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From Mom to Martyr: For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas
ABCNEWS ^ | Jan. 14 | Hilary Brown

Posted on 01/14/2004 7:31:19 PM PST by jgrubbs

J E R U S A L E M, Jan. 14— A young Palestinian woman made history of sorts today in the 3-year-old Arab uprising against Israeli occupation. She killed four Israelis in a suicide bomb attack at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip.

Reem Raiyshi, 22, managed to get right inside the border security office with a bomb belt under her clothes. According to the Israeli military, she calmly told soldiers she had a metal splint in her leg that would set off their detector. As she was taken to a special room for a personal search, she blew herself up.

"I heard the explosion," said an Israeli bus driver."Then I saw body parts everywhere."

Three Israeli soldiers and a security guard were killed. The blast also injured seven other people, including some Palestinians.

In a video released by the militant group Hamas, Raiyshi said she had wanted to be a suicide bomber since she was 16 years old.

"I was hoping to be the first woman, where parts of my body can fly everywhere," she said in Arabic on the tape, smiling. "I'm taking revenge against the Jews."

Raiyshi was not the first woman to detonate herself for the Palestinian cause, but she is the first mother. She was married, from a well-to-do family, with a 3-year-old son and an 18-month-old daughter.

She is also the first woman to be used by Hamas for a suicide attack. The militant Islamic group has always said that only men should fight — until now. Now it says holy war is the duty of all Muslims, men and women..

Choosing a Cause Over Her Children

At the checkpoint where Raiyshi blew herself up, about 6,000 Palestinian workers are allowed to pass each day to work in Israeli factories. After the attack, Palestinians were quickly rounded up. Authorities said the border would re-open Thursday, but with even tougher security.

"An incident like this will not help us to be more cooperative with the Palestinians," said an Israel military commander.

Within hours of the bombing, a mourning tent went up in Gaza City to prepare for a huge funeral Thursday for Reem Raiyshi.

Relatives say they can't understand how she could abandon her children.

"I love them," Raiyshi said in her video. "Only God knows how much I love them."

But it seems she loved martyrdom more.


TOPICS: Breaking News; Foreign Affairs; Israel
KEYWORDS: femalebombers; homocidebomb; israel; palestinian; suicidebomb
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Here is the headline from the Irish Times:

'It was always my wish to turn my body into deadly shrapnel'

http://www.ireland.com/newspaper/front/2004/0115/2905338016HM1HAUGHEY.html

1 posted on 01/14/2004 7:31:20 PM PST by jgrubbs
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To: jgrubbs
Now tell me again why certain cultures in the Middle East haven't invented any new technology or contributed anything to advancing medicine in the last thousand years or so...
2 posted on 01/14/2004 7:35:05 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: jgrubbs
Islam, the religion of families in peace.
3 posted on 01/14/2004 7:35:10 PM PST by Woodstock (<------- is a BIRD)
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To: jgrubbs
One of Howard the Coward's "soldiers" I take it.
4 posted on 01/14/2004 7:38:10 PM PST by Az Joe
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To: Woodstock
Islam, the religion of families in peace.

Islam, the religion of families in little pieces.

5 posted on 01/14/2004 7:39:58 PM PST by Ken522
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To: jgrubbs
A Palestinian medical staffer shows photographers the wrapped body of suicide bomber Reem Saleh al-Riyashi at the Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza City(AFP/Mahmud Hams)
Wed Jan 14, 3:36 PM ET
AFP

A Palestinian medical staffer shows photographers the wrapped body of suicide bomber Reem Saleh al-Riyashi at the Shifa hospital morgue in Gaza City(AFP/Mahmud Hams)

Palestinian medical workers carry pieces of the remains of female suicide bomber Reem Raiyshi, 21, into the morgue at Shifa Hospital after the body was handed over by Israeli authorities in Gaza City, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004. Raiyshi blew herself up Wednesday at the major crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing at least four Israelis and wounding seven other people, Israeli rescue services and media said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)
Wed Jan 14, 1:22 PM ET
AP

Palestinian medical workers carry pieces of the remains of female suicide bomber Reem Raiyshi, 21, into the morgue at Shifa Hospital after the body was handed over by Israeli authorities in Gaza City, Wednesday, Jan. 14, 2004. Raiyshi blew herself up Wednesday at the major crossing point between Israel and the Gaza Strip, killing at least four Israelis and wounding seven other people, Israeli rescue services and media said. (AP Photo/Kevin Frayer)

Why are they giving the pieces of the beatch to the "faithful" for relics? I hope at least they mixed in some pork rinds.


