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December 8, 2017
Clip No.
6311

Antisemitic Chants, Calls for New Intifada at a Times Square Demonstration Protesting Trump's Jerusalem Declaration

In a demonstration held on December 8 in Times Square, New York, to protest Trump's declaration recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital, Imam Mohammad Qatanani of the Islamic Center of Passaic Country in Patterson, NJ, called to start a new Intifada. Qatanani, who was arrested in Israel as a Hamas activist in the 1990s, sparked chants of "With our souls and our blood, we will redeem you, oh Aqsa!" Nerdeen Kiswani of the NYC Students for Justice in Palestine said that every inch of Palestine – including Tel Aviv and Jaffa – is Palestinian land. Demonstrators chanted: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews, the army of Muhammad will return."

Mohammad Qatanani: "Our message to the Palestinian Authority: you have to stop all kinds of peace processes. No peace process and negotiations with the occupation in Palestine. Oslo has to be stopped and to be finished. We have to start a new Intifada. Intifada! Intifada!"

Crowd: "Intifada! Intifada!"

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Mohammad Qatanani: "With our souls..."

Crowd: "...and our blood we will redeem you, oh al-Aqsa. With our souls and our blood we will redeem you, oh al-Aqsa!"

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Woman: "The Palestinian vanguard, with their incredible courage. The Palestinians fight with whatever they can. They fight with rocks, they fight with rockets from Gaza, they fight with guns, their children fight. Every single Palestinian is in it to win it!"

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Nerdeen Kiswani: "We should be just as angry that they [The U.S.] have an embassy in Tel Aviv or Jaffa as we are [about] Jerusalem – because every inch of Palestine is Palestinian land.

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"We are in the final stages of Israel crumbling. Do you know why? Because they are exposing themselves. No one can look at Israel anymore and say: 'Yes, they want peace.' Because if they want peace they wouldn’t have done this. Israel is exposing itself every day, with every Palestinian martyr that they kill. With every inch of Palestinian land that they steal, they are exposing themselves, and their time is limited. Their time is up! It is up to all of us here, including everyone in the crowd, to keep this momentum going, if we want to see Israel fall within our lifetime."

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Man 1: "Yo, put the camera on me man, put the camera on me. Fuck Donald Trump!"

Man 2: "Fuck Donald Trump!"

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Leader: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews..."

Crowd: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews..."

Leader: "...the army of Muhammad will return!"

Crowd: "...the army of Muhammad will return!"

Leader: "...the army of Muhammad will return!"

Crowd: "...the army of Muhammad will return!"

Leader: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews..."

Crowd: "Khaybar, Khaybar, oh Jews..."

Leader: "...the army of Muhammad..."

Crowd: "...the army of Muhammad..."