Israeli rappers call for death of Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Mia Khalifa

An Israeli rap duo have called for the deaths of Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Mia Khalifa in a song which has shot to the top of charts in Israel.

The drill song, which artists Ness and Stilla said they recorded to be a “war anthem”, has split the country due to its support for military action in the Gaza strip following the 7 October Hamas attacks.

It has racked up over 18 million views on YouTube since it was released on 14 November last year.

“Harbu Darbu”, meaning “raining hell on one’s opponent”, in Hebrew slang is originally derived from the Arabic words for “mayhem” and “war strike”.

The song is intended to be a patriotic anthem to boost morale, according to the artists.

With a middle finger up, the rappers call for the Israeli Defence Forces (IDF) to attack singer Dua Lipa, supermodel Bella Hadid and former adult content creator Mia Khalifa.

The song calls for the IDF to “rain a storm” and “strike” a list of individuals including the women who have all previously supported the Palestinian cause or called for a ceasefire.

Nessya Levi (Ness), 21, one half of the duo celebrates Israeli air strikes on Gaza saying: “Get your ass ready because here comes the air force. You can feel the tremors all the way to Tel Aviv”.

Dua Lipa, Bella Hadid and Mia Khalifa are all called to be killed by the IDF in the song

Meanwhile, Dor Soroker (Stilla), 25, refers to the “sons of Amalek” a controversial biblical reference also made by President Benjamin Netanyahu, which the International Court of Justice ruled could be considered “plausible” in genocidal intent.

Soroker has defended the lyrics and says he has received death threats as a result.

“They made us out to be a bunch of Jewish fascists who want to kill Arabs,” he said in an interview with Ynet. “We’re representing the country, and this song raises morale, so we’ll take the threats. It’s worth it.”

Ness and Stilla’s war anthem has shot to the top of charts in Israel

The song’s lyrics also include Iran’s Hassan Nasrallah, Mohammed Deif who is head of Hamas’s al-Qassam brigades, as well as what appears to be a racialised reference to Palestinians and Arabic names in “Abu Baklawa” referring to the middle eastern dessert.

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The full reference translates as follows:

“All the IDF units are coming to do Harbu Darbu on their heads.

“Another ‘X’ on the rifle (’cause every dog will get what’s coming to him)

“Wait till we drop it like rain on you wh***s. All who planned, supported, executed, murdered. You’re in trouble. You hear?

“Nasrallah. Mohammed Deif. Haniyeh. Abu Baklawa. Bella Hadid. Dua Lipa. Mia Khalifa.

“Every dog will get what’s coming to them.

“All the units in the IDF are in mode to thrust war and pain into your head.”

The Independent has reached out to representatives for Ness and Stilla, Mia Khalifa, Bella Hadid and Dua Lipa.

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