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Eight schools named after Al-Khansa, the "Mother of Martyrs"

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Al-Khansa was an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century). She is honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoicing when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers. The PA has named eight schools after her:

1. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Bethlehem
2. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Jenin
3. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Nablus
4. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Han Yunis
5. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Rafah
6. The Al-Khansa Girls' High School - Absan Al-Kabira
7. The “Mother of the Martyrs [Al-Khansa]” Boys' School – Nahalyn
8. The Al-Khansa Girls' Elementary School - Yatta Municipality


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