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Murderer’s children: “We grew up on [dad’s] good name” - “We are sons of a hero”

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • Murderer’s son about nephew:  “Allah willing he will be a hero like him”

Ayman Sharbati is a Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered Israeli Gavriel Hirschberg and wounded another Israeli in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 20, 1997. According to Palestinian Authority ideology that makes him “a hero.”

As Palestinian Media Watch has documented, for decades the PA has put murderers of Israelis on pedestals, praised and glorified them as role models, and rewarded them financially.

PA TV interviewed the two adult sons of murderer Sharbati who explained that growing up as the sons of the killer of an Israeli raised their status in society: They grew up “on dad’s good name,” as “sons of a hero” and were “treated accordingly.”

Moreover, they exemplified the by now deep-rooted conviction that growing up to become a murderer of Israelis/Jews is a fine and noble career path for Palestinians. Noting that his brother named his son after their father the murderer, one of the sons expressed the hope that the boy “will be a hero like him”:

Alaa Sharbati, son of terrorist Ayman Sharbati: “We grew up holding [our dad Ayman Sharbati] in our hearts ‘and holding our heads high [thanks to] this man. We hold the paternal value high because we are the sons of a hero and fighter… We grew up living on dad’s good name and people treated us accordingly, as the sons of the heroic prisoner who sacrificed his life for the sake of his people’s life.”

Muhammad Sharbati, son of terrorist Ayman Sharbati: “This is [my son] Ayman, [my] father’s name…”

Alaa Sharbati: “They called him Ayman after the Ayman in prison, and Allah willing he will be a hero like him.”

Muhammad Sharbati: “Allah willing.”

[Official PA TV, Jerusalem Prisoners, Nov. 8, 2021]

PMW reported last week that a top PA official similarly encouraged a young boy to grow up and kill Jews. The boy’s mother was killed when she tried to stab two Israelis, and while standing next to her dead body at the morgue, Jenin District Deputy Governor Kamal Abu Al-Rub said to one of her sons: “The Jews, who killed her, Allah willing, the moment we grow up we’ll kill them.”

Since his arrest, the PA has generously rewarded murderer Sharbati with more than 1,209,300 shekels (USD 383,981; 339,240 euros) according to its Pay-for-Slay policy of rewarding terrorists.

Ayman Sharbati - Palestinian terrorist who shot and murdered Israeli Gavriel Hirschberg and wounded another Israeli in the Old City of Jerusalem on Nov. 20, 1997, and who was also involved in other terror attacks. Sharbati is serving a life sentence in prison.