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Mother on PA TV describes terrorist son as a "groom," receiving his body is a "wedding"
The mother of a Palestinian terrorist Hafez Abu Zanat after his body was transferred from Israel, where he had been killed: “The groom has arrived, [it is] as if a groom came in to me. Yesterday there was a wedding at my place. The groom came, took his bride, and went to his home, and that’s it...”
Oct 10, 2011
PA TV visited mother of suicide bomber. Mother upon news of daughter`s death: I want to sing, she is a bride
"I didn't scream, even my scarf stayed on my head. Everyone came. Everyone heard what happened... I was sitting and started to sing to her. I said, 'It's the night before your wedding, Darin, and we won't see you anymore, my daughter.' People around me said, 'Allah be with you.' I said, 'I haven't..."
Aug 3, 2011
Mother upon news of daughter's suicide bombing: "I want to sing, she is a bride"
PA TV program The Best Mothers visits the mother of Darin Abu Aisheh, a suicide bomber who blew herself up at a roadblock in 2002, wounding three Israelis. The mother spoke with pride of how she received the news of her daughter's death, seeing it as her wedding: "I didn't scream, even my scarf..."
Aug 3, 2011
Mother of a Martyr wishes for more children who will become Martyrs
Talkshow: “Good Morning Jerusalem” Subject: Attacks on prisoners. Guest: Amjad Abu Asab, head of the Committee of Prisoners’ Families. Guest from Jerusalem: Mother of a Shahid and five prisoners, Um Rafat Al-Isawi (she herself is a former prisoner) Mother says: “If I were young and could bear...”
Sep 24, 2010
Mother: "All the glory and honor is that my son is a Shahid"
As part of report on funeral of prisoner Raed Abu Hamad, who died in an Israel prison: Mother of Abu Hamad: "I know that my son, praise Allah, died as a Shahid, and all the glory and honor is that my son is a Shahid." Click to view bulletin
Apr 19, 2010
Mother of Martyr: "Every mother should sacrifice her child for Palestine"
PA TV news report: Mother upon news of son's death in an IDF airstrike: "We had always hoped for his [my son's] Martyrdom (Shahada), knowing he wanted to die as a Martyr (Shahid). Every time he went out, we would say to him, 'May Allah be with you.' We knew that he wanted to die as a Martyr. Praise..."
Feb 11, 2010
Ministry of Educ. thanks mothers for providing Martyrs
Nivin Maslah, head of Ministry of Education dept. of public relations, Mother's Day speech: "[Nivin Maslah, Head of Deptartment of Public Relations at the PA Ministry of Education] 'We send, from the Education Ministry, a kiss of love and thanks to the foreheads of our mothers'… She praised the..."
Feb 23, 2009
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
PA cleric describes Palestinian father who prayed for joy of son's death as a Martyr
Sheikh Imad Hamato, PA cleric, during his weekly PA TV show teaching Islam: "I once heard a father of one of the Shahids (Martyrs) say: 'I would pray with my son at night, and ask Allah for Shahada (Martyrdom) for my son. I asked Allah for Shahada for my son, until Allah gave me joy with his..."
Nov 3, 2006
PA glorifies mother who celebrated 4 sons' deaths
Sheikh Yusuf Jum’ah Salameh, PA Minister of Waqf (Islamic Trust), in the presence of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, honors woman who celebrated the death of her four sons, as "a great woman": “Al-Khansa, this noble woman… The day she lost her brother Sakhr [before she adopted Islam] she began crying...”
Feb 26, 2006
Mother: Son's death "best day of my life"
Um Nidal is filmed with her son, Muhammad, who is armed and ready to carry out a terror attack: "By Allah, today is the best day of my life. I feel that our Lord is pleased with me, because I am offering something [my son] for Him. I wish to sacrifice more [sons] for Allah's forgiveness, and for..."
Jan 1, 2006
PA official: Mothers teach daughters that Martyrdom is wedding
Sana Aida, Official of PA Ministry of Social Affairs: "Any woman who is told: 'Your son was run over and died,' is shocked, grieves, cries, gets sick, and has a nervous breakdown. But if we tell her: 'Your son became a Shahid (Martyr),' she makes sounds of joy, [meaning:] 'Don't comfort me, bless..."
Dec 15, 2004
Mothers celebrate sons' Martyrdom as "wedding"
PA TV interview with Um Al-Ajrami, mother of 2 suicide terrorists: PA TV host: "They [Israelis] accuse the Palestinian mother of hating her sons and encouraging them to die." Um Al-Ajrami, mother of terrorist: "We don’t encourage our sons to die. We encourage them to Shahada (Martyrdom) for the..."
Nov 17, 2004
Mother of child Martyr wished a different son had died
Mother of 15 year-old who died in suicide mission: "It was sad and joyous what happened to him, meaning, he always liked the Shahada (Martyrdom). All children at his age do. He always cared for me. I would have preferred that one of his other brothers would have attained Shahada instead of him,..."
Jun 6, 2004
Mother explains her joy over son's Shahada death
TV host: "A mother of a Shahid (Martyr) parts from her son with sounds of joy, not because she doesn't love him. Did you make sounds of joy?" Mother of Martyr: "Yes I did. A mother makes sounds of joy because she wants him to reach Shahada (Matyrdom). [My son] became a Shahid for Allah. I wanted..."
Nov 28, 2003
Sermon on PA TV glorifies Palestinian mothers for making ululations over their children's Martyrdom
Official PA TV, broadcast of Friday sermon by PA Ministry of Religious Affairs official Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris PA Ministry of Religious Affairs official Sheikh Ibrahim Mudayris: “This faith is what made Al-Khansa (an Arab female poet who converted to Islam in the early period of the religion and...”
Jun 13, 2003
Mother wished son Martyrdom to marry "Maidens of Paradise"
Mother of Martyr: "He would always dream of Shahada (Martyrdom). It was his first and last goal in life. I told him: 'Dear, we all want to become Shahids (Martyrs).' He said: 'In this entire world, I can't think of anyone to marry. I want to marry the Dark-Eyed (Maidens of Paradise).' I said: 'If..."
Jan 21, 2003
Mother prayed for son's Shahada death
Um Al-Ajrami, mother of suicide terrorist: "Before I went on my pilgrimage [to Mecca], [my son] Naji put his hand on my head, and said: 'Mother, pray for me to become a Shahid (Martyr), or it will be your sin, and I won't forgive you until Judgment Day.' During [the ceremonies] in Mecca and Medina,..."
Dec 5, 2002
Mother willing to give 7 kids as Shahids
Mother of Martyr: "Praise to Allah! I hold my head high. The honor is mine I have a son who is a Shahid (Martyr), and my Shahid is not my only son, all the Shahids are my children. Praise Allah, the honor and pride are mine Im willing to offer all my seven children to redeem Jerusalem, to redeem..."
Sep 24, 2002