14 year-old Martyr prepared own memorial
Headline: “Faris Ouda shocked the world when he came out against a tank”
“An’am Ouda, the mother of Martyr Faris [Ouda] (i.e., 14-year-old who sought Martyrdom by participating in violent riots against Israel), received the nickname ‘Um Al-Sa’id’ (i.e., “the mother of the happy one,” indicating that her son is a “Martyr” in Paradise)…
Faris was a normal child… who liked debka dances (i.e., Arab folk dance), sports, and religious lessons, until his cousin Shadi was shot by the occupation and died as a Martyr at Al-Muntar Crossing (i.e., Karni Crossing)… His mother said: ‘A day before his [Faris’] death as a Martyr I saw a picture of him standing in front of a tank on TV, and I asked him not to do that again, because if he did his father would hit him and he wouldn’t get his allowance.’ …[Faris] said that his cousin Martyr Shadi came to him in a dream and asked him to take revenge, and it was the same dream that came to his mother one night when Martyr Shadi came to her in a dream and asked her to let Faris go to the Al-Muntar Crossing.
‘Um Al-Sa’id’ said about this: ‘I had not yet recovered from the shock of losing my sister’s son, Martyr Shadi, and therefore I begged him [Faris] not to go to Al-Muntar, and many times I chased after him there and brought him home.’
The morning [he died], Faris went out early from his home carrying a slingshot in his hand after preparing for himself a wreath of flowers, decorating it with his picture, and writing by hand: ‘Heroic Martyr Faris Ouda.’”
Faris Ouda - 14-year-old Palestinian who was presented by PA Chairman Yasser Arafat as a role model for Palestinian children because he sought and achieved death as a "Martyr" in confrontations with Israel during the PA’s 5-year terror campaign. According to his family and 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: "Heroic Martyr Faris Ouda." [Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 30. 2000] The PA daily wrote that Ouda had said to his mother, "Don't be afraid, mother, Martyrdom (Shahada) is sweet, and I’m an atonement for the Al-Aqsa Mosque." [Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 3, 2001]