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PA officials honor mothers of Martyrs and ‎prisoners

Official PA TV News reported on an event held ‎by the Commission of Prisoners and Released ‎Prisoners' Affairs in honor of prisoners’ ‎mothers in Ramallah, on the occasion of ‎Mothers’ Day. ‎
Um Nasser Abu Hmeid: “Nasser [is serving] ‎seven life sentences and 50 years, Sharif – ‎four, Nasser – five and Muhammad [is serving] ‎two life sentences and 30 years. They have ‎been in prison for 13 years.”‎
Chairman of the PA-funded Prisoners' Club ‎Qadura Fares: “The Palestinian nation honors ‎the woman fighting alongside her son as much ‎as it honors Jihad fighters and those who fight ‎against the occupation. We would like to tell ‎those mothers that we are one family, [we] ‎who fight for freedom, we are all one family.”‎
District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh ‎Laila Ghannam: “We honor the patient, ‎fighting mothers who feel pride, in spite of their ‎wounds, because they believe this homeland ‎deserves their loved ones, their sons.”‎
Official PA TV reporter: “Not far away, Majid ‎Faraj, head of the [Palestinian] General ‎Intelligence Service, honored mothers of ‎Martyrs (Shahids) and prisoners of the ‎intelligence establishment, for their pioneering ‎role… Here Palestinian mothers stand firm in ‎spite of their wounds and the burden on their ‎shoulders. The ‘Al-Khansas’ of Palestine have ‎sacrificed their sons as prisoners of the ‎homeland, and they [share] one sense of ‎pride.”‎

Note: 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 rejoiced ‎when they all died as Martyrs. She has been ‎lauded by the PA and often presented as a role ‎model for mothers.‎
Muhammad Abu Hmeid is serving 2 life ‎sentences and 30 years for involvement in ‎terror attacks.‎
Nasser Abu Hmeid was a commander of the ‎Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military ‎wing) in Ramallah and is serving 7 life ‎sentences and 50 years for killing 7 Israeli ‎civilians and 12 attempted murders. ‎
Nasr Abu Hmeid was a member of Tanzim ‎‎(Fatah terror faction) and is serving 5 life ‎sentences for involvement in two terror attacks ‎and arms dealing.‎
Sharif Abu Hmeid was a member of one of his ‎brothers' units that carried out terror attacks ‎against civilians and soldiers. He is serving 4 ‎life sentences for accompanying a suicide ‎bomber to his attack in March 2002.‎

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