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Female suicide bomber felt “like a bride on her wedding day, preparing to go to ‎her groom”‎

Terrorist Shifa Al-Qudsi, Tulkarem, 2020: “[They arrested me at 2:]30 at night. My ‎operation (i.e., suicide bombing) was supposed to be at 5:00 in the morning. At 5:00 in ‎the morning I was supposed to go to them, put on the [explosive] belt, and go to Israel.”‎
Interviewer: “And you weren’t afraid?”‎
Shifa Al-Qudsi, Tulkarem, 2020: “Not at all. Not even a bit.”‎

Text on screen:
“Shifa Al-Qudsi | Kishon Prison, 2002”‎

Shifa Al-Qudsi, Kishon Prison, 2002: “It isn’t suicide.”‎
Interviewer: “It’s suicide.”‎
Shifa Al-Qudsi, Kishon Prison, 2002: “No, it’s Martyrdom. A Martyrdom-seeking ‎operation.”‎
Interviewer: “What goes through your heart, what goes through your head?”‎
Shifa Al-Qudsi, Tulkarem, 2020: “Nothing. Nothing. You just think… like a bride on ‎her wedding day, who is preparing to go to her groom. That’s the only thing that went ‎through my head. I’m preparing to go to my groom, can you imagine?”‎

Shifa Al-Qudsi - Palestinian terrorist and would-be suicide bomber who was arrested on ‎April 11, 2002, hours before she was to commit her suicide bombing attack in a ‎supermarket in Netanya with 33 pounds of explosives hidden under a maternity dress. ‎Al-Qudsi was released after serving 6 years in prison, and following her release she ‎became an activist for the Israeli-Palestinian NGO Combatants for Peace, which is ‎involved in anti-Israel activity.‎

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