Mothers’ feelings when sons are martyred: “Palestine is one, the sons are many”
PA TV host: "Let’s talk about an issue that has been a point of discussion for many years, from the 1st and 2nd Intifada (i.e., Palestinian waves of violence against Israelis): The world’s attitude towards the Palestinian woman, as a woman devoid of maternal feelings who makes sounds of joy when her son dies as a Martyr, or when she loses her husband, etc…"
Women’s rights activist Amal Al-A’araj: "The Palestinian woman who makes sounds of joy for her Martyr son, was raised by a Palestinian woman greater than her in her love for the homeland and [the belief] that Palestine ‘is more precious than my sons.’ Palestine is one, the sons are many. I can give birth to 10 or 12, and I know people with 15, 16 and more, but Palestine is one. The land of Palestine is one..."
PA TV host: "So this does not mean that her sons are not precious to her, and that she is a mother devoid of emotion, right?"
Women’s rights activist: "Of course [not]."
PA TV host: "There is a great message."
Women’s rights activist: "We can all see that she cries first, and then makes sounds of joy. She has feelings. She makes sounds of joy because she accompanied her Martyr son who upheld the cause and defended his land. She witnessed the result of the values she instilled in her son. Nevertheless she makes sounds of joy while crying."
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