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Palestinian Mother instructs her son how to become a Martyr


Mother of 16-year-old Muntasir Al-Shawa: “The day before [my son’s] injury [from which he died], he told me: ‘I want to go to the Balata refugee camp [near Joseph's Tomb], and I'll come back to you as a Martyr.’ I laughed at him and told him: ‘Do you think being a Martyr is something trivial? Go bathe, pray, bow down to Allah, and then there might be a chance that Allah will agree to accept you [as a Martyr].’ The following night he came back to me as a Martyr. Praise Allah.”


[Official PA TV News, Feb. 21, 2023]


Muntasir Al-Shawa – 16-year-old Palestinian terrorist who participated in violence in which terrorists shot at Israeli forces who were guarding Jews visiting Joseph’s Tomb in Nablus on Feb. 8, 2023. The forces returned fire, wounding Al-Shawa who died of his wounds on Feb. 20, 2023.