Jenin: a song for a bereaved Palestinian Camp

This is a very famous Palestinian song about Jenin Camp. Here is a quick translation. (see link below to listen to the song)

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“Who should save the Camp of Jenin?
It cried mournfully of destruction.
Who will be there for Balata Camp calling for Muslims?
-Why are you unmindful. silent and indifferent?
– My houses have been shelled by the warplanes of thieves and usurpers.
– My kids have been slain by the shells of the murderers.
– My fields have been burnt down by the hate of the damned Butcher.
– And all the loved ones have been torn apart, crying.

A mother is searching for her kid imprisoned under the rubble.
She runs in agony and calls between the ruins of Jenin:
My son, my darling, my beloved, are you dead or buried?
God, make this plight easy on me–You alone lift all the pain.

Jerusalem is weeping and Alaqsa Mosque is a prisoner.
And Church of the Nativity that has never been humiliated before
now is sieged with cannons, and guns and ambushes.
O, my people, Rise. Dust off the humiliation of the years.

“Who should save the Camp of Jenin?
It cried mournfully of destruction.
Who will be there for Balata Camp calling for Muslims?
-Why are you unmindful. silent and indifferent?”

Click below to listen

Jenin

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