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Terrorist’s sister about dead terrorists: “Allah honored them with this Martyrdom… the homeland’s ground, for which they sacrificed their pure blood, now warms them”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2016
Official PA TV reporter: “The procession began after the prayer for the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) souls in the Al-Hussein Mosque, which took place at the same time as the announcement of mourning and a strike of all the city’s public institutions. It proceeded through the streets and ended at the Al-Shuhada cemetery (i.e., the Martyrs’ cemetery) in the Al-Sheikh neighborhood, where the Martyrs were buried amid calls of the participants who accompanied the Martyrs in a funeral befitting their sacrifice and status.”
Terrorist stabber Abd Al-Rahman Maswadeh’s sister: “Allah honored them with this Martyrdom. We received their bodies and felt relieved, because the homeland’s ground, for which they sacrificed their pure blood, now warms them and is befitting of them . For of course the honoring of the dead is his burial. Praise Allah Master of the Worlds , I bless all of the Martyrs’ families. They received their sons and were relieved by their bodies [being transferred].”
Official PA TV reporter: “After the occupation authorities held [the Martyrs’ bodies] in refrigerators and freezers for a number of days, they were returned in a national wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral, considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise according to Islam) to the warm ground for which they fell, and which they protected.”

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Fatah Facebook celebrates 51 years of terror: “Stand on the Martyr’s grave and ululate”
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Dec. 28, 2015

Image and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Movement

Posted text:  “Call to the weapon philosophers again and again, long live Fatah people, the storm (i.e., Al-Asifa - a reference to Fatah's military wing in the 1960's and 1970's) of fighting
Stand on the Martyr’s (Shahid) grave and ululate, and read in his ears verses of struggle.
Fatah does not forget its people’s blood, and tomorrow the giants of the mountains will revenge my blood.
Long live the anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution
#The_launch _of_Fatah51 (i.e., Intilaqa)”

Text on poster:
“Fatah movement
Long live the anniversary of the beginning of the Fatah rebel’s activities
Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission”

Intilaqa – "The Launch" of Fatah on Jan. 1, 1965, when it carried out its first terror attack against Israel, attempting to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier.
PA daily calls teenage female stabber “a ‎Martyr” and quotes her father saying “I am ‎proud”‎
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 23, 2015
     ‎“The girl Ashraqat Taha Qatanani, 16, a Martyr as ‎she wished, died as a Martyr on Sunday morning ‎‎[Nov. 22, 2015]…‎ Asharaqat’s father spoke with tears choking him ‎about the last conversation that took place ‎between him and Ashraqat, the night before she ‎died as a Martyr: ‘She said to me: “I instruct you ‎to donate my organs if I die as a Martyr. If they ‎argue with you about my body, do not agree to ‎any bargaining, and do not give in to any ‎blackmail in order to receive it.”’ He was about to ‎cry again, and continued: ‘It appears that she ‎prepared herself for any possibility, and indeed ‎the Israeli intelligence service summoned me to ‎the center of Hawara and asked me not to incite, ‎as I am the Imam of a mosque, and to work to ‎calm the spirits. ‘We do not want revenge’ – that ‎is what they asked of me in one word. In short, ‎they are even afraid of our pain and silence. I do ‎not have the shadow of a doubt that I cannot ‎prevent anyone from resisting or dying as a ‎Martyr, as I was not able to prevent my daughter ‎from carrying out her religious and moral ‎obligation to go out against this occupier, which ‎leaves us no air to breathe. I am proud of my ‎daughter Ashraqat.’‎"

Ashraqat Taha Ahmad Qatanani - 18-year-old ‎female Palestinian terrorist who attempted to stab ‎an Israeli girl, running after her with a drawn knife, ‎on Nov. 22, 2015, at a junction near Nablus. ‎Former head of the Shomron regional council ‎Gershon Mesika foiled her attempt by running his ‎car into her when he saw her attempted attack. ‎Israeli soldiers then shot Qatanani. The PA ‎reported that she died of her injuries, but this has ‎not been officially confirmed.‎
Mother expresses deep pain over death of her son, who carried out stabbing attack
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 23, 2015
Official PA TV News reported on the death of terrorist Issam Thawabteh, murderer of Hadas Buchris

Official PA TV News reporter: “Summary execution, this is the old-new custom of the occupation. Here at the junction of the Gush Etzion settlements that were built on the blood of the [Palestinian] residents.”
Terrorist Issam Thawabteh’s mother: “He told me: ‘I’m going to pray mother.’ I answered him: ‘Goodbye.’ He told me: ‘I’m going to pray’ and did not return. I thought that perhaps he went to his brother’s house. After an hour or two, they publicized his name on television. I, how shall I put it, lost my mind. In seconds he was lost to me. I do not know how I lost him. I went crazy. If he had told me, I would have gone with him.”

