Arafat glorifies dead child as “hero Martyr,” presenting him as role model to kids
Children shout: “With spirit, with blood, we will redeem you, Palestine!
Millions of Martyrs are marching to Jerusalem!”
PA Chairman Yasser Arafat: “We are proud of you. We are proud of this growing generation that represents... the resolve and the sacrifice, and the self-sacrifice that was exemplified by your comrade, the hero Martyr, Faris Ouda!”
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]
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