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Aunt of dead bomb-maker: He “asked for Martyrdom” and “brought us pride”

Aunt of terrorist “Martyr” Ayed Al-Qinni: “I’m Hamda Asmar, the aunt of Ayed Al-Qinni (i.e., bomb maker)… I say to [his prisoner brother]: Take care of yourself, your brother has brought us pride. Praise Allah Master of the Universe, after he asked for Martyrdom he achieved it. The Martyr is beloved by our Lord and beloved by Palestine.”

[Official PA TV, Giants of Endurance, Sept. 7, 2023]


The PA TV program visited the family of 30-year-old terrorist Ayed Al-Qinni, a member of the independent terror cell “the Lion’s Den,” who died on Aug. 31, 2023, when an explosive he was preparing detonated accidentally.


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 mainly in the West Bank beginning in 2022, with an uptick in shootings during September-October 2022. 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.