The voice of resistance: Julia Boutros sings for Gaza

Published July 31st, 2014 - 09:25 GMT

Lebanese singer Julia Boutros has once again raised her voice to the cause of the resistance, this time releasing a song addressing those fighting in Gaza.

The newly released “Al-Haq Silahi” (The Right is my Weapon) is an ode to the Palestinian resistance fighting in Gaza and all those who resisted Israeli occupation.

“My people resisted the wildness of the wind/defied fear and danger/they will leave and we will stay here/the land will remain ours,” Boutros sang.

The song rejects Israeli settlements, supporting the Palestinian claim to the natural landscapes of the occupied territories.

“My home is here/my land is here/The mountains the valleys the rivers are ours,” she sings.

The voice behind several pro-resistance anthems, Boutros rose to stardom in the 1980s with a series of songs including "Ghabet Shams Al-Haq" (The Sun of Rights has Set) and "Wen al-malayeen" (Where are the Millions).

In “Al-Haq Silahi,” Boutros worked with the same team: Nabil Abou Abdo wrote the lyrics, Ziad Butros composed the music and Michel Fadel took care of the musical arrangements.

Pan-Arab news channel Al-Mayadeen TV began broadcasting the song exclusively over the weekend, as the latest Israeli war on Gaza hit its 20th day, with more than a thousand killed in the Gaza Strip.

On Oct. 11, 2006 a few months after Lebanon’s 2006 war with Israel ended, Julia released a song called "Ahibaii" (My loved ones).

The lyrics are based on an open letter delivered by Hezbollah Secretary-General Hassan Nasrallah to the fighters in south Lebanon during the 34-day war.

Earning $3 million, the profits from "Ahibaii" went to help for the families of the Lebanese civilians, soldiers and security forces who were killed in the conflict.


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