Issam Thawabteh - 34-year-old Palestinian terrorist who on Nov. 22, 2015, stabbed 21-year-old Israeli Hadas Buchris to death at the Gush Etzion junction. Thawabteh was shot at the scene by an Israeli soldier and died of his wounds.
Fatah Facebook posts mother’s words expressing pride over her son’s death
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, Nov. 20, 2015

Posted text
: “Mother of Martyr (Shahid) #Mahmoud_Aliyan says, with restraint mixed with tears, that Mahmoud sought Shahada (i.e., Martyrdom for Allah) and has achieved it. He told her once: ‘Because I love you so much, mother, I will let you become a Martyr’s mother.’ [She said:] I waited 30 years until he came into the world, after artificial insemination. The separation from him is hard, but Shahada is his choice.”
Text on image: “Fatah’s Shabiba movement announces the death of the heroic Martyr Mahmoud Alyan”

Mahmoud Alyan – a 22-year-old Palestinian who was injured in confrontations with Israeli security forces near Beit-El checkpoint on Nov. 11, 2015. He later died of his wounds.
Fatah official at memorial for killer of 2: “It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs”
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Nov. 14, 2015
Headline: “Ramallah: Rally to eulogize Martyr Muhannad Halabi”
     "Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen declared his pride while standing in the presence of the Martyrs who rebelled for Jerusalem and the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.
Muhaisen saluted the soul of Martyr Muhannad Halabi, who detonated the Jerusalem Intifada, and emphasized that it is a revolution against the criminal occupation, which is supported by the fascist American administration. He said: ‘Maybe we do not have planes or tanks, but we have willpower that can defeat the occupation and achieve victory,’ and added: ‘It is the right of our young men to cause Israeli women to cry like our women are crying, even though our women make sounds of joy after their sons’ and husbands’ deaths as Martyrs.’"
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Terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli police. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."

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Mother eulogizes terrorist son who rammed car into 5 Israelis
Source: Donia Al-Watan (independent Palestinian news agency), Nov. 9, 2015
Headline: “Martyr Shahin – when blood flowed the strawberries had not yet ripened”
     “All words are meaningless in the face of a mother speaking of the last moments of her Martyr (Shahid) son, especially this time, when the Martyr is the ‘King of the Strawberries!’ And especially in light of the fact that he exchanged the path of the Nablus market for the path of Martyrdom. Suleiman Shahin, 22, from El-Bireh, separated from his family and friends on his special path, and left in their hands first and foremost the responsibility for Palestine, ‘his daughter and his homeland!’
The Martyr’s mother did not stop crying during the interview with the Wattan news agency, and talked of the plans of her son Suleiman, the most beloved to her of her 9 children, 5 daughters and 4 sons, as he did not at all make light of her tears and moments of sorrow, and would not leave for work without her consent.
She says: ‘When Muhannad Halabi died as a Martyr (i.e., murderer of 2), he [Suleiman] asked me why the Martyrs’ mothers cry out in joy at their sons’ funerals. I could not find an answer for him, and afterwards he continued: ‘Will you cry out in joy when I die as a Martyr?’
Martyr Shahin’s mother emphasized that Suleiman often put the care for his daughter Palestine, who was not yet seven months old, in her hands, and always told her that he wanted her [Palestine] to be educated, upright, and religious… Like every groom on his wedding day (i.e., here this refers to day of “Martyrdom”), Martyr Suleiman insisted on shaving his hair, making peace with his friends, and asking after his sister. And the news of his death as a Martyr shocked his childhood friends, who heard the news through the media like everyone else."

