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Egyptians chant Palestinian song after spotting Israel tourists

“My blood is Palestinian, my land calls me,” the Egyptians chanted repeating the words of the song 'Dammi Falastini' which was recorded by Palestinian from Gaza Mohammed Assaf

A group of Egyptians yesterday began dancing and singing the famous Palestinian song 'My Blood is Palestinian' in the coastal city of Dahab after finding out that Israeli tourists were in their presence.

"My blood is Palestinian, my land calls me," the Egyptians chanted repeating the words of the song 'Dammi Falastini' which was recorded by Palestinian from Gaza Mohammed Assaf.

Egyptian writer and politician, Amr Abd El-Hadi, said the video was having a "great significance deeper than a song." The masses, he added, were not in support of the Arab leaders who were normalising ties with the occupation state of Israel. "The Arabs' pulse is heading against their rulers' will, and soon Israel will lose more than what it gained," he wrote on Twitter.

According to news reports, the presence of Israeli tourists in the Red Sea resort of Dahab provoked the young Egyptians. The Israeli tourists left the venue as a result of the chants, social media posts claim.

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