Israel opposes Shabaan Abdul Rahim’s song
The Israeli embassy in Cairo Egypt is demanding that the Egyptian Ministry of Interior remove a recently released song by Egyptian folk singer Shabaan Abdul Rahim immediately from the market, threatening legal action against the singer and affiliated parties.
The Israeli embassy sent an official letter to the ministry criticizing the ‘Egyptian Artists Censorship Committee’ for allowing the release, which according to the embassy could have a negative impact on the strong bilateral relations between the two countries.
It has become customary for Shabaan to release songs during times of crisis in the region, and he has created a new song expressing his outrage over the ongoing Israeli attacks that are destroying Lebanon.
The singer completed recording the song in which he calls on the Israeli Prime Minister, who has given the green light for the Israeli army to ‘destroy’ Lebanon, to stop these atrocities immediately.
The song was written by Shabaan’s personal composer Islam Khalil and he will also release a music video that he will personally direct.
The clip will show graphic images of the Israeli attacks on Lebanon and the ensuing destruction.