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Mother celebrates terrorist son dying shortly before his wedding

Headline: “The supreme wedding”


“The baskets of candies and the decorations are ready, and the scent of henna [dye] rises from ornamented trays. The groom’s suit and cloak await their knight, and the invitations were distributed to approximately 4,000 guests. The joyful ceremonies are held in full vigor ahead of an awaited wedding.

The guests came and blessed the most supreme, most festive, and loftiest wedding of a groom who was not present at his wedding celebration (i.e., a Martyr's funeral is considered his wedding to the 72 Virgins in Paradise in Islam) – because two days before the set date, Farouq Salameh (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 1), 28, from the Jenin refugee camp, was shot by the occupation forces and ascended to Heaven. He bid farewell to his land, his friends, his mother, and his bride who was preparing for the night of her life.

A treasonous bullet stole the joy and the dream. The streets of the refugee camp, which were prepared to celebrate his wedding, accompanied him today to his wedding (i.e., to the 72 Virgins in Paradise) with flowers and tears…

The Martyr’s mother pushed her way between his friends in the hospital halls, and with a smile that did not leave her face called out: ‘Our groom is handsome, do not say he’s dark-skinned (word in source -Ed.), where is the groom?’ This is an ability that is inherited by the Martyrs’ mothers. They deviate from the rules of farewell and demonstrate such endurance while bidding farewell to their sons. This is a smile out of pain, with the sorrow of a mother who dreamed of the day her son would wear the groom’s suit, which will remain forever in his room.

The mother of Martyr Salameh, like all the mothers of the Palestinian Martyrs, looks at her son for the last time. She holds on and considers her son a Martyr for the sake of the homeland, which there is nothing more precious than it.


Farouq Salameh – 28-year-old Palestinian terrorist and senior commander of the Islamic Jihad terror organization who was involved in the murder of Israeli Police officer Noam Raz in Jenin on May 13, 2022, and was suspected of planning additional attacks. When Israeli security forces attempted to arrest Salameh in Jenin on Nov. 3, 2022 he shot at them, at which point they returned fire, killing him in self-defense.