Activists on social media have expressed their anger when Israeli band Firqat Alnoor released their latest music video composed by Emirati artist Hussain Al Jasmi, to celebrate the normalization agreement between his country UAE and Israel.
The Israeli orchestra Firqat Alnoor “Band of Light” released the song on YouTube on September 15, entitled Aheibak “I love you”, directed by Ronen Peled Hadad.
‘Aheibak’ is a tribute to the Peace Agreement that was claimed to inspire hope, and also a tribute to the United Arab Emirates.
Emirati Minister of Culture and Youth Noura bint Muhammad Al-Kaabi wrote: “The Israeli Al-Nour Band presents a beautiful music composed by Emirati artist Hussain Al Jasmi on the occasion of the peace treaty,” adding in Hebrew: “I will love you.”
Social media users circulated the Israeli song composed by Al Jasmi, considering that it is a normalizing step in art, and that it is an expansion of the rejected and condemned cooperation with Tel Aviv.
Abdalafo Bassam wrote on Facebook: “A further descent into the swamp of normalization and dirty betrayal. Hussein Al Jasmi participates in composing a new Israeli song that begins with a message of thanks to the Emirates from the Israeli President and was filmed in Tel Aviv on the ruins of our Palestinian villages that were wiped off the face of earth!”
Palestinian activists said that the song was filmed on the lands of the evacuated Palestinian villages in occupied Jaffa, which was swallowed up by the modern Israeli city of Tel Aviv.
@AlaqsaLion tweeted: “A song by the ill-fated Zionist preacher, Hussain Al Jasmi, distributed by Erbil Cohen .. It was filmed on the lands of the Palestinian displaced villages in occupied Jaffa, which was swallowed up by the modern Israeli city Tel Aviv. Betrayal has no bottom!”
Another tweep called Mado wrote: “Hussain Al Jasmi composes and participates in the production of an Israeli song. The artist in our time is no longer limited to love and art, but is now a tool in the hands of traitors. He is bought and sold in exchange for influence, fame and wealth. A Zionist tabtaba (pat)”.