6 posted on 01/14/2004 7:40:30 PM PST by Alouette (Proud parent of an IDF recruit!)
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To: jgrubbs
ABC is proterrorist. The terrorist here is portrayed as a hero.

Meanwhile, ABC continuously reports hints so that terrorists in Iraq can murder American military.

Jennings-Ashwari and Terrorist Abu Arafat:
"In our opinion, America must learn to obey our beloved Peter Jennings,
who actually took the time to sleep with both of us."


7 posted on 01/14/2004 7:40:40 PM PST by Diogenesis (If you mess with one of us, you mess with all of us)
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To: jgrubbs
For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas

By definition, she could only do it once.

8 posted on 01/14/2004 7:40:50 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (2004: The Neocons vs. The Neocoms)
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To: Jeff Chandler
It means this is the first time a mother has done a suicide bombing.
9 posted on 01/14/2004 7:42:39 PM PST by jgrubbs
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To: Diogenesis
A very important reminder! Thank you.
10 posted on 01/14/2004 7:45:48 PM PST by Woodstock (<------- is a BIRD)
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To: jgrubbs
Isn't it ironic that it is the Israelis who practice "Christian love" by "turning the other cheek" to these atrocities. They would be fully justified in blowing up every pro-terrorist meeting, demonstration, newspaper, radio station, and school. They have the means, and they are reluctantly developing the attitude. Like the USA, the Israelis are not fighting fire with fire, or even water. But, Never Again.
11 posted on 01/14/2004 7:50:11 PM PST by tarheal
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To: jgrubbs
Relatives say they can't understand how she could abandon her children.

I can't either unless they threaten to kill them if she didn't cooperate.

12 posted on 01/14/2004 7:50:55 PM PST by shiva
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To: jgrubbs
I hope they take away her children and have them raised as jews.
13 posted on 01/14/2004 7:52:18 PM PST by Nateman (Socialism first, cancer second.)
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To: jgrubbs
Never has an over pressure wave, so touched me...

Without being an innocent person blown to bits, that is.


14 posted on 01/14/2004 7:52:28 PM PST by BiffWondercat
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Reem Raiyshi

reem

\Reem\ (r?m), n. [Heb.] (Zo["o]l.) The Hebrew name of a horned wild animal, probably the Urus.

15 posted on 01/14/2004 7:55:41 PM PST by Consort
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To: jgrubbs
does she get 72 virgins? ... the Religion of Peace brought to you in living dying color by Yasser Arafat and his multiple terrorist organizations ...
16 posted on 01/14/2004 8:01:52 PM PST by Bobby777
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To: Nateman
First time I heard someone propose a retaliatory measure that might actually be effective!

17 posted on 01/14/2004 8:13:54 PM PST by TheConservator
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To: jgrubbs
Oh!

; )
18 posted on 01/14/2004 8:15:54 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (2004: The Neocons vs. The Neocoms)
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To: jgrubbs
"We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us" Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel
19 posted on 01/14/2004 8:51:16 PM PST by xm177e2 (Stalinists, Maoists, Ba'athists, Pacifists: Why are they always on the same side?)
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To: Consort
Harry Reems - Porn Star, Late 70's....

20 posted on 01/14/2004 8:56:10 PM PST by BiffWondercat
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To: xm177e2
"We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us"
Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel

Succinct. As I bless my sleeping son before I lay my tired head down tonight, her words will echo in my head. God bless.
21 posted on 01/14/2004 9:09:44 PM PST by mplsconservative (I'm a South Dakota native, and darned ashamed of it, well, just the Tommy Daschle part.)
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To: jgrubbs
"I was hoping to be the first woman, where parts of my body can fly everywhere," she said in Arabic on the tape, smiling. "I'm taking revenge against the Jews."

In a sane world, U.S., and perhaps NATO troops would be busy demolishing Arab homes in the West Bank, and moving Arabs into Jordan; arresting the entire P.A., PLO, Tanzim, Fatah and Hamas leaderships and shipping them off to The Hague; and recognizing Israel's complete sovreignty over all "occupied territories". But we live in an insane world, so we fight like hell to insure that almost unfathomable monsters such as this "mother", and her brethren, will be given a STATE to reward them for their mass murder, genocidal racism, and terrorism.

22 posted on 01/14/2004 9:34:26 PM PST by montag813
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To: shiva
I can't either unless they threaten to kill them if she didn't cooperate.

Huh? No one had to pressure this homicidal maniac. She was gleeful! SMILING in her PR video as she predicted how her body parts would fly through the air. These people are villains beyond belief. Beyond fiction. Utterly demonic.