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PA Minister of Women’s Affairs: Only the Palestinian mother “receives the news of her son’s Martyrdom with cries of joy”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 7, 2015
Headline: “Minister of Women’s Affairs: We want international protection for our people, and want Israel to be forced to implement [UN Security Council] Resolution 1325”
      “Minister of Women’s Affairs Haifa Al-Agha, stated that the ministry is working toward forcing Israel to implement international [UN Security Council] resolution 1325, which guarantees protection of women and children during conflicts…
She noted the Palestinian woman’s uniqueness, which differentiates her from the women of the world, as [only] she receives the news of her son’s Martyrdom with cries of joy.
She added that the Palestinian girls and women have proven their ability to contribute to their homeland, and that they have a significant presence in the field and battle arenas.”
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Fatah official: “As long as there is a resistance plan, I say: The mother of the Martyr will let out cries of joy”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 7, 2015
Official PA TV program Topic of the Day, hosting Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Foreign Branches Jamal Muhaisen
Fatah Central Committee Member Jamal Muhaisen: “The popular insurgency will be a continuation of the popular resistance, which is the strategy chosen by the Palestinian leadership, and we have always hoped and worked to make it spread and include all the [social] strata of our people, and today we hope that it reaches the level of intifada...We must continue with the popular insurgency. We must support, escalate and expand it. I repeat: Although we mourn the death of every one of us, they are Martyrs (Shahids), and every people that has fought against an occupation has made sacrifices. Hence, as long as there is a resistance plan, I say: The mother of the Martyr will let out cries of joy. However, in case of daily, weekly, or monthly actions not directed by a strategy, one feels that we have sacrificed Martyrs in vain.”
Parents express joy and sadness at ‎‎“Martyrdom” of their son‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 6, 2015
Headline: “Martyr Skafi was accompanied ‎to his wedding (i.e., to the Dark-Eyed ‎Virgins of the Islamic Paradise) two days ‎before his engagement”‎
     ‎“Last night’s hours passed by slowly for ‎the mother of Martyr (Shahid) Ibrahim ‎Samir Skafi, 22... the fire in her ‎heart flared up for the loss of her joy and ‎her source of support, Ibrahim.‎.. The women received Ibrahim’s [body] with ‎cries of joy, but the Martyr’s mother, whose ‎legs could not carry her, extended her ‎arms in order to hug her son, as she ‎whispered: ‘The groom has arrived, my ‎darling has arrived…’‎
The Martyr’s uncle responded to the ‎events: ‘Ibrahim watered the soil of ‎Hebron with his blood, and he is a Martyr ‎who sacrificed himself for Jerusalem and ‎the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He was like a brother ‎to us, and everyone who knew him and ‎knew his character and nobility loved him. ‎The pain of parting from him will be hard ‎to forget, and the sorrow over his ‎departure is stronger than any word.’‎ The Martyr’s father, who shed timid tears ‎for the youth of his son who was snatched ‎from him with a pull of a trigger, took a ‎place above [Ibrahim’s] head a short while ‎before the prayer [for his soul], so that he ‎and his sons could recite verses of the ‎Quran.”‎

Ibrahim Samir Skafi – 23-year-old ‎Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car ‎into 3 border policemen at the Halhoul ‎junction near Hebron on Nov. 4, 2015, ‎wounding them. Skafi was shot and killed ‎by soldiers. Border Policeman Benjamin ‎Yakubovich, 19, was mortally wounded in ‎the attack, and died from his wounds on ‎Nov. 8, 2015‎.

Sisters of terrorist stabber: "I'm happy that my brother is a Martyr... I will die as a Martyr" "I am happy, he is a groom"
Source: Website of official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 1, 2015

