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Mother eulogizes terrorist son who rammed car into 5 Israelis

Headline: “Martyr Shahin – when blood flowed the strawberries had not yet ripened”

“All words are meaningless in the face of a mother speaking of the last moments of her Martyr (Shahid) son, especially this time, when the Martyr is the ‘King of the Strawberries!’ And especially in light of the fact that he exchanged the path of the Nablus market for the path of Martyrdom. Suleiman Shahin, 22, from El-Bireh, separated from his family and friends on his special path, and left in their hands first and foremost the responsibility for Palestine, ‘his daughter and his homeland!’

The Martyr’s mother did not stop crying during the interview with the Wattan news agency, and talked of the plans of her son Suleiman, the most beloved to her of her 9 children, 5 daughters and 4 sons, as he did not at all make light of her tears and moments of sorrow, and would not leave for work without her consent.

She says: ‘When Muhannad Halabi died as a Martyr (i.e., murderer of 2), he [Suleiman] asked me why the Martyrs’ mothers cry out in joy at their sons’ funerals. I could not find an answer for him, and afterwards he continued: ‘Will you cry out in joy when I die as a Martyr?’

Martyr Shahin’s mother emphasized that Suleiman often put the care for his daughter Palestine, who was not yet seven months old, in her hands, and always told her that he wanted her [Palestine] to be educated, upright, and religious… Like every groom on his wedding day (i.e., here this refers to day of “Martyrdom”), Martyr Suleiman insisted on shaving his hair, making peace with his friends, and asking after his sister. And the news of his death as a Martyr shocked his childhood friends, who heard the news through the media like everyone else.

Suleiman sped the reddening of the strawberries, exchanging them with his blood before they were ripe. Will the strawberry purchasers remember the King of the Strawberries, Suleiman, after some months?

It should be noted that Suleiman ascended [to Heaven] as a Martyr after he rammed 4 soldiers with his car yesterday [Nov. 10, 2015] at the Tapuach junction.”

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Suleiman’s mother: “When that one, Muhannad Halabi (i.e., murderer of 2), died, he [Suleiman] said to me: ‘I have a question.’ I said to him: ‘What?’ He said to me: Why does the Martyr’s mother cry out in joy when he dies as a Martyr?’ I said: ‘I do not know. Allah should be pleased by you and direct you on the straight path.’ He asked: ‘Will you cry out in joy for me?’ I said: ‘I wish, I do not know how to cry out in joy.’”

Suleiman Shihan – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist who rammed his car into 5 Israelis, including a pregnant woman, and injured them at Tapuach junction, near Nablus, on Nov. 8, 2015. He was shot and killed by Israeli border policemen.

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."