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Nov 13, 2022
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In Song Aired On Hamas TV, Released Terrorists Encourage West Bank Palestinians To 'Open Fire' On Israeli Civilians, Soldiers

#9976 | 02:29
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

On November 13, 2022, Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) aired a song titled "Open Fire!" which encourages Palestinians in the West Bank to "open fire" on Israeli civilians and security forces. The song is performed by Hamas terrorists Hamouda Sallah and Musab Al-Hashlamoun, who were both released in the 2011 Gilad Shalit prisoner exchange deal. Sallah and Al-Hashlamoun are seen wearing full military gear and are accompanied by masked men wearing uniforms and carrying weapons. The song encourages Palestinians to "be steadfast, plan, ambush, aim, count down, and get close" and to "observe, surprise [the enemy], preempt, and finish them off" in their attacks, and the music video incorporates archival footage shooting attacks against Israeli forces in the West Bank, including the October shootout in which terrorist Uday Tamimi was killed. It also features a simulated shooting attack against an Israeli civilian car.

Before being released, Hamouda Sallah had been serving a 20-year sentence for several attempted terrorist attacks against Israeli civilians. Al-Hashlamoun, who is originally from Hebron, has also been involved in several terrorist attacks. He had been originally released in a 2004 prisoner exchange deal, and was imprisoned again for involvement in an attack in Beer Sheva, Israel that resulted in the deaths of 16 civilians, including one child (for more about Al-Hashlamoun, see MEMRI TV Clip No. 9933).

Singers: "You represent honor among us, your name is in the heart of the neighborhood, the refugee camp, and the city, when you repel the attack.

"Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire!

"Your fingers are accustomed to the trigger. Rise up against [the Palestinian Authority's] inaction, open fire!

"Don't forget the land. Don't forget those who have sacrificed all that is dear for it. Be the revolution yourself! In war, be [as hard] as flint, your bullets will crush them. With every bullet, pay them back tenfold.

"Be steadfast, plan, ambush, aim, count down, get close! Observe, surprise [the enemy], initiate, preempt [the enemy], finish them off, send them bullets of flame!

"Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire!

"My people are thirsty for the sound of your [bullets], they will never have enough of it. Your bullets are piercing in the battle, they will remain the masters of the country. Let the enemy have fire above him, fire below him.

"Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire! Open fire!"

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