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Palestinian youth wanted to die as a “Martyr” to have a “big wedding” to the 72 Virgins of Paradise at his funeral
Headline: “Laith Abu Na’im – my wish is a ‘large wedding’” “He was known for his strong envy of the large Martyrs’ (Shahids’) funerals, and used to say: ‘I want a wedding similar to these funerals.’ Two days ago (Tuesday, Jan. 30, 2018) in the afternoon what Martyr Laith Haitham Abu Na’im (16) from...”
Feb 1, 2018
Palestinian student on US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “We will not relinquish Jerusalem except through Martyrdom”
Official PA radio station The Voice of Palestine program Our University, on the opinions of Abu Dis University students regarding US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, interview with a student from Jerusalem named Iyad Amr Jerusalem student Iyad Amr: “We will not...”
Dec 23, 2017
Father of slain Palestinian rioter emphasizes his son had “hoped for Martyrdom-death… I am proud that my son died as a Martyr”
Headline: "Father of Martyr Muhammad Abu Ghannam to Al-Quds: My son joined the processions of Martyrs who have sacrificed themselves for the Al-Aqsa Mosque" "Father of Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Hassan Abu Ghannam (i.e., killed while participating in violent riots against the Israeli army) yesterday..."
Jul 23, 2017
Girl glorifies Martyrdom-death in poem, but PA TV host speaks against it
Girl 1: "You have enchanted my soul, O Martyr You have taught it the meaning of eternity You have filled it [my soul] with a desire to depart You have taught it the meaning of resolve You have captivated me, O Martyr The soul of a noble man has two goals To reach death and to achieve his..."
Feb 25, 2017
Girl’s poem idealizes Martyrdom, but PA TV host says “We need to live for Palestine”
Girl: "[Jerusalem] will yet return as long as on its land a Martyr dies each day O mother, do not cry, as your son was not born to live He was born to die as a Martyr, and thus defeat the occupiers Oh! Palestine Oh! My beloved You cry over your children, your women, your Martyrs But no! We will not..."
Feb 25, 2017
Girl chants at Fatah rally: “Death is insignificant… I love Palestine, blood is spilled for it”
Fatah rally in Asira Al-Shamaliya, north of Nablus Young girl at rally: "I belong to Fatah, so I have no fear I love Jerusalem, the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], Gaza, Haifa, and the Negev I walk in the path of heroes who wrote the book of Fatah I love the dear homeland - death is insignificant, O Arabs I love..."
Jan 8, 2017
Young boy on PA TV children’s program recites poem encouraging “slaughter” of Israelis, glorifying death: “As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut… Arafat, for you we shall die”
Official PA TV program The Best Home, a boy singing a song by singer Adnan Balawnah for Yasser Arafat Boy: "Today, O our West Bank, our Gaza, raise your voice O our land, the time has still not passed As we expelled them from Gaza and Sderot As we slaughtered them in your streets, Beirut For you,..."
Jan 6, 2017
Mother of terrorist who killed 19 -year-old policewoman: “Praise Allah, he wanted to die as a Martyr and has obtained Martyrdom”
Headline: “Martyr Ahmad Abu Al-Rub…” This is the third in a series of articles published on Feb. 13, and Feb. 15, 2016 “After the Friday prayer, Ahmad walked to the cemetery to look for the grave of his Martyr (Shahid) friend Ahmad [Awwad Abu Al-Rub], sat by the grave, recited the [Quranic Sura of]...”
Feb 20, 2016
Mother of terrorist who stabbed young woman to death: “He very much longed for Martyrdom and has achieved it, praise Allah … Every time he watched something [about a Martyr] on TV… he used to say: ‘I wish I was in his place’”
Official PA TV News broadcast – a report about the funeral of Ibrahim Allan, one of the terrorists who carried out a terror attack in Bet Horon and killed a 23-year-old Israeli woman. Official PA TV News reporter: “These are the cries of joy of the women at his [Ibrahim Allan’s] wedding (i.e.,...”
Jan 30, 2016
Palestinian news agency publishes letter terrorist stabber left for his parents: "Allah willing I will be a Martyr"
Headline: “The last will of Martyr Muayyad Jabarin to his family” “A last will has been found at the home of Martyr Muayyad Jabarin, who died as a Martyr this morning [Jan. 14, 2016], which was intended for his parents and seemed to be written in his own handwriting, in which he asks his father and...”
