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"I hope Allah will let me be a Martyr like my children were" – mother of terrorists wants to be a "martyr" just like them

Video and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen


Posted text: “With all the words of pride, appreciation, and resolve, on my own behalf and on behalf of my brothers in the [Fatah Commission of] Mobilization and Organization leadership, in the branches, and in the [Fatah] Shabiba [Youth Movement], I eulogize sister fighter Um Ghassan Shanir, the mother of Martyrs Bashar and Basman Shanir (i.e., both died while participating in violent armed confrontations with Israeli security forces)

We belong to Allah and to Him we return”



The video shows a segment of Um Ghassan Shanir speaking on official PA TV.

Text on screen: “The last will of the mother of Martyrs Bashar and Basman Shanir”


Um Ghassan Shanir: “I hope that [Allah] will let me be a Martyr like my children.”




Jamal Muhaisen also serves as Fatah Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization in the West Bank and PLO Central Council member.