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PA TV glorifies child Martyrdom: "Martyrdom 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. The prize is very high: $200." Answer to the riddle: Faris Ouda.

Faris Ouda - 14-year-old ‎Palestinian boy who was presented by Yasser Arafat as a role model for ‎Palestinian children because he sought and achieved death as a Martyr ‎in confrontations with Israel. According to the official PA daily, on Nov. 8, ‎‎2000, the day he was killed, before heading towards the areas where ‎Palestinian and Israelis were involved in fighting, Ouda left a wreath ‎around his picture in his room with the words: "The brave Martyr Faris ‎Ouda." The PA daily wrote that Ouda had said to his ‎mother, "Don't worry, mother, Martyrdom (Shahada) is sweet." [PA TV, ‎Aug. 4, 2003]‎

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