There are those who tell us that UNRWA Youth Ambassador  Mohammad Assaf’s lyrics are innocuous. Please judge for yourself : If you think that these words are incendiary, contact the legislative bodies of the UNRWA donor nations: http://israelbehindthenews.com/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/2014-ranking-of-countries-making-contributions-to-UNWRA.pdf

August 2014 appointment of Mohammad Assaf as UNRWA youth ambassador

*Transcript: https://youtu.be/6wkN66Z44Yk begins at 3:40​

Mr. Filippo Grandi, former UNRWA Commissioner-General ​”I have received in this room heads of state, prime ministers, many important people.But I have never seen so much expectation here…”
Song of Mohammad Assaf:
“O soils of beloved forgotten land, with precious blood precious, you’re irrigated. We have all the rights, we are all for it/ My land is from the river to the sea . Your son Gaza will not be disgraced. Lift your head up high it is your weapon. The origin of dignity is humanity.
We will protect the land/ It’s either victory or martyrdom, the men of this land said.
Take my blood and give me freedom. My land is from the river to the sea. Take my blood and give me freedom. My land is from the river to the sea…”

November 2015 film promoted by UNRWA Youth Ambassador Assaf:https://youtu.be/LaaslaZk6mw ** Transcript: ​Mohammad Assaf:

“We are the sons of this land our heads are high we are your soldiers full of courage and dignity if our souls are the price of freedom we will gladly pay: oh homeland of the brave. Oh motherland these are your sons   they will stand by you in hard times they rose to fight the occupiers your plains and mountains are witness. Oh motherland these are your sons they will stand by you in hard times they rose to fight the occupiers your plains and mountains are witness. Oh mother be strong the resistance will win and victory will come and Al Aqsa will be free there is no perseverance like yours in Jerusalem and Afoulah In Nablus, Hebron, and Ramallah. The legends of your struggle were  written by your heroes. Oh motherland these are your sons. They will stand by you in hard times they rose to fight the occupiers your plains and mountains are witness In Nazareth, in Bethlehem, in Jerusalem, in Gaza In Galilee and Um Alfahem   They are all united . Some were martyred. Some were injured. Their blood blossomed and our precious blood is still spilling will draw the map of our independence on our soil. Oh motherland these are your sons. They will stand by you in hard times. Oh motherland these are your sons they will stand by you in hard times they rose to fight the occupiers your plains and mountains are witness Oh Jerusalem. I salute your resistance. You broke your bonds with dignity. Your head raised high. Hardships make you stronger. Salute the determined people who are resisting the occupiers. Fight back until; you defeat the aggressor .Oh mother don’t accept the occupier from north till south .  Oh motherland these are your sons.   They will stand by you in hard times they rose to fight the occupiers your plains and mountains are witness..”

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