PA TV honors terrorist who placed a bomb in a movie theater
PA TV news reader: "In Cairo, the Council of Egyptian and Palestinian Women in cooperation with the Union of Palestinian Women honored Fatima Barnawi, Fatah’s first female prisoner in the occupation's prisons."
PA TV narrator: "[She is] an honor to the world’s female fighters and proof that the Palestinian woman is always a role model and example and a pioneer of sacrifice. She is the Al-Khansa of our time (i.e., 7th cent. poet who celebrated her 4 sons' deaths in battle)..."
PA TV reporter: "More than honoring the Palestinian fighter this is an honor for the [Palestinian] cause. Fatima Barnawi became a positive symbol of the Palestinian woman. She dedicated her life and sacrificed her youth to see her land liberated, and no doubt she will, even if it takes a long time."
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Note: Fatima Barnawi placed a bomb in a movie theater in Jerusalem in 1967 in an attempt to blow it up. The bomb failed to explode. She was sentenced to life imprisonment but was released in 1977 after serving 10 years.
Al-Khansa - an Arab woman and poet from the earliest period of Islam (7th century) famous and honored in Islamic tradition for sending her four sons to battle and rejoicing when they all died as Martyrs. She has been lauded by the PA and often presented as a role model for mothers.
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