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Bethlehem Municipality honors female suicide bombers

Headline: “The city of Bethlehem paid tribute to its district’s female Martyrs.”
     “Yesterday Bethlehem Municipality hosted a ceremony honoring the district’s female Martyrs (Shahids). The ceremony was organized by the National Association of Palestinian Martyrs’ Families” on the occasion of Palestinian Martyrs’ Day.
Bethlehem mayor Vera Baboun said that the existence of Palestinian female Martyrs is very significant to everything having to do with a woman’s role in all aspects of life. She made clear that there are more than 20 female Martyrs from the Bethlehem District.
Bethlehem District Governor Abdel Fattah Hamayil said: ‘The Martyrs’ victory began to be realized through the declaration of Palestinian statehood, in spite of all the efforts to eradicate the Palestinian identity.’ …  At the end of the ceremony, tribute was paid to the families of the female Martyrs of the district … (among them) Ayyat Al-Akhras… and Andalib Khalil Muhammad Suleiman.”
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Note: Ayyat Al-Akhras - At the age of 17, she became the youngest female Palestinian suicide bomber. She killed 2 Israelis and injured 28 in a suicide bombing near a Jerusalem supermarket on March 29, 2002.
Andalib Khalil Muhammad Suleiman – suicide bomber who killed six and wounded more than 80 in her attack on Jerusalem’s Mahaneh Yehuda outdoor market in April 2002.

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