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Iranian Sisters’ Persian Version of “Bella Ciao” Gains Popularity with Backdrop of Protests in Iran [Video]

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Iranian Sisters’ Persian Version of “Bella Ciao” Gains Popularity with Backdrop of Protests in Iran

This clip features two videos posted to Instagram by a Persian woman named Samin Bolouri. In the first video, posted on July 12, 2020, Samin and her sister Behin are seen wearing hijabs and singing a Persian version of an Italian protest song titled “Bella Ciao”. In the second video, posted on September 16, 2022, Samin and Behin are seen without hijabs singing a different Persian version of the song. This second version of the song is linked to the widespread anti-regime protests that have been taking place in Iran since Jina (Mahsa) Amini died after being beaten and arrested by Iran’s morality police for not wearing her hijab properly. In the latter version, the sisters sang: “The cluster of our anger is thirsty for rain. Our rights are not petty… Finally, the chains of oppression will be broken by our hands.”

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Lebanese Politician: Denying Citizenship to Palestinian Refugees in Lebanon Is an Apartheid Policy [Video]

Lebanese politician Omar Harfouch said in a January 23, 2023 show on Al-Jadeed TV (Lebanon) that denying Lebanese citizenship to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon is a “racist and inhuman” apartheid policy. He said that four generations of Palestinians have been born in Lebanon yet remain undocumented even though Lebanon is all they know. He also said that they have no country or identity of their own.

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Fatah Official Muhammad Al-Lahham: Fatah Is Capable Of Retaliating Against Israel's Crimes [Video]

In a January 17, 2023 show on Awda TV (Palestinian Authority), Fatah Revolutionary Council member Muhammad Al-Lahham praised Palestinian terrorists Raad Hazem and Diaa Hamarsheh, as well as the 2001 PFLP assassination of Israel's Minister of Tourism Rehavam Ze'evi. He said that the Palestinians are nearing a stage in which there will be more blood and more confrontation, and he stated that Fatah is capable of retaliating against all of the "occupation's crimes." He also said that young Fatah men and women are ready to set out and sacrifice themselves in order to "impose a curfew" on Tel Aviv and in the settlements.

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In Celebration of Jerusalem Synagogue Massacre Crowds of Palestinians Dance, Sing, Distribute Sweets [Video]

This clip is a compilation of footage of Palestinians throughout Gaza and the West Bank celebrating the January 27, 2023 synagogue massacre in which a terrorist named Khairi Alqam shot and killed seven people and injured at least three others outside a synagogue in Jerusalem’s Neve Yaakov neighborhood. The attack was the deadliest terror attack in Israel since 2011. In the videos, large crowds of Palestinians – including children – can be seen dancing, singing, distributing sweets, setting of fireworks, lighting bonfires, and chanting various slogans such as: “Allah Akbar!”, “Millions of martyrs are marching to Jerusalem!”, “Death to [Israeli National Security Minister Itamar] Ben-Gvir!” Some of the crowds seen in the videos number several hundreds of people. The footage was aired by various sources, including Gaza Now, Al-Araby TV (Qatar), Al-Qastal, and Palestine Post. It should be noted that the following morning, a second shooting was perpetrated by a 13-year-old gunman in the City of David in Jerusalem, seriously injuring two Israelis.