchdog group Palestinian Media Watch reported, with nearly half a million views on Facebook and YouTube.
The song, by Muhammad Abu al-Kayed and Anas Jaradat, calls for the defense of al-Aqsa and encourages Palestinians to “destroy, annihilate, blow them up.”
“Run over the settler, run over the settler,” the singers chortle repeatedly as cartoons depicting car attacks as a weapon flash across the screen, along with pictures from the scenes of recent terror attacks in Jerusalem and photos of violent Palestinian protests.
“The entire people demands a hero willing to fight with weapons; he began fighting with a car, running them over like rabbits,” one verse says.
“Wait for them at the intersection; let the settler drown in red blood; terrorize them, your heart is strong; careful: show no compassion,” goes another.
The song goes on to praise several men who carried out attacks recently, including Abdelrahman al-Shaludi, who on October 22 killed an infant and a young woman at a Jerusalem light rail station — “He did it for his country with his limited means;” Ibrahim al-Akary, who on November 5 killed two people in a similar light rail attack — “Al-Akary, bless your [soul];” Mu’taz Hijazi, who on October 29 attempted to assassinate right-wing Temple Mount activist Rabbi Yehudah Glick outside the Menachem Begin Heritage Center — “Mu’taz has been promised Paradise.”
All three men were shot and killed following the attacks.
Other photos sport the slogan “The Car Intifada — Da’es,” a play on the Arabic word for “run over,” Da’es, and the Arabic name for the Islamic State group, Daesh, which has taken over large parts of Syria and Iraq.