Fez - Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf released his latest song “Raise Your Head High” on Thursday in solidarity with his home country of Palestine while it is under attack.
Fez – Gazan singer Mohammed Assaf released his latest song “Raise Your Head High” on Thursday in solidarity with his home country of Palestine while it is under attack.
The song had almost half a million views on YouTube only two days after its release.
Amid the ongoing Israeli attack on Gaza, Palestinian singer and 2013 Arab Idol winner Mohammed Assaf released a new song in support of Palestinians.
Entitled ‘Raise Your Head High’, Assaf’s song urges Palestinians to stay steadfast in the face of the blatant Israeli aggression.
“Lift your head high, it is your weapon,” the song says.
The song, which was released 17 July, has already scored almost half a million views on YouTube.
The song goes on to add, “Your son Gaza will not be disgraced, Gaza is calling but who is to hear … Take my blood and give me freedom, My land is from river to sea …,” in reference to historic Palestine that spread from the Jordan River to the Mediterranean Sea until 1948.
Born in the Gaza strip, Assaf is known to stand for Palestine in his songs. Since he won the television talent show Arab Idol, Assaf has become a national hero in Palestine, where he was named an ambassador of culture and arts.
His latest solo song, performed in the 2013 Arab Idol finale, has a political edge, asking for the Palestinian traditional scarf to be raised and calling for reconciliation.