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Abbas Praises Mother of Terrorists at Ramadan Meal

Headline: “The [PA] president: We call on our people to stand as one to deal with the challenges surrounding our cause, our land, and our holy sites”

“[PA] President Mahmoud Abbas held the Ramadan fast-breaking meal at the presidential headquarters in Ramallah for the various groups of the Palestinian people.

Present at the meal were leadership members, Muslim and Christian religious figures, a number of ambassadors and consuls in the State of Palestine, [PA] government members, [PA] Security Forces commanders, families of Martyrs, prisoners, and wounded, judges, academics, publicists, journalists, and businessmen.

The president said: ‘We bless you, the members of the Palestinian people and all the believers in the world, on the occasion of these blessed days of the blessed [Muslim fasting] month of Ramadan, as Eid Al-Fitr (i.e., Muslim holiday marking the end of Ramadan) approaches, and on the occasion of Easter, which are religious and national events for our people.’

He continued: ‘We all bless the mother of the Martyrs and the mother of the heroic prisoners, Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., mother of terrorists responsible for at least 10 murders; see note below), who has sacrificed Martyrs and prisoners, and even her home that was destroyed by the Israeli occupation authorities.’ …

The president added: ‘In these blessed days, we call on all the members of our people to stand as one to deal with the challenges facing our cause, our land, and our holy sites, and to focus attention on the struggle with the occupation and on redemption from it.’

The president saluted our pure-hearted Martyrs, our heroic prisoners, and our brave wounded with admiration and appreciation. He praised our people’s resolve in the refugee camps in the homeland and in the diaspora, and our people in Jerusalem, the Gaza Strip, and everywhere. He again committed to protecting our national principles… [and said:] ‘We will continue our national campaign until the end of the Israeli occupation on the land of the State of Palestine, whose capital is East Jerusalem, and until the return of the Palestinian refugees and the release of all the prisoners.’

The president noted that on May 15, [2023,] the UN will for the first time commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Palestinian people’s Nakba (i.e., “the catastrophe,” Palestinian term for the establishment of the State of Israel) in its corridors, and that the Palestinians everywhere are required to mark this anniversary, because this is the first time that they are not denying our Nakba.”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 16, 2023]

The article includes a picture from the event, in which PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is seen sitting at the table of honor next to Um Nasser Abu Hmeid on his right and placing his hand on her shoulder.

Um Nasser Abu Hmeid (Um Yusuf Abu Hmeid/Latifa Abu Hmeid) – Palestinian woman famous and admired in the PA for being the mother of 4 terrorist prisoners serving life sentences (3 of them serving multiple life sentences), and another 2 whom the PA refers to as "Martyrs." Abu Hmeid is also called Khansa of Palestine, which refers to Al-Khansa from the earliest period of Islam who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs. Abu Hmeid was honored by the PA in 2010 and 2015, and was chosen in 2011 to launch the PA’s statehood campaign with the UN. Her terrorist sons: Islam Yusuf Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on May 24, 2018, and is serving life in prison and an additional 8 months; Muhammad Abu Hmeid, serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks; Nasser Abu Hmeid, was serving 7 life sentences and 50 years for murdering 7 Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders, before dying of cancer on Dec. 20, 2022; Nasr Abu Hmeid, serving 5 life sentences for involvement in two terror attacks in which 4 were murdered, and arms dealing; Sharif Abu Hmeid, serving 4 life sentences for involvement in terror attacks in which 4 were murdered; Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, murdered 1 on Feb. 13, 1994, and was killed by Israel on May 31, 1994.