Praise for Palestinian mother whose 4 sons are imprisoned for terror-related crimes
Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency - June 30, 2015

 
Ma’an TV reports on the fast-breaking meal for prisoners’ relatives and foreign diplomats:
Ma’an TV host: “For the last 30 years, Latifa Abu Hmeid from the Al-Amari [refugee] camp hasn’t gathered around one table with her sons for Ramadan, because her sons were wanted, and afterward imprisoned, and sentenced to life, and so Al-Khansa of Palestine spends another Ramadan without her children.”
Mother of four prisoners Latifa Abu Hmeid: “I am a mother whose four sons were sentenced to life, and at the moment, each son is in a different prison, only I visit them now, and I can’t always visit them. As far as I’m concerned, Ramadan or not, it’s a regular day. I don’t have a Ramadan table to serve, with my children gathered around it.”
Ma’an TV host: “The suffering of the Abu Hmeid family from the Al-Amari [refugee] camp and the story of five of its sons, four of them serving life sentences, and the fifth who died as a Martyr, this suffering was felt at the fast-breaking meal of consuls and ambassadors to Palestine.”
Director of PLO Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs and PA Parliament Member Issa Karake: “This is a political message, especially in the presence of ambassadors, consuls, and guests, a political message in which we assert that the issue of the imprisoned Palestinians is a central issue for us in every just peace [agreement] in the region.”

Caption: Issa Karake (standing) and Abu Hmeid (sitting, center back)

Notes: Um Yousuf Abu Hmeid (Latifa Abu Hmeid) - The mother of four prisoners serving multiple life sentences. She is also called Khansa of Palestine (referring to a woman in the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs), honored in 2010 and in 2015 by the PA, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN.

Descriptions of Abu Hmeid’s imprisoned sons:
Muhammad Abu Hmeid is serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks.

Nasser Abu Hmeid was a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Ramallah and is serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for killing 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders.

Nasr Abu Hmeid was a member of Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) and is serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing.

Sharif Abu Hmeid was a member of one of his brothers' units that carried out terror attacks against civilians and soldiers. He is serving 4 life sentences for accompanying a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002.