23 posted on 01/14/2004 9:39:05 PM PST by montag813
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To: jgrubbs
One way to stop this would be to take the remains of dead terrorists, grind them up, mix them with hog slop, and feed them to pigs.

Film the whole procedure, televise far and wide.

There would be very few of these islamists who would risk such a fate. The superstitious dread that islamists have of pigs would cause many to give up terror, lest their remains be turned into pig-poo.

24 posted on 01/14/2004 9:40:18 PM PST by LibKill ("Two crossed, dead, Frenchmen emblazoned on a mound of dead Frenchmen.")
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To: Southack
Because they're nihilists?
25 posted on 01/14/2004 9:48:26 PM PST by The Westerner
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To: The Westerner
Oh heavens no! Nihilists don't believe in any purpose to life. On the other hand, cultures in the Middle East certainly believe that they have a purpose (e.g. to serve Allah).

No, my point was more along the lines that acting so stupidly as a mother who would orphan her own children was not the sort of mentality to be inventing new technology and new medicine...

26 posted on 01/14/2004 9:52:57 PM PST by Southack (Media bias means that Castro won't be punished for Cuban war crimes against Black Angolans in Africa)
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To: jgrubbs
"I was hoping to be the first woman, where parts of my body can fly everywhere,"

Hey isn't this the "life long" dream of all?

The average I.Q. of the world just increased sharply today.

27 posted on 01/14/2004 10:16:17 PM PST by EGPWS
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To: jgrubbs
She was married and from a well-to-do family. Why are they not being named and examined? She was a daughter, and wife and then a mother. But, apparently, through it all, at least since she was 16 years old, she was also seriously mentally disturbed.
28 posted on 01/14/2004 10:24:09 PM PST by ValerieUSA
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To: jgrubbs
Islam is an insane murder cult.
29 posted on 01/14/2004 10:31:49 PM PST by Travis McGee (How do you know who is a moderate muslim? He is holding the remote control detonator.)
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To: Travis McGee
A Dream Nightmare Come True... For what? Peace?

Murder cults do exist... and religions that nurture & encourage them must be held accountable.

A video image shows Palestinian suicide bomber Reem al-Reyashi in an undated video released on January 14, 2004. The mother of two blew herself up at the main border crossing between Israel and the Gaza Strip (news - web sites) Wednesday, killing four Israelis and wounding seven people. The militant Islamic group Hamas and the al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades claimed joint responsibility for the suicide bombing, which they said was to avenge Israel's killing of Palestinians, and vowed to escalate attacks. Photo by Reuters (Handout) Smiling at times in a videotape that showed her cradling a rifle, 22-year-old Reem Al-Reyashi said she had dreamed since she was 13 of 'becoming a martyr' and dying for her people. REUTERS/HO

30 posted on 01/14/2004 10:44:45 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi Mac ...... FoR California Propositions/Initiatives info.. Check Muh Profile.. Developing)
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To: ValerieUSA
She is not memtally disturbed. She was true to her faith...as she believed it. That is what makes her so dangerous.
31 posted on 01/14/2004 10:46:07 PM PST by Conservababe
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To: jgrubbs
A martyr is not one who commits suicide and murder for their faith; but one who dies (is killed by someone else) rather than renounce their faith.
32 posted on 01/14/2004 10:48:13 PM PST by Gal.5:1
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To: NormsRevenge
If that's not the picture of an insane murder cultist, I don't know what it is.
33 posted on 01/14/2004 10:50:31 PM PST by Travis McGee (Radical Islam is an insane murder cult, "moderate" Islam is its Trojan Horse in the West.)
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To: jgrubbs
What a bunch of uncivilized animals. I won't even bother posting what I think should happen to the families of homicide bombers. Let's say it's not a trip to DisneyWorld.
34 posted on 01/14/2004 10:55:50 PM PST by Fledermaus (Please Mr. Bush, don't make me a one issue voter based totally on the war on Islamic fascism.)
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To: jgrubbs
At this very moment, since there's certainly no evidence that she ever called on Christ, we must assume she is in the depths of hell, where she has plenty of time to reflect on her life, her children, her death. When ten thousand years have passed, she will have just as much time still in front of her. Scary, scary thought.