Mother of terrorist stabber Muhammad Shamasneh: "Allah have mercy on you, O Muhammad. You waved the flag of Islam over the Al-Aqsa Mosque... You waved the flag of Islam throughout the world, in the US, in Israel, and you crushed Israel and the US, Allah willing, O my Allah, we will free the Al-Aqsa Mosque from their hands. Their end is near..."
Sister of terrorist stabber Muhammad Shamasneh: "I'm happy that my brother is a Martyr... You think that we, the Palestinian people, will sit silently? By Allah, we will trample your heads, Israel. You think that my brother’s blood will not be avenged? By Allah, I will not sit silently. I will die as a Martyr. All of my sisters will die as Martyrs... My brother died as a Martyr. The Zionists killed him. My brother is a hero. Israel, beware of thinking that my brother is a coward and a terrorist. My brother is a hero..."
[Crowd chanting:] "Take me to Afula (Israeli city) [for] a Martyrdom-seeking operation."
Sister of terrorist stabber Muhammad Shamasneh: "We will all follow in [my brother's] footsteps, all of us, one by one... He is a hero. I am happy. He died for the Al-Aqsa Mosque. I am happy, happy. He is a groom (i.e., the Islamic belief that Martyrs marry 72 Virgins in Paradise)."
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Muhammad Nazmi Shamasneh – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who choked and stabbed an Israeli soldier in order to take his weapon on Oct. 12, 201
Father of teenage terrorist: “Happy he is that he merited Shahada”
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 31, 2015
Official PA TV News on the military funeral held for terrorist Mahmoud Nazzal
Official PA TV reporter: “Nine a.m. on Saturday morning. A new execution at the Jalame checkpoint in north Jenin. The youth Mahmoud Nazzal, 18, was executed by the gunfire of the [Israeli] soldiers at the checkpoint.”

Taleb Nazzal, father of terrorist Mahmoud Nazzal: “Happy he is that he merited Martyrdom (Shahada).”
Reporter: “A military funeral set out from Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Suleiman Hospital and passed through the streets of Jenin before turning towards the town of Qabatiya, the birthplace of the Martyr.

The Martyr’s mother was incapable of speaking, but the people and comrades received him with sounds of joy despite the great pain that was seen on their faces and in their eyes.”

Mahmoud Nazzal – Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab a security guard at the Jalame checkpoint near Jenin on Oct. 31, 2015. The security guard shot and killed him.
Parents of teen terrorists celebrate their deaths: "If I had married him off, I wouldn’t have been as happy as this"
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 31, 2015
Official PA TV News, on a mass funeral held in Hebron for five terrorists whose bodies were returned by Israel
Father of terrorist Dania Arshid: “Praise Allah who honored us and honored these good notable people in that [the bodies] came to us from the hands of the tyrannical murderers. Praise Allah, he will give us what we deserve. As long as we are all together and we are all one hand – we have not finished, because we have additional children who still must reach it.”
Father of terrorist Bayan Al-Esseili: “Praise Allah, Master of the universe. This is kindness from Allah. ‘And ever has the favor of Allah upon you been great’ [Quran, Surah 4:113, Sahih International translation]. Indeed, Almighty Allah honored us in that he gave us the bodies of our daughters for us to accompany them as brides (i.e., it is believed that female ‘Martyrs’ become one of the 72 Virgins to marry male Martyrs in Paradise) in a funeral that is fitting for them, to their final resting place.”…
Mother of terrorist Tareq Al-Natsheh: “This is pride for us – for Palestine. My son is a Martyr (Shahid), my son is a groom (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) Allah willing. [He died as a Martyr] in order to defend the homeland, Jerusalem, and Gaza, all of the Martyrs and the daughters who died as Martyrs. Allah will have mercy on you and will be satisfied with you. If I had married him off, I wouldn’t have been as happy as this, and I wouldn’t have accompanied him at his wedding like this. This is the greatest wedding for us and for all of Palestine. Praise Allah Master of the Universe. Allah will be satisfied with you.”

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Mother of terrorist gives out candy in honor of dead son, is angry that he didn’t take her with him “to die as a Martyr together”
Source: Facebook page of Lebanese Al-Quds TV, Oct. 22, 2015
Facebook page of Lebanese Al-Quds TV, interview with mother of terrorist Muhammad Shamasneh

Al-Quds TV host: “We are now at the home of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Shamasneh, who went to Heaven on the 12th of this month [Oct. 12, 2015], after the Israeli occupation accused him of taking a weapon and shooting inside a bus in the central bus station in occupied Jerusalem… I am now turning to Martyr Muhammad Shamasneh’s mother. Madam, first of all, Allah will have mercy on Muhammad’s soul. Did you know that Muhammad intended to carry out an operation (i.e., terrorist attack), and did you believe the version of the occupation, according to which Muhammad carried out an operation in Jerusalem?
Martyr Muhammad Shamasneh’s mother: “First of all, praise Allah that Muhammad died as a Martyr for the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], and I hope, Allah willing, that all my children will follow Muhammad’s path. Praise Allah, we [as a family] knew [of his intentions], but I did not know, and I am angry that he did not take me with him. He should have taken me so I could die as a Martyr together with him. We have no regrets, we are proud, praise Allah, and I give you sweets in honor of Muhammad’s death as a Martyr.”

