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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
Gaza flotilla participants aspire to die as martyrs
"The [Gaza] flotilla commander said yesterday: 'We will not allow the Zionists to get near us and we will use resistance against them.' How will they wage resistance? They will resist with their fingernails. They are people who seek Martyrdom for Allah, as much as they want to reach Gaza, but the..."
May 30, 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
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
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
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
Death for Allah "great dream" of would-be terrorist
Interview with Samira Al-Janazra, who was arrested and imprisoned by Israel for planning a suicide bombing in a bank, upon her release: “Since childhood I wanted to light my inner revolution and I followed this path. I expected either Shahada [Martyrdom] or prison, but in the end there are those...”
Nov 10, 2008
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
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
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
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
Palestinian female terrorist who was caught before mission: I would have become one of the 72 virgins in Paradise
Rania Diab, female terrorist captured before her suicide mission: Host: “Had you succeeded in [your suicide] mission, what would have been your reward?” Rania: “The reward is from Allah, in Paradise. The female Martyrdom-seeker becomes one of the Dark-Eyed Virgins, and she marries one of the...”
Oct 1, 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
Hamas suicide terrorist in farewell video: Zionists are "enemies of my religion... How often I desired to carry out a Martyrdom-seeking operation"
Reem Riyashi, Hamas suicide terrorist: "I am the Martyr Reem Saleh Riyashi, I hoped that the shredded limbs of my body would be shrapnel, tearing Zionists to pieces, knocking on heaven's door with the skulls of Zionists. How often I spoke to my soul: "Oh soul, if you loathe the Zionists, enemies of...
Jan 14, 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
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