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Palestinian father celebrates the death of his family as “Martyrs,” hands out candy

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |
  • "Our sons and daughters are dead. And we want to die now”

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A Palestinian man handed out sweets following the death of his sons and daughters and shouted: "There is no God but Allah" and "Allahu Akbar" - “Allah is greatest.”

He is yet another product of decades of PA education and brainwashing of Palestinians to see death as a “Martyr” for Allah as an ideal and a higher goal.

This Palestinian man just lost his wife and children, yet he is handing out candy “for the souls of the Martyrs,” while praising Allah. 

As Palestinian Media Watch has reported, Palestinian kids play “the Martyr game,” carrying each other around pretending they are dead “Martyrs” and “Allah’s beloved.” For decades they have been told that their destiny is “Martyrdom” and that dying for “Palestine” is better than graduating and “the path to excellence”. Parents have been expected to express joy over losing their children.

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Text on screen: "A Palestinian man distributes candies after his wife and children died as Martyrs."

Man: "There is no God but Allah, Allahu Akbar! (i.e., “Allah is greatest.”)

We, our sons and daughters are dead. And we [also] want to die now. We want to die now. No uprooting. Do you [Israel] want to attack Al-Shifaa [Hospital]? Attack! … We are carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict over land claimed to be Islamic) from today and forever. This is our land. "

Interviewer: "Why did you distribute candies?"

Man: "Because all my children and my wife died as Martyrs. I have only one son left… These are candies for the souls of the Martyrs."

[Al-Jazeera (Arabic), Twitter, Oct. 24, 2023]

Hamas war on Israel October 2023 - At least 1,200 Israelis, including over 1,000 civilians, were murdered and over 4,800 wounded, in addition to approximately 244 who were abducted into the Gaza Strip (including 110 later released or liberated and at least 26 later killed), in a Hamas terror war that began when approximately 3,000 Hamas terrorists broke through Israel's security fence at the Gaza Strip border and launched a surprise attack, taking control of several Israeli towns and attacking a music festival on the Jewish holiday of Simchat Torah, which fell on the Sabbath, Oct. 7, 2023. During the massacre the terrorists tortured, raped, shot, beheaded, and burned their victims alive, murdering entire families and leaving at least 21 children without parents. Hamas terrorists also fired at least 5,000 rockets at Israeli population centers. In response, Israel launched Operation Iron Swords to counter the Hamas terror threat. Hezbollah terrorists in Lebanon joined Hamas' terror war starting from the following day, attacking Israel from the north. Occasional rocket launches and shootings continued from Lebanon throughout the war. A ceasefire and prisoner exchange deal began on Nov. 24, 2023, in which Israel agreed to release 150 terrorist prisoners, pause drone surveillance in the Gaza Strip, and allow movement between the northern and southern Gaza Strip, in return for 50 Israeli female and child hostages held by Hamas. The deal was subsequently extended with additional releases, until Hamas violated the agreement and resumed attacking on Dec. 1, 2023