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Mother of terrorist stabber: Son’s death “is an honor for the family… he is a groom for whom Palestine mourns”
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 19, 2015
Headline: “Mother of Martyr Tareq: My son is a groom for whom Palestine mourns”
     “Mother of Martyr (Shahid) Tareq Al-Natsheh said that her son was compassionate and merciful and his presence was felt at home, and he left home after the afternoon prayer.
She added during an exclusive interview with Wattan news agency, that he chose to die as a Martyr for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and has obtained this [Martyrdom] after the occupation soldiers shot him last Saturday [Oct. 17, 2015] as he was walking down the Al-Shuhada Street, after he allegedly tried to carry out a stabbing operation (i.e., attack).
She added that this is an honor for the family and for Palestine, and that he is a groom for whom Palestine mourns.”

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Mother of terrorist stabber: “Praise Allah, Lord of the Universe, this is something that makes you proud. We were not upset. He is a Martyr, a groom. Praise Allah, Lord of the Universe. He decided to become a Martyr two weeks ago. Every day he made great efforts to become a Martyr, to protect the Al-Aqsa Mosque, Jerusalem, Gaza, and everything, Inshallah.”

Tareq Al-Natsheh – 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron on Oct. 17, 2015. He was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
PA daily article criticizes parents celebrating their child`s Martyrdom, but still admires those who "confront the occupation"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 19, 2015
     "There is an argument and debate that comes to the surface regarding what is called 'the rush to death for nothing,' in a way that negatively influences the contempt for life and blood in terms of the Palestinians in the confrontations with the occupation. The Israeli system tried to deny this, using ululations (i.e., sounds of joy) or smiles of Martyrs’ mothers in their daily parting from the convoys of Martyrs. But the truth is not like this, and the victim is murdered twice – once by the occupation, and the second time by the description of the Martyr's family as happy he is leaving, which is contrary to logic. …
Through ‘the Cactus Uprising’ or 'the Rage of Jerusalem,' the Palestinian has clearly demonstrated today that he is not afraid of the occupation when he confronts it with a slingshot or knife, and knows in advance what weapon the occupation prepares for him, and with what helmets it protects itself. However, the fear has left his heart, and he prefers to die in honor rather than live a life of daily humiliation at a checkpoint, while he watches how they defile the holy sites and allow the herds of settlers to trample them and do as they wish, under the protection and auspices of the [Israeli] army.
And the question remains, how is the Palestinian, who is full of humanity, sacrifice, and desire to remain [on his land], perceived so wrongly? Who is responsible for this coarse description, and why do we insist on hiding the Martyrs’ dreams and the pain of Martyrs’ families from our story, and insist on showing blood as cheap, or the desire to die for the land, as if the only possibility is that we will die or the land will be freed?"
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Mother of killed terrorist: “Allah awarded ‎her with Martyrdom-death” and “she ‎achieved the high level in Paradise”‎
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 18, 2015
Article about Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili, a ‎‎16-year-old female Palestinian terrorist ‎who stabbed an Israeli soldier in Hebron, ‎near the Cave of the Patriarchs on Oct. 17, ‎‎2015. The soldier shot and killed Al-‎Esseili.‎
Headline: “In the video - Mother of Martyr ‎Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili to Wattan: ‘My ‎daughter did not carry a knife’”‎
     "Mother of Martyr Bayan Ayman Al-Esseili ‎said that her daughter was a girl with good ‎values, among the best in her school, was ‎brave and of strong character, and had a ‎‎[felt] presence in school and many ‎ambitions. She added during the ‎exclusive interview with Wattan news ‎agency: ‘Bayan wanted to receive the ‎school’s highest awards [of excellence], ‎and praise Allah, she achieved the high ‎level in Paradise. She wanted to learn ‎economics, and Allah awarded her with ‎Martyrdom-death (Shahada), and that is ‎more than she strived for.’‎
She [the mother] added that when she ‎went to the [Israeli] military camp (i.e., to ‎identify the body of her daughter), they ‎showed her a knife and asked her if it was ‎hers, and she answered: ‘No, it is your ‎knife.’ And there were no traces of blood ‎on it, and there was no blood except for ‎the blood of my daughter on the ground. ‎
It should be noted that Bayan, 16, died ‎yesterday [Oct. 17, 2015] as a Martyr from ‎the Israeli occupation forces’ gunfire next ‎to the Ibrahimi Mosque (i.e., Cave of the ‎Patriarchs) in Hebron, under the pretext ‎that she stabbed and Israeli soldier, ‎according to the Israelis’ claim.‎"
Father of killed terrorist stabber says he would have tied up his son if he had known what he was planning
Source: Wattan (independent Palestinian news agency)‎, Oct. 17, 2015
Headline: “The Martyrs are comparable only to the Martyrs”
      “The 5-year-old boy Muhammad Badran felt the loss of his cousin Martyr (Shahid) Is'haq Badran Mresh, who fell in a stabbing operation (i.e., terrorist attack) in Jerusalem on the tenth of the current month [Oct. 10, 2015]… The secrets of Is’haq are the secrets of all the Martyrs of the operations (i.e., terror attacks) which have taken place during this popular insurgency, as no one from his family expected him to carry out a stabbing [attack], and his father described it as a shock and a surprise. Like the father of every Martyr, Bardan’s father who is mourning the loss, hoped it would not happen. ‘Yes, my son is a Martyr, may Allah have mercy on him, but had I known he would do this, I would have tied him up in chains,’’ said the father, Qassem, 44 years old, from Jerusalem, who left the Old City [of Jerusalem] because he couldn’t bear the high cost of living there, and moved to live in the village of Akav, next to Ramallah.”

