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Mother expresses deep pain over death of her son, who carried out stabbing attack
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]...”
Nov 23, 2015
Fatah Facebook posts mother’s words expressing pride over her son’s death
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...”
Nov 20, 2015
PA daily: Rally in murderer’s honor “turned into a national wedding” for the “Martyr”
"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..."
Nov 14, 2015
Mother eulogizes terrorist son who rammed car into 5 Israelis
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...”
Nov 9, 2015
PA Minister of Women’s Affairs: Only the Palestinian mother “receives the news of her son’s Martyrdom with cries of joy”
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...”
Nov 7, 2015
Fatah official supports “the popular insurgency” and hopes it will “escalate” and become “intifada”
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...”
Nov 7, 2015
PA daily: Terrorist is “Martyr” who “was accompanied to his wedding”
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...”
Nov 6, 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"
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
Parents of teen terrorists celebrate their deaths: "If I had married him off, I wouldn’t have been as happy as this"
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...”
Oct 31, 2015
Father of teenage terrorist: “Happy he is that he merited Shahada”
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...”
Oct 31, 2015
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”
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...”
Oct 22, 2015
Mother of terrorist stabber: Son’s death “is an honor for the family… he is a groom for whom Palestine mourns”
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...”
Oct 19, 2015
PA daily article criticizes parents celebrating their child`s Martyrdom, but still admires those who "confront the occupation" as Israel "defile[s] the holy sites"
"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..."
Oct 19, 2015
Mother of killed terrorist implies Israel planted a knife on her daughter to frame her
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:...”
Oct 18, 2015
Father of killed terrorist stabber says he would have tied up his son if he had known what he was planning
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...”
Oct 17, 2015
PA daily article opposes media interviews with parents of Martyrs; expressions of joy are often made from shock
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...”
Oct 15, 2015
PA daily columnist writes about terrorist as “Martyr” who had a wedding, calls his mother “glorious”
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 champion that opened the door to the sabra uprising (one of the names...”
Oct 12, 2015
Parents of terrorist: "My son is an offering to the Al-Aqsa [Mosque], congratulations to him on the Martyrdom-death… My son is a groom"
“Residents of the village of Yatta accompanied the Martyr (Shahid) Amjad Hatem Al-Jundi on his last journey. The Martyr’s father said: ‘My son left for work in the 1948 territories (i.e., Israel). He said goodbye to me and his mother, like always, and asked us to be pleased with him. Later in the...”
Oct 11, 2015
Mother of Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israeli civilians expresses joy over son’s Martyrdom-death: “O mother of Martyr, let out cries of joy”
Video title: “The cries of joy of Martyr Muhannad Halabi’s mother” Muhannad Halabi’s mother singing: “O mother of Martyr (Shahid), let out cries of joy All the youth are your sons” Muhannad Halabi killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and...
Oct 10, 2015
Parents of murderer of 2: “I am blessing my son, on his Martyrdom-death”
Mother of murderer Muhannad Halabi: “I speak while I am blessing my son, on his Martyrdom-death (Shahada), and I am proud that he died to defend the women of Palestine…” Father of murderer Muhannad Halabi: “He avenged the women carrying out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to...”
Oct 9, 2015
Parents of murderer of 2: “I am blessing my son, on his Martyrdom-death” “He avenged [the women at Al-Aqsa] against the impure enemies"
Mother of murderer Muhannad Halabi: “I speak while I am blessing my son, on his Martyrdom-death (Shahada), and I am proud that he died to defend the women of Palestine…” Father of murderer Muhannad Halabi: “He avenged the women carrying out Ribat (religious conflict/war over land claimed to be...”
Oct 9, 2015
Terrorist's relative: Funeral is “a wedding, a celebration"
Rami Alloun, uncle of terrorist Fadi Alloun: “We cannot prevent anyone from attending the funeral of a Martyr (Shahid). This is a wedding, it is a celebration. We consider him [a Martyr] with Allah. We will not prevent anyone from [attending] this wedding. We cannot keep anyone from this...”
Oct 5, 2015
Abbas to family of terrorist: Your son is the “son of all the Palestinian people, and… his killing in cold blood is a crime”
Headline: “The president received the family of Martyr Al-Khaledi: ‘We will submit the case to the international criminal court’” “President Mahmoud Abbas yesterday [Aug. 13, 2015] received at the president’s residence in Ramallah the petition of the family of Martyr (Shahid) Laith Fadl Al-Khaledi,...”
Aug 14, 2015
PA daily article praises Al-Khansa - 12th century mother who celebrated her son’s Martyrdom
From the daily religious supplement during Ramadan Headline: “Tumadir Bint Amr [Al-Khansa] – the intergenerational poetess” “When Al-Khansa joined Islam in the eighth year of the Hijra (i.e., the journey of Muhammad and his followers from Mecca to Medina in 622 C.E.), 630 C.E., when she was in her...”
Jul 7, 2015
Mothers’ feelings when sons are martyred: “Palestine is one, the sons are many”
PA TV host: "Let’s talk about an issue that has been a point of discussion for many years, from the 1st and 2nd Intifada (i.e., Palestinian waves of violence against Israelis): The world’s attitude towards the Palestinian woman, as a woman devoid of maternal feelings who makes sounds of joy..."
May 16, 2015