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Sugar and spice and…machine guns!?!

Posted by Glezele Vayne on June 8, 2010

BS”D

We in the West grew up singing poems like —

What are little boys made of?
Snips and snails, and puppy dog tails.
That’s what little boys are made of.
What are little girls made of?
Sugar and spice and all things nice.
That’s what little girls are made of.

And the poems the children in the so-called PA areas sing?

What am I doing here while my enemy is on my ancestors’ land?
I want to defend, I want to fight,
I want to carry a machine gun and a rifle.

And tomorrow, when the war starts,
I won’t care about you [my enemy], or about the West.
And tomorrow when the war starts,
I won’t care about you [my enemy], or about the West.
And we shall strike Israel, we shall strike Israel,
And return you [to us], land of my ancestors;
And return you [to us], land of my ancestors.
[PA TV (Fatah), May 28, 2010]

From Glezele Vayne

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