Is'haq Mresh - 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and wounded 2 Israeli men, 62 and 65 years old, on Oct. 10, 2015, near the Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers.
PA daily article opposes media interviews with parents of Martyrs; expressions of joy are often made from shock
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 15, 2015
Many Palestinian parents of Martyrs are shown on PA media outlets celebrating their children’s Martyrdom. However, this article shows that attitudes towards this type of celebration are mixed within Palestinian society.

Headline: “To be gentle with the families of the Martyrs”
       “‘I instruct you not to exhaust my mother with questions meant to win over the sentiments of the spectators and nothing more.’ This is a quote from the ten commandments of Martyr Baha Alyan, which he publicized a year ago, through the media, in which he demands they behave gently toward his mother while trying to get her to talk about her feelings regarding his Martyrdom (Shahada)… The loss of someone dear who has died, whether naturally, as a Martyr, or in an accident, causes the same result – the eternal absence of someone dear from [the lives of] his relatives. This is most difficult, even though death is an established fact in this life... Let us allow the families of the Martyrs to cry when they need to, and we will hear the stories of those they lost with no interference and at the right time, without visiting them. Let us treat them gently, because what we are asking them to speak about is a person who has left and will never return, and this is a mental wound from which it takes time to heal. Let us be gentle with the Martyrs’ families, and give time to their wound.”

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Jerusalem line 78 bus terror attack - On Oct. 13, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Baha Alyan (22) and Bilal Ghanem (23) boarded Israeli bus no. 78 in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing 2 and wounding 4 Israelis. Alyan was shot and
PA daily columnist describes the joy of a terrorist’s mother at her son’s funeral, advises her to cry
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 12, 2015
Headline: “The lofty smile at separating from Muhannad”
        “I tried, but didn’t succeed in writing even one paragraph about the wedding (i.e., funeral) of Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi (i.e., terrorist who stabbed 2 to death)... The ink froze while I was still looking at the smile of the glorious woman, his mother, as she separated with a kiss to his forehead, as if it was really his wedding day, waving her hand in celebration of separating from him, and ululating [in joy]. Her smile rises above our heads as she shows us with pride, strength and resolve as Muhannad leaves. In the separation celebration I thought secretly in my heart to sneak in among the women in order to whisper in her ear out of mercy: ‘I ask you to cry, let me see your tears flowing freely, shout in pain, wail like all bereaved mothers, hit those who comfort you with a shaking hand.’ But I did not dare… I said to myself, a day will pass and she will begin to cry, but she contradicted me with her ululations and cries of joy while receiving students who have come to bless her...”

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