Jerusalem (CNSNews.com) - The Hamas Al-Aksa television station in the Gaza Strip this week aired a music video -- in Hebrew -- that mentions chunks of Jewish flesh in black body bags.
A translation and video clip was provided by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).
While it is not unusual for Hamas television to praise suicide bombers or to encourage children to become "martyrs", it is unusual for the radical Islamic group to produce a piece in Hebrew instead of Arabic, a MEMRI translator said. The video apparently was made for propaganda reasons.
The song, sung in Arabic-accented Hebrew, describes Hamas as the "apple of my eye" and boasts of destroying the advanced Israeli Merkava tank. The video shows armed Hamas militants dressed in military fatigues and wearing black masks carrying out training maneuvers. It also shows the launch of a Kassam rocket, presumably toward Israel.
"A bombing every minute. The soldiers are afraid," the song repeats several times. "In black [body] bags chunks of flesh of Jews," it says over scenes of carnage, including a bombed Israeli bus.
The militant Islamic group Hamas, which is sworn to Israel's destruction, is responsible for many suicide bombings in which hundreds of Israelis and some Americans have been killed and wounded.
The video also shows former Hamas leaders who were killed in Israeli targeted attacks.
In early May, Al-Aksa television created an international uproar when it used a Mickey Mouse look-alike named Farfur on a children's program.
Farfur taught Palestinian children to hate America and Israel and promoted the idea that Islam should rule the world. He was later beaten to death by an actor playing an Israeli interrogator.
Farfur was replaced by Nahool, a giant bumblebee who called for jihad and martyrdom (death while carrying out a terror attack).
In related news, Israeli troops arrested three Hamas terrorists overnight. They reportedly confessed to plotting terror attacks inside Israel during the upcoming Jewish holidays.
Acting on intelligence information about a planned attack, Israeli forces carried out a three-day military operation to find and stop the terror cell in the Ein Beit Ilme refugee camp in the West Bank city of Nablus, the army said. One Israeli soldier and two Palestinian militants were killed during the operation.
One of the terrorists reportedly confessed to planning to carry out a suicide bombing. Israeli troops found a secret weapons caches in different civilian homes in Nablus, including hand grenades, guns and explosive materials, the army said.
Israel targeted a mortar-launching squad in the southern Gaza Strip on Friday but there were no immediate reports of casualties. Terrorists launched more than 30 mortars from the Gaza Strip that landed in Israel on Thursday.
In light of the "significant terror threat," the army closed the West Bank on Friday ahead of the Yom Kippur, which begins at sundown.
Only humanitarian cases will be allowed to cross into Israel, the army said.
Israel will completely shut down on Yom Kippur, when many Jews will spend the day fasting and praying in synagogues. All shops, restaurants and public places in Israel will close by midday on Friday and public transportation and radio and television broadcasts will cease during the afternoon until after sundown on Saturday.
See Earlier Stories:
Palestinian Kindergarten Graduates Vow to Die for Allah (June 1, 2007)
Hamas Uses Mickey Mouse to Push Islamic Supremacy (May 7, 2007)
Bumble Bee Replaces Mickey Mouse Lookalike on Hamas TV (July 16, 2007)
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