Israel outraged by Shabaan Abdul Rahim
The Israeli embassy in Cairo Egypt has submitted a complaint to the Egyptian Ministry of Interior opposing the new song by Egyptian folk singer Shabaan Abdul Rahim titled “Asaker” (Soldiers), that strongly reprimands Israel for waging a ruthless war against the Lebanese people.
The song is being aired on numerous Arab satellite channels. The embassy demands the ministry remove the song from the airwaves immediately, threatening legal action against the singer and affiliated parties.
Shabaan said that he will file a counter-complaint against the embassy for interfering in his business.
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 release a music video that he will personally direct.