PA: Mother of 6 Palestinian terrorists raised "unequal knights in the paths of resistance"
Excerpt of an editorial by the official PA daily
Headline: “The Palestinian woman of the hour”
“Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., mother of terrorists responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below) is the Palestinian woman of the hour. [This is] not only because she nursed her children with the milk of pure heroism, honor, and patriotism until they became unequal knights in the paths of resistance, but also because of the faith and certainty that she strengthens within us that breaking the free Palestinian willpower is impossible…
The Arab culture must renew its examples of patience and endurance and carefully read the life story of Um Nasser who excels in this field. This is because her patience already approaches the patience of Al-Khansa - Tumadir bint ‘Amr ibn Al-Harith Al-Sulamiyah (see note below -Ed.). More than this, Um Nasser’s patience does not mix with breaking down in crying and self-pity over the bitterness of her fate. On the contrary, it is a patience of restraint and defiance, a patience of certain faith in the inevitable victory regardless of how long it is delayed, for she is waiting until the final hour without any complaint or doubt.
Of course, we understand that Um Nasser’s patience is not free of pain and sorrow, and perhaps one can even see the spark that shines in her eyes when she sees the empty beds of her sons in the rooms of her home, which the occupation emptied by arresting them. There is no doubt that this pain intensifies when she sees her precious Nasser [Abu Hmeid] (i.e., terrorist, responsible for the murder of 7 people) sick with a serious illness while the Israeli prison guards are doing as they please with him and not providing him with proper medical treatment (sic., Abu Hmeid has been given treatment including chemotherapy and surgeries; see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners), even though this is their responsibility according to all the humanitarian, legal, and moral regulations! …
Peace to you, merciful mother, the glory is yours and the pride is ours, and the history, story, and example are for Palestine.”
Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid) – Palestinian woman famous and admired in the PA for being the mother of 5 terrorist prisoners serving life sentences (4 of them serving multiple life sentences), and another whom the PA refers to as a "Martyr." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, which refers to Al-Khansa from the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN. Her terrorist sons: Islam Yusuf Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on May 24, 2018, and is serving life in prison and an additional 8 months; Muhammad Abu Hmeid, serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks; Nasser Abu Hmeid, serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for murdering 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders; Nasr Abu Hmeid, serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks in which 4 were murdered, and arms dealing; Sharif Abu Hmeid, serving 4 life sentences for involvement in terror attacks in which 4 were murdered; Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on Feb. 13, 1994, and was killed by Israel on May 31, 1994.
Al-Khansa - Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century) famous and honored in Islamic tradition for rejoicing when all four of her sons died in battle as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers, and the PA has named 8 schools after her.
Libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners - the PA claims that Israel abuses Palestinian prisoners, through medical neglect, medical experiments, and by intentionally infecting them with diseases. However, the International Red Cross regularly visits these prisoners and has not documented or accused Israel of any of these claims. Likewise, lists of demands occasionally issued by the prisoners during hunger strikes - such as during one in 2011 - include no demands relating to these claims. PMW has documented prisoners talking about how they "lack nothing" in the prisons, and that "the worst thing about Israeli prison" is riding in a prison vehicle that has no padding on the seat. When PMW contacted the Israeli Ministry of Health in 2007 regarding PA claims of medical experiments on prisoners, the ministry responded: "Clinical testing on prisoners in prison was never approved, never performed, and is most certainly not taking place at present."