Soundtrack to the war

Uriel Heilman

There’s no shortage of footage from the Israel-Hamas war: Scenes of Palestinians running bearing the wounded or dead in their arms, Israel Defense Forces videos showing Palestinians using ambulances or schools for military uses, rockets falling, funeral processions, talking heads.

Here are three videos that offer a soundtrack that show another side of this war.

The song Israeli nursery school kids sing about how to behave during a rocket attack: 

Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border get psyched up with music and dancing at a staging ground for operations inside the Gaza Strip:

In an intimate moment, a father and son playing guitars sing David Broza’s “Yihiye Tov” before the son goes off to war:

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Uriel Heilman is JTA’s senior writer and former managing editor. Follow him on Twitter at @urielheilman