Official PA TV program Our Ethics
on the subject of Palestinian women, the program hosts the Mufti of the PA Security Forces Muhammad Salah and female psychologist Jultan Hijazi.
Hijazi describes the development of the role of Palestinian women -Ed.
Female psychologist Jultan Hijazi:
"After 1967, the role of women evolved from an institutional stage to a stage of struggle and self-sacrifice. We saw many examples of this, such as Laila Khaled (i.e., participated in 2 plane hijackings), Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., led murder of 37), and Fatima Barnawi (i.e., placed bomb in cinema) who was the first female Palestinian prisoner."
Mufti of the PA Security Forces Muhammad Salah:
"In '67, and afterwards in '69."
"These women, through their operations, recorded wonderful acts of heroism that the generations still see as an example. Afterwards we saw the role of the Palestinian women in the first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, 1987-1993) and the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) and the other events…
The women also had a role in the Al-Aqsa Intifada in 2015 (i.e., terror wave, 2015-2016), and we saw how women attacked the Israeli soldiers at checkpoints in stabbing operations, and were partners [in the struggle] alongside the men. In the latest events at the Al-Aqsa Mosque (i.e., refers to unrest after Israel installed metal detectors and cameras at the Mosque following an attack there) the women of Jerusalem recorded [in the annals of history]-"
Official PA TV host:
(i.e., those carrying out Ribat
, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic)."
"They recorded [in the annals of history] the most wonderful exemplary acts in the field of resolve and challenge… I want to mention the mother of Martyr Muhammad Farahat (i.e., murdered 5), a Martyr from Gaza. In 2002, I think, she led him to the gate of the Israeli settlement where he carried out a military operation and killed several soldiers (sic., murdered 5 students), according to what I remember. This mother is the best example of what you are talking about. She led him to the gate of the settlement. As a mother, I am incapable of doing what she did, but she constitutes an example for the struggle and she succeeded in strengthening the national values and the value of sacrifice and participation in the revolutionary activity against the Israeli occupier. Women carry out a large role in the children's psychological preparation."
PA TV host:
"Women can raise the morale [of their sons], and they can break their spirits. They can tell them: ‘Do not go out at night, do not go down to the street.’"
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Laila Khaled - PFLP terrorist who participated in the hijacking of TWA flight 840 from Rome to Athens on Aug. 29, 1969 and the hijacking of El Al flight 219 from Amsterdam to New York on Sept. 6, 1970. The second hijacking was averted by the pilot and security personnel on board. They shot Khaled’s accomplice, Patrick Argüello, who had murdered one of the flight attendants. Khaled was overpowered and the plane landed in London, where Khaled was handed over and held by British police until she was exchanged on Oct. 1, 1970 for hostages held by the PFLP.
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
Fatima Barnawi Palestinian female terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to blow it up. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years. In 2015, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas honored Barnawi with the Military Star of Honor.
Palestinian terror wave (2015-2016) – Palestinian violence and terror attacks against Israelis, including stabbings, shootings, throwing Molotov cocktails, and car rammings. It started in September 2015 and as of July 2016, 40 people were murdered (36 Israelis, 1 Palestinian, 2 Americans, and 1 foreign worker from Eritrea) and over 500 wounded.
The mention of "the latest events at the Al-Aqsa Mosque" refers to riots in response to Israeli security measures at the Temple Mount, including metal detectors at the entrances, following an attack there on July 14, 2017, in which 2 Israeli border police officers were murdered by 3 Israeli Arab terrorists. On July 24, 2017, Israel decided to remove the metal detectors and security cameras it had placed at the site. The PA continued to demand that all measures including inspections at the entrances be removed, and Palestinians continued to riot. On July 27, 2017, PA religious leaders declared that all Israeli measures had been removed.
Muhammad Farahat –19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 5 yeshiva (religious studies academy) students and wounded 23 at the Atzmona Yeshiva, in Gush Katif in the Gaza Strip, on March 7, 2002. Farahat was killed by Israeli soldiers during the attack.