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PA TV reports on comprehensive list of Palestinian Martyrs, including suicide ‎bomber Wafa Idris


The program Palestine This Morning interviewed Dr. Assam Al-Aruri, director of the ‎Al-Quds Center for Legal Assistance and Human Rights, concerning a new book, ‎We Have Names, We Have a Homeland, documenting the names of Palestinian ‎Martyrs (Shahids) whose bodies are being held by Israel.‎ The program broadcast a display of photographs of “Martyrs” whose bodies are ‎being held by Israel, including suicide bomber Wafa Idris.‎ Al-Aruri says that the Palestinian government has decided to declare Aug. 27th a ‎national day of remembrance for Palestinian MIA's, since that was the date when ‎the campaign was launched in 2008.‎ Al-Aruri describes the book as including a photograph of each “Martyr” with his/her ‎name, and the date and circumstances of his/her Martyrdom-death, with a view to ‎liberating the “Martyr” from numerical confinement and transforming him into a face ‎with a name.‎

Note: “Numerical confinement” is a reference to Israeli cemeteries for terrorists and ‎enemy soldiers, where bodies ‎are buried in numbered caskets, after their identities ‎have been documented.‎
Wafa Idris – The first Palestinian female suicide bomber. Belonging to Fatah, she ‎blew herself up on Jaffa Road in central Jerusalem on Jan. 27, 2002, killing 1 and ‎wounding over 100. As a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent she was able ‎to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance.‎      
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