Fatah’s role model: 14-year-old who chose death as a Martyr
Official Fatah Spokesman Osama Al-Qawasmi: “This is the land of Palestine. Whoever remembers Faris Ouda (i.e., 14-year-old Martyr) and “the children of the rocks” knows that this people is great…
This people is fighting… We have the Palestinian will. We have the Palestinian honor… The image of Faris Ouda standing opposite the tank – Israel needs to remember it well."
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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