PA holds ceremony "honouring" female Palestinian terrorists for Mothers' Day
Official PA TV program I Call You, special episode for Mother’s Day
A ceremony honoring released female prisoners under the auspices of the Fatah Commission of Martyrs, Prisoners, and Wounded at the “Martyr Yasser Arafat House” in the Gaza Strip is shown. The program hosts released terrorist prisoner Wafa Al-Bis, who attempted to carry out a suicide bombing attack; the mother of terrorist prisoner Diya Al-Agha, who murdered an Israeli civilian; and released prisoner Ma’zouza Al-Majdalawi – PMW was unable to determine the nature of her crimes.
Released terrorist prisoner Wafa Al-Bis: “I send blessings to all our female prisoners inside the Israeli prisons, and we say to them that the commitment is the same commitment, and the pledge is the same pledge. We know that the nobility and resolve of these prisoners in the Israeli prisons are constant, and I send blessings to the female prisoner who is holding onto the spark, Israa Ja’abis (i.e., terrorist, wounded an Israeli police officer and herself with a bomb), and wish her a good year, and we hope that all the human rights organizations will give their opinion on the rights of this prisoner who is suffering from third degree burns and who has nothing to bandage this wound aside from a paracetamol tablet, as if it were a magic treatment for all the kinds of ailments inside the Israeli prisons (sic., see note below regarding PA libel on medical abuse of Palestinian prisoners).” …
Released prisoner Ma’zouza Al-Majdalawi: “O Palestine, I swear by your soil
That we will step on the throats of the enemy and turn them into a road
The prison did not humiliate us, the female prisoners
We are the daughters of Fatah and the counsel is ours
I swear by the honor of [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat
Never did we see injustice towards one of the factions and abandon it…
We are your daughters, Yasser Arafat
We lift your head up at every gathering”
Wafa Al-Bis – Palestinian terrorist and member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) who attempted to carry out a suicide bombing while exploiting her medical condition to enter Israel from the Gaza Strip on June 20, 2005. Israeli security forces who alerted to her intentions at the Erez Crossing were able to prevent her from detonating and arrest her. Al-Bis admitted that she had been sent by Fatah to detonate in an Israeli hospital. She was sentenced to 12 years in prison, but was released in October 2011 as part of the Shalit prisoner exchange deal between the Israeli government and Hamas. In that deal, Israel released 1,027 Palestinian prisoners in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years. After her release, Al-Bis told the newspaper Al-Quds on Oct. 20, 2011, that if she will be asked again to carry out a suicide bombing, she will not hesitate.
Diya Zakariya Shaker Al-Agha "Al-Faluji" - Palestinian terrorist who beat Israeli citizen Amatzia Ben Haim to death with a shovel in Ganei Tal in the Gaza Strip on Oct. 11, 1992. Al-Agha is serving a life sentence.
Israa Ja’abis – 31-year-old female Palestinian terrorist, resident of East Jerusalem, who carried out a car bomb attack near Ma’ale Adumim, a few kilometers east of Jerusalem, on Oct. 11, 2015. A policeman who noticed a suspicious vehicle signaled for the driver to stop, after which she drove closer to a group of police officers and detonated a gas balloon. One policeman suffered light injuries and Ja’abis was seriously injured.
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."
Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.