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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
Palestinian killed in clashes stated he was hoping to die, because "70 beauties are waiting for me"
Headline: "Saba Abu Obeid: Sound cries of joy if I die as a Martyr" "On the day of rage that was held on Friday, May 12, 2017, Saba Nidal Abu Obeid, 23, died as a Martyr (Shahid) after he was wounded by a gunshot to the chest. The bullet split his heart on the lands of Nabi Saleh village, north of..."
May 25, 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
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 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