Art and media are two important means of influence.

In Libya, art was the mouthpiece of the regime during the last quarter of the twentieth century, and Gaddafi was keen to encourage poems and songs that glorified the great homeland and Arab nationalism, and Palestine and the guerrilla act had a wide area of ​​​​Libyan artistic production, hence the emergence of the so-called tactical or revolutionary songs.

In this context, the song “Where are the Millions” came. Although it was Libyan in word and melody, it became an icon of heroism and struggle, for Palestine in particular and for the Arab world in general.

That is why Al-Jazeera Documentary devoted a special episode to her in the series “The Story of a Song”, in which she talked about the work team and the factors of its widespread spread throughout the country.

Ali Al-Kilani.. a Libyan poet dripping his pen with the pains of Palestine

The 1970s in Libya had its artists, poets, and composers who carried the torch of inflammatory singing. One of the most famous of them was the poet and artist Ali al-Kilani, who was described as close to the regime.

And when the uprising of stones broke out in Palestine in December 1987, Al-Kilani interacted with it with all spontaneity and ability, and wrote the song “Where are the Millions?”

Where are the millions?

Where are the Arab people?

Arab anger

Where is the Arab blood?

From Libya, the lyrics of the song “Where are the Millions” came from, as the country was and still is supportive of the Palestinian cause

He wrote her words with the utmost firmness, strength and rigor, so that he takes the listener to the heart of the event with the utmost spontaneity, and this is a poetic ability that the artist Ali Al-Kilani excelled at, and he chose eloquent Arabic words that are understood by all the Arab world in general.

Maqam Hijaz Kurd.. A template in which the melodies of Arab identity were emptied

The song “Wayne Al-Malayyan” was composed by Omar Al-Jaafari, who is close to the poet Al-Kilani, on the Hijaz Kurd maqam.

And he attracted to her from the Arab art scene three distinguished artists, who represent the identity of the Arab citizen in both its Asian and African parts, and they are Julia Boutros from Lebanon, Amal Arafa from Syria, and Sawsan Hammami from Tunisia. The song was distributed into five clips;

A solo clip for each singer, and two clips shared by the three singers, and this clip went to Julia Boutros:

God with us is stronger and greater than the children of Zion

Kill, hang, bury, bury my land

My red blood narrator green in lemon taste

The fire of the revolution strengthens and heats up. We are the victors

The reality of the uprising.. A song that reaches the corridors of Arab leaders

What increased the impact of the song on the audience, the inclusion in its video version of live scenes from the reality of the Palestinian uprising, such as scenes of throwing stones and the funeral of the bodies of martyrs, and the heroic stances of Palestinian children and elders in the face of the arrogant Zionist killing machine.

We are the truth, we are the revolution, and they are the owners of the elephant

The generation of truth and the generation of revolution are the birds of Ababil

He must throw stones at them from shale

Did the song “Where are the Millions” that accompanied the uprising of stones in Palestine really received a positive response from millions of Arabs and Muslims?

The song caused a wide resonance throughout the Arab world, and participated in most of the popular festivals that supported the uprising. Some Arab leaders even praised this song specifically, including Saddam Hussein, Yasser Arafat and Muammar Gaddafi.

The one in the middle of the ribs, stronger than the shields

I have a machine gun store in my chest and we say where are my brothers?

The patriotic song.. An elegant alternative to face artistic degradation

The song “Where are the Millions” resonated particularly in the camps of the Palestinian diaspora throughout the vast homeland, and it had a distinguished presence in the camps of Lebanon.

Write, time

The revolution is faith

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Where are the Millions? It had a distinguished presence in the Lebanese camps, and in the Beddawi camp in particular

This song has remained, to this day, a milestone and a strong indication of the strength of the Palestinian uprising, and the heroic resistance of the Palestinians in the face of the Zionist occupation, and it will remain a beacon of steadfastness.

It is hoped that future generations will revive the national song with all ability, and return it to the forefront again.