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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
Mother of suicide bomber addresses students and administration at Palestine Ahliya University College: "Martyrs" died for "exalted goals"
Headline: “A tribute ceremony for the mothers of the Martyrs and prisoners at Palestine Ahliya University College” “The Progressive Student Action Front (i.e., the student organization of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP)) at Palestine Ahliya University College yesterday...”
Mar 29, 2017
Mother of PA police officer-turned-terrorist proud of son: “[He is] a crown on my head... Jerusalem demands this”
Mother of PA police officer terrorist Muhammad Turkeman: "It's difficult, true, but I'm proud of him. Praise Allah, his brother became a Martyr before him. I have two Martyrs, not one. I'm proud of them - a crown on my head - my whole life. Praise Allah. Palestine demands this. Jerusalem demands..."
Dec 24, 2016
Guest on PA TV recites poem that refers to Palestine as "from the [Mediterranean] Sea to the [Jordan] River… it is the blood of the Martyrs… and the cries of joy of the Martyrs' mothers"
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning, on an activity singing the Iraqi national anthem Mawtini (“My Homeland” in Arabic), which is taking place for the 2nd consecutive year, hosting Ruba Al-Masrouji and Iyad Shahin, who are in charge of the activity Ruba Al-Masrouji: "We gave this speech..."
Nov 5, 2016
Mother of “Martyr”: “I love all my children, but I have a special affection for that one”
PA TV host: Among your children - Alaa', Hassan, and the girls... which one is most dear to you? Mother of “Martyr”: Truthfully, I love the one who died as a Martyr the most. He did not miss any of the religious duties. He died as a Martyr on a Friday. He came out of the mosque and went to carry...
Oct 17, 2016
Mother of terrorist daughter: “All of us, praise Allah, present our children [as sacrifices], and we do not regret a thing”
Maryam Al-Khaddour, mother of terrorist Majd Al-Khaddour: “We in the land of Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war over land claimed to be Islamic) stand firm, Allah willing. And we are all on this path. May Allah have mercy on all of our Martyrs (Shahids). We are no better than Al-Khansa (woman in...”
Sep 29, 2016
Cousin celebrates terrorist's "Martyrdom": “Praise Allah, for Allah granted him Martyrdom. This is a victory over the Jews. We sacrifice our children for our homeland”
Official PA TV News, on the death of terrorist prisoner Yasser Hamdouni Cousin of prisoner Yasser Hamdouni: “Our child is a Martyr (Shahid), we are proud of him. Praise Allah, for Allah granted him Martyrdom. This is a victory over the Jews. We sacrifice our children for our homeland. The homeland...”
Sep 25, 2016
Fatah official participates in “Martyrdom celebrations” with family of “heroic” terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian
Pictures and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki Posted text: “Brother leader Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki participates in the Martyrdom (Shahada) celebration in Dura together with the family of heroic Martyr (Shahid) Muhammad Al-Faqiat (sic.,...”
Jul 29, 2016
Father of terrorist murderer who killed 3: “I’m proud of what he did”
Official PA TV program Good Morning Jerusalem, interview with Muhammad Alyan, father of Palestinian terrorist Baha Alyan who killed 3 together with an accomplice, about the terrorists’ bodies that had not yet been transferred to their families at the time of the interview. Father of murderer Baha...
Jul 8, 2016
Mother of terrorist who murdered 13-year-old girl: "My son is a hero. He made me proud... Allah willing, all of them will follow this path, all the youth of Palestine"
Mother of terrorist Muhammad Taraireh: “My son is a hero. He made me proud. My son died as a Martyr defending Jerusalem and the Al-Aqsa [Mosque]. Praise be to Allah, Lord of the Worlds, he [my son] has joined the Martyrs before him, and he is not better than them. Allah willing, all of them will...”
Jun 30, 2016
PA National Security Forces spokesman: “In Palestine the Martyr’s mother lets out cries of joy” when her child dies
Text posted on the Facebook page of official spokesman of the PA National Security Forces Adnan Al-Damiri on June 1, 2016 Posted text: “In Palestine the Martyr’s (Shahid’s) mother lets out cries of joy instead of shrieking and crying… In Palestine there is a nation of giants”
Jun 1, 2016
PA news agency refers to terrorists as Martyrs; Father expresses pride in son's martyrdom
Headline: “Martyrs [Hassan] Manasrah and [Alaa] Abu Jamal were brought to burial in Jerusalem towards morning” “Dozens of [Palestinian] citizens accompanied Martyr (Shahid) Hassan Manasrah, a 15-year-old boy, and Martyr Alaa Abu Jamal, 32, on their last journey Tuesday [May, 24, 2016] before...”
