Palestinian band fumes at Netanyahu’s ad
The video released by the Likud party for Israel's March election, implies that a vote for the left would benefit ISIS
A Palestinian rap band has threatened to take legal action against Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's right-wing Likud party for releasing a campaign ad in which their song is associated with the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria (ISIS).
“In the last propaganda video released by the Israeli Likud Party which is headed by the criminal Benjamin Netanyahu (Zionist right-wing), the song called 'Ghorbah' by Torabyeh has been used,” the Amman-based group called Torabyeh wrote on its Facebook page.
We reject “all forms of cooperation with the Zionist enemy”, and pledge to “take all necessary legal action against those responsible.”
"The use of the song in the particular context cannot be considered anything but deliberate propaganda of the Zionist right for the purpose of electoral propaganda and attacking the so-called Zionist 'left wing,'" the group said.
The video released by the Likud party for Israel's March election, implies that a vote for the left would benefit ISIS.
In the footage, several militants appear in a pickup truck while flying the ISIS flag before stopping to ask an Israeli driver for directions to Jerusalem.
The motorist later answers: “Just turn left.”
There was no immediate comment from Likud to Torabyeh's threat, according to Agence France Presse.
Here's a video of the Likud campaign ad.
And here's a video of the rap band's original music video to the song.