PA official: Mothers teach daughters that Martyrdom is wedding
PA TV interview:
Sana Aida, Official of PA Ministry Social Affairs: "Any woman who is told, 'Your son was run over and died,' is shocked, grieves, cries, gets sick, and has a nervous breakdown. But if we tell her, 'Your son became a Shahid (Martyr),' she makes sounds of joy, [meaning:] 'Don't comfort me; bless me, give out drinks.' They consider him a groom."
PA TV Host: "He is a groom."
Sana Aida: "This is the Palestinian mother. She passes it on. If you say to little girls, 'Your brother is a Shahid,' they will say, 'He is a groom.' She passes it on to her children, daughters and granddaughters."