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Fatah honors suicide bomber who killed one and injured more than 100 on its official Facebook page
Fatah's Facebook page - Jan. 27, 2013
Picture posted on Fatah's Facebook page with the following description:
"The eleventh anniversary of Wafa Idris' death as a Martyr.
She is the Palestinian woman who refuses to accept the occupation and the executioner's authority. She resists and struggles for her freedom and the freedom of her children, her people and her homeland, and she raises the banner of Jihad in order to live with honor.
On January 28, 2002 in the city of Jerusalem, a young Palestinian woman working for the Red Crescent rebelled after seeing Palestinian blood spilt like water, flowing on its [Palestinian] soil. Enraged, she set out on a Martyrdom-seeking operation (i.e., suicide terror attack) and this was the first Palestinian Martyrdom-seeking [operation] carried out by a young woman.
This is Wafa Idris, 23 years old, who left her family, her mother and her brothers, and said to them that day: 'The situation is grave. One might die as a Martyr (Shahid) at any moment.'
Wafa was late in returning, and night fell. Her family began to look for her, and asked some of her girlfriends who said that she had said goodbye to them, and that she had asked them to pray, saying: 'I will do a deed that will make you proud,' but she did not explain what that deed would be. They all remained confused until they found out that Wafa had blown herself up on Jaffa Road (in Jerusalem), killing two Israelis and wounding about one hundred others...
Wafa's mother said that when she heard on the media that it could have been a woman who carried out the Martyrdom-seeking operation in Jerusalem and [Wafa] hadn't come back, she thought that this could be the only explanation for her being missing. She added that she is a hero, and said, 'My daughter is a Martyr (Shahida).’ ...
This is the hero whose name the Zionists will remember well, and so will Palestinians; the hero who sacrificed herself and her body for Palestine and became a symbol of the struggle and of Palestinian loyalty through one of the most honorable Martyrdom-seeking operations in recent years, which surprised the Zionist enemy and [a symbol of] the self-sacrifice of lovely Palestinian girls for the sake of their homeland. Years have passed since that day, and the name of Wafa Idris is still a lesson that terrifies the Jews.
At least 2,000 Palestinians participated in the symbolic funeral of the first female Martyrdom-seeker who blew herself up in Israel. They marched for Wafa Idris behind an empty wooden coffin through the Al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank. The coffin was draped in the Palestinian flag and posters of Wafa Idris were put on the walls of the streets in the refugee camp. Participants called 'Wafa is a hero' while armed men fired in the air to salute Wafa.
Wafa's mother said that she is proud of her daughter, and hopes that more girls will follow in her footsteps. Wafa - the beautiful flower who, through her Martyrdom-seeking operation, turned upside down Israeli security considerations that had focused on observing young Palestinian men only."
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Note: Wafa Idris was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in her attack in central Jerusalem in 2002. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.
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