Relative of dead terrorist: “We have rejoiced at his death as a Martyr… He asked [for Martyrdom] and achieved it”
Special broadcast on a raid by Israeli forces of a terror cell’s headquarters in Nablus, in which 5 terrorists were killed – see note below
Official PA TV reporter: “I want to speak with the aunt of Martyr Wadi’ Al-Houh (i.e., terrorist). I heard you making sounds of joy a short while ago. These are the sounds of joy that we have grown accustomed to hearing at every Martyr’s funeral.”
Aunt of terrorist Wadi’ Al-Houh: “Wadi’ is the most handsome groom.We won’t be able to rejoice at his wedding, but we’ve rejoiced at his death as a Martyr. Wadi’ is the most handsome groom (the aunt makes sounds of joy -Ed.). Allah be praised. He asked [for Martyrdom] and he achieved it.”
[Official PA TV, Oct. 25, 2022]
A Martyr's funeral is considered his wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam.
Wadi’ Al-Houh, Ali Antar, Hamdi Qayyim, Mash’al Baghdadi, Hamdi Sharaf – The “confrontation” refers to Palestinian terrorists and members of the independent terror cell “the Lion’s Den” who shot at Israeli soldiers when they raided and destroyed a headquarters and weapons and explosives laboratory of the cell in Nablus on Oct. 25, 2022. During the raid, PA Security Forces shot at the Israeli soldiers, who returned fire in self-defense wounding several members of the PA Security Forces. The soldiers also came under fire from members of the terror cell and returned fire, killing 5 terrorists: Wadi’ Al-Houh, Ali Antar, Hamdi Qayyim, Mash’al Baghdadi, Hamdi Sharaf. Al-Houh was a senior member of “the Lion’s Den.”
The Lion's Den - an independent Palestinian terror cell largely based in Nablus. It has not stated an official affiliation and its members come from a variety of terror organizations, including Fatah's military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, Hamas, and Islamic Jihad. The Lion's Den was responsible for numerous shooting attacks in the West Bank during 2022, with an uptick in shootings during September-October. Two of the main founders of the cell were Fatah terrorists Muhammad Al-Azizi and Ibrahim Al-Nabulsi, both killed in shootouts with Israeli forces on July 24, 2022 and Aug. 9, 2022 respectively.