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14 year-old Martyr prepared own memorial

Headline: “Faris Ouda, the Martyr of the Zionist tank – the story of the child who ran towards the Israeli tanks”

“The first Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993)

I first asked Faris [Ouda’s] (i.e., teen who died while participating in violent riots against Israel) mother about his childhood, and she said: ‘Faris participated in the [first] Intifada and threw rocks. I told him: “A rock can’t do anything.” He answered: “My rock is a bomb and it will blow up the Jews.”’ …

His mother said: ‘Faris asked his aunt [whose son Shadi died in confrontations] for the wreath of flowers that we had previously placed on the body of Martyr Shadi, and she gave it to him. My heart shrunk when I saw it, and I asked him: “Why did you bring the wreath, Faris?” He said: “In order to put my picture in it.” I shouted: “What picture?” He said: “The picture of Martyr Faris.” I started to beg him to return the wreath to his aunt and told him our hearts are burning because of his cousin. [I said:] “Don’t scare me!.” He answered: “Don’t be afraid, mother. Martyrdom is sweet, and I’m an atonement for the Al-Aqsa Mosque.” When he said that I cried and told him: “You are 14, you’re still young.” He said: “No, I am more than 20 (sic.), and I want to put my picture in the wreath.” …And indeed, we put the wreath at his funeral, after he hid it on the roof of our house.’ …

[Faris’ father said:] ‘Allah be praised, Faris became a Martyr.’”

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]

The first Intifada - Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel 1987-1993, approximately 200 Israelis murdered