Jan 14, 2016
Terrorist stabber’s father interviewed on PA TV reports on son’s death wish, praises Allah for his son’s Martyrdom
Official PA TV news broadcast report on funeral of “Martyr” Ahmad Kawazbeh Terrorist stabber Ahmad Kawazbeh’s father: “Ahmad was an excellent high school student. Two days before he died as a Martyr (Shahid), he said something to us that we did not understand. We said to him ‘You need to study so...”
Jan 6, 2016
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"
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..."
Nov 1, 2015
Kids on Hamas TV: "We want to die as Martyrs"
Hamas TV reporter: For most of these children, resistance has become a dream... When you speak to them, you’re surprised by the strength and eloquence of their words. Boy: We love the resistance. We want to die as Martyrs. Long live the Martyrs... Boy: The Israeli occupation understands only...
May 8, 2014
Palestinian girl in Syria dreams of becoming a Martyr in “Palestine”
PA TV News’ report about Palestinian refugees in Syria and the Nakba (“the catastrophe,” the Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel). PA TV News chose to inlcude the following statement in the report: Palestinian girl living in Syria: “If only, Allah, if only You had left me...”
May 15, 2013
Hamas TV hosts applaud girl's wish for Martyrdom death
Host to girl on phone: "How was it for you during the [Gaza] war ? Were you afraid that you would die, that you would leave this world?" Girl: "No. I wasn't afraid. I wished for Shahada (Martyrdom) --Shahada for Allah." Host: "How wonderful. Even this little girl - how old are you?" Girl:...
Jan 22, 2010
Boy vows to join father in Martyrs` Paradise
Palestinian boy: "By Allah, oh my father, I love you more than my own soul, but that is trivial because of my religion, my cause and my Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. Father, my eyes will shed no tears, but my finger will pull the trigger - this trigger that I still remember. I will never forget, beloved..."
Feb 1, 2009
Child: Martyr is hero, death for Allah is bliss
Child host: [the clue to] the riddle: The national hero, A small child: A knight riding the "Martyrdom" horse; Martyrdom is bliss. Paradise is yours, the hero of Palestine, who carried a stone to confront a tank. "On the day of his death Faris Ouda left his home with a slingshot, after having made..."
Aug 16, 2008
Youth told to continue "in the way of the Shahids (Martyrs)"
“The youth committee of the high school in the Yatta region finished the summer camp activities … in his speech, Jihad Abu Zahra, coordinator of the youth committee … emphasized the desire of the youth to continue the way of the Shahids (Martyrs) until the fulfillment of our people's goals of...”
Aug 12, 2008
PA TV glorifies 17 year-old suicide terrorist as hero
PA TV interview with father of suicide terrorist Ayyat al-Akhras. At the age of 17, she became the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber. She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing in Jerusalem, March 2002: Host: “Father of [suicide terrorist] Martyr Ayat al-Akhras - you and...”
Dec 23, 2007
Girl Shahida smiled as she died for Palestine
"Su'ad sat next to the driver, to direct him, and she led him to the land-mines. Then the [car] blew-up and all of the soldiers were killed. As for Su'ad, well she became a Shahida (Martyr for Allah) on the grass, while smiling, because she died as a Shahida for Palestine."...
Mar 15, 2006
Girl vows to be buried as Martyr, calls Jews "pigs" and "apes"
Girl on phone to TV show: “Girl: My name is Alaa, I am from Rafah, ten years old. Host: Yes, please, Alaa. Girl: Let the pigs and the monkeys know, and their leaders Sharon and Bush, that we shall stay on this land, our birth place and origin. And we shall be buried there, Shahids (Martyrs) for...”
Sep 29, 2003
Child Aspiring to Death for Allah
Children’s page in PA daily: "Poem by Omar Ali Amda (6th grade): I have responded to my country’s call, my honor shall not fall. My Shahada (dying for Allah) is in my hands. I shall redeem my country with my soul... I am not troubled by the breaking of my bones..."
Nov 13, 2002
PA children play the Shahid (Martyr) game and argue who gets to die as Martyr
Palestinian children: "In spirit and blood, we'll redeem you, oh Martyr! Allah Akbar!" PA TV narrator: "That's the Shahid (Martyr) Game." Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, December 26, 2001: "A seven year old girl says to her friends: 'Let's play the Shahid (Martyr) Game!' The children...argue..."
Jul 1, 2002
Palestinian children: Martyrdom for Allah is preferable to life, suicide terror is natural
Host: "You described Shahada (Martydrdom) as something beautiful. Do you think it is beautiful?" Walla, age 11: "Shahada (Martyrdom) is a very, very beautiful thing. Everyone yearns for Shahada. What could be sweeter than going to paradise?" Host: "What is better, peace and full rights for the..."
Jun 9, 2002