May 24, 2016
Mother of killed Palestinian: “Allah has favored me, because my son is a Martyr”
Official PA TV program Palestine This Morning interviews mothers of terrorists and prisoners in honor of Mother’s Day Mother of terrorist Iyad Sajadiyeh: “Allah has favored me, because my son is a Martyr (Shahid). I am the mother of Martyr Iyad Omar Sajadiyeh. Praise Allah, Allah has favored me. He...”
Mar 21, 2016
Terrorist stabber’s parents: “I am proud of him,” “He is beloved by his god, a Martyr”
Official PA TV News, report about Israeli soldiers placing the village of Hijja under closure after entering the home of terrorist Bashar Masalha, who carried out a stabbing attack in Jaffa, murdering one and injuring 10. Official PA TV newsreader: “In Qalqilya the occupation forces have completely...”
Mar 9, 2016
Palestinian author condemns mothers’ of Shahids celebrating their children’s death
Official PA TV program Culture Talks, hosting the author Khader Mehjez Author Khader Mehjez: "Once I wrote a post that caused a commotion with everyone. Everyone was against me. I wrote: One of the ugliest sights I have seen is the picture of a woman whose son has died as a Martyr (Shahid) and she..."
Feb 29, 2016
Mother of terrorist doesn’t mourn his death, "as if accompanying a groom to his wedding"
Headline: “In video: Mother of Martyr Shawamreh is proud of her son and says: This is a normal thing!” “Without shedding a tear, as if accompanying a groom to his wedding, and speaking in great detail, as if discussing something ordinary with her neighbor – this is the mother of Martyr (Shahid,...”
Feb 22, 2016
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
Terrorist’s family celebrate his death on PA TV: “Praise Allah we were happy about his Martyrdom as he is a groom [to the 72 Virgins]”
Official PA TV News broadcast funeral of terrorist Abed Hamed who was shot and killed by Israeli soldiers after trying to ram his car into them at the entrance to Silwad, north of Ramallah. Official PA TV reporter reads aloud: “’The most beautiful things in the world My mother and father, my soul...”
Feb 20, 2016
Mother of terrorist conflicted over her son's death, but expressed relief and praises Allah when his "Martyrdom" is confirmed
“Um Ismail, Martyr (Shahid) Ahmad Najah Zakarneh’s mother, said that a few hours after he left the house, she and the other members of the family began to worry. They tried to call Ahmad’s cell phone, and he did not answer. Long moments passed, and then she found his cell phone in his room. He left...”
Feb 13, 2016
PA Mayor organizes visit to families of 9 terrorists, terrorist murderer's mother hands out candies
Zakarneh’s mother is seen giving out candies to people visiting her home to offer condolences. Caption: “Martyr Ahmad Zakarneh’s mother” Headline: “The occupation does not succeed in dampening the spirit of resistance in Qabatiya” “Despite the ‘hard blow’ Israel gave Qabatiya by imposing a curfew...”
Feb 13, 2016
Father of terrorist who murdered Israeli policewoman celebrates son's Martyrdom
Official PA TV reporter: "In the stabbing and shooting operation at Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem carried out by 3 young people from the town of Qabatiya south of Jenin, which caused the death of one soldier and serious injury of another, the 3 who carried it out died as Martyrs." Father of...
Feb 3, 2016
Families of 2 terrorists express joy and celebrate sons’ Martyrdom
“When the mother learned of her son’s death as a Martyr, she let out cries of ‘joy over his death as a Martyr,’ and the family is still giving out candies and receiving guests, and emphasizing that their joy over Ihab’s death as a Martyr is greater than their joy over the wedding they all dreamed...”
Feb 3, 2016
Fatah posts photos of dead terrorists’ relatives giving out candies to celebrate their “weddings” (i.e., to 72 Virgins)
Posted text: “The mother of Martyr (Shahid) Hussein Abu Ghosh and sister of Martyr Ibrahim Alan give out candies during the wedding (i.e., Martyr's funeral is considered wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) of Martyr Ibrahim Alan in Beit Ur Al-Tahta” Ibrahim Allan and Hussein Abu Ghosh –...
Jan 30, 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
Abbas advisor calls stabbings and shootings "non-violent resistance:" "We adhere to non-violent resistance. However… we have the right to defend ourselves and fight"
Excerpt from Al-Quds (Palestinian Fatah newspaper in Lebanon -Ed.) interview with [Advisor to PA Chairman Abbas on NGOs and] Fatah Central Committee member Sultan Abu Al-Einein Q: "Do you have any final words for our people carrying out intifada in Palestine?" A: "Blessings to all of our Martyrs,..."
Jan 16, 2016