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Aug 28, 2014
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Hamas Children's Show Tribute to Actor behind Giant Bee Character "Martyred" in Gaza War

#4467 | 03:26
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

 

Child-host: We are now broadcasting this show from the studios of Al-Aqsa TV, which were destroyed by the enemy. They destroyed every stone and every tree, but they will never destroy our resolute will. We will continue to broadcast this show from here, until we move the studio to the courtyard of the Al-Aqsa Mosque. We appear before you today, after having lost our dearest beloved, who was loved by young and old alike – the famous puppet, who angered the enemy for many many years. He is the heroic martyr Muhammad Al-'Ar'ir, who would put a smile on the faces of children though the character of the puppet Nahoul.

 

We promise you, Muhammad, that the show will go on, despite the shelling and killing of over 500 children. The show will go on whether they all like it or not.

 

 

Child-host: What is your name?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: My name is Doha Sharaf, and I'm in the first grade. I'm six years old.

 

 

Child-host: Doha, today were are going to talk about the war, and what it was like for us during the war. Were you scared during the war, Doha?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: No.

 

 

Child-host: Will you recite a poem for me?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: Okay.

 

 

Child-host: Please recite the poem "Take Off Your Shoes" for us.

 

 

Doha Sharaf: Take off your shoes for you are in Gaza. Take off your shoes for you are in Gaza. It has thousands of graves of martyrs, and in its land the basil grows. Take off your shoes for here the children have ranks of generals, and its people are sultans sitting on thrones of honor. Take off your shoes for here the children have ranks of generals, and its people are sultans sitting on thrones of honor. Take off your shoes, for here the women perfume themselves with the fragrance of martyrs, and paint themselves with the blood of smiling martyrs.

 

 

[...]

 

 

Child-host: What would you like to say to the whole world?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: What?

 

 

Child-host: As a Palestinian girl, what would you like to say to the world?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: I would tell them that…

 

 

Child-host: Say: "I want to live…"

 

 

Doha Sharaf: I am a girl from Gaza, and I want to live in freedom and security, like the children in the rest of the world.

 

 

Child-host: Good. I hope that everybody is listening to you. And what do you want to say to the Jews?

 

 

Doha Sharaf: May Allah take them and gouge out their eyes, Allah willing.

 

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