Massive Attack.' The last thing Palestine needs is a pop song'
Photo: Warren du Preez & Nick Thornton Jones
English rock band Coldplay created an uproar on the Web after posting on its Facebook page a new song called "Freedom for Palestine", which was created by different artists.
The band received tens of thousands of responses, positive and negative, for its decision to promote the project. But the uproar grew when Coldplay removed the link from its page several days later, without providing any explanations.
Now British DJ and trip hop duo Massive Attack has decided to express its support for the controversial song and post it on its own Facebook page.
The group, which has performed in Israel several times, explained that "the last thing Palestine needs is a pop song! But this project engages with a lot of the important issues, while our elected leaders in the UK, EU and USA have chosen to do nothing or very little to end the disastrous political, economic and social isolation of the Palestinians – which, in a year of revolutionary change in the Arab world, is truly disappointing and dangerous.
The "Freedom for Palestine" clip, which features musicians Maxi Jazz from Faithless, Jamie Catto from 1 Giant Leap and other members of British rock bands, shows images of the security fence, Palestinian residents and the different artists performing the song.
The website that features the music video lists the organizations involved in the project, including Palestine Solidarity Campaign, Jews for Justice for Palestinians, A Just Peace for Palestine, Friends of Al Aqsa, Stop the War Coalition and War on Want.
According to the website, all proceeds from the single will go to the UK Charity War on Want for projects in the Palestinian Authority.
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