MM
35 posted on 01/15/2004 12:09:02 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: jgrubbs
"And [Ishmael] shall be a wild ass of a man, his hand against all and everyone's hand against him..." Genesis 16:12 MText

36 posted on 01/15/2004 12:11:23 AM PST by sully777 (We have need of history, not to fall back on, but to see if we can escape from it--Ortega Y Gasset)
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To: jgrubbs
In a few days this piece of dog feces will be completely forgotten by everybody except her family. Nice work, Mommy. Good riddance.
37 posted on 01/15/2004 12:13:33 AM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: Diogenesis; Alouette; dennisw; Simcha7; 2sheep; yonif
3-year-old Arab uprising

That about sums it up. This is one big cry baby temper tantrum. Toddler theatrics. Only instead of rolling around and screaming on the floor, these mental midgets kill and maim.

Civilized people often wonder how this culture of death can be so barbaric. While it is true that they are diligently seeking the death of as many Jews as they can murder, one wonders how sons and daughters (and now mothers) are willing to off themselves for the cause. Okay they are insane, but...

It may be, that the Pali women aren't too far different than that nut Andrea Yates. They have these stinking husbands who control everything that they do, and there seems to be no escape. Sooo, for the mothers who praise the suicide-bomber sons, they may be truly happy, because in their minds that's just one less seed of Satan (offspring of their charming husbands) in the world. Plus they celebrate the taking out those "seed of Satan" Jews. For this mother, it's the ticket away from the husband.

The entire "culture" is a self destructive time bomb. I just wish they'd be content to drink their Pali Koolaid out in the desert somewhere and leave everyone else alone.

38 posted on 01/15/2004 2:29:54 AM PST by Thinkin' Gal
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To: MississippiMan
Not to go flying off on a "faith vs. works" tangent BUT:

there's certainly no evidence that she ever called on Christ, we must assume she is in the depths of hell

Since there's no evidence that any of her victims ever called on Christ, should we assume that they are in the depths of hell also?

39 posted on 01/15/2004 5:14:34 AM PST by Alouette (Proud parent of an IDF recruit!)
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To: Nateman
Her children, husband parents and brothers and sisters should be dropped from 1,000 feet onto the Hamas headquarters.
A similar fate should be offered the families of every bomber.
40 posted on 01/15/2004 7:19:23 AM PST by ozdragon
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To: xm177e2
"We will have peace with the Arabs when they love their children more than they hate us" Golda Meir, former Prime Minister of Israel

I was about to post the exact quote from Ms. Meir. How true, and how sad.

This is also an example as to why the TSA needs to continue to scrutinize all air travelers even if the person does not fall within the traditional terrorist profile. These pukes will stop at nothing to kill us even if it means strapping a bomb to their own children or grandma in a wheel chair.

41 posted on 01/15/2004 7:31:40 AM PST by Labyrinthos
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To: jgrubbs
The militant Islamic group has always said that only men should fight — until now. Now it says holy war is the duty of all Muslims, men and women..

They must be running low on male morons.

42 posted on 01/15/2004 7:38:02 AM PST by Sloth ("I feel like I'm taking crazy pills!" -- Jacobim Mugatu, 'Zoolander')
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To: Alouette
Since there's no evidence that any of her victims ever called on Christ, should we assume that they are in the depths of hell also?

If they didn't, yes. There is of course special redemption in God's plan for the people of Israel, but I've never seen anything in the Bible to indicate it extends beyond the grave.

MM

43 posted on 01/15/2004 7:45:34 AM PST by MississippiMan
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To: jgrubbs
For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas

^^^
Methinks it will be her last time, as well.
44 posted on 01/15/2004 7:48:49 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: Travis McGee
...insane murder cultist..

&&
Not insane, just evil-- at the Devil's call.
45 posted on 01/15/2004 7:55:25 AM PST by Bigg Red (Never again trust Democrats with national security!)
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To: MississippiMan
At this very moment, since there's certainly no evidence that she ever called on Christ, we must assume she is in the depths of hell, where she has plenty of time to reflect on her life, her children, her death. When ten thousand years have passed, she will have just as much time still in front of her. Scary, scary thought.

Unless, of course, you are wrong and she is right. Now THERE'S a scary thought. Then again, maybe you're both wrong.

46 posted on 01/15/2004 7:56:19 AM PST by RoughDobermann (Nuke the site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure.)
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To: jgrubbs
From Mom to Martyr: For First Time, Palestinian Mother Turns Suicide Bomber for Hamas

This really burns my @$$. It should read: "From Mom to MURDERER."

47 posted on 01/15/2004 8:02:04 AM PST by Luke Skyfreeper
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To: shiva
I can't either unless they threaten to kill them if she didn't cooperate.

That was my thought...

48 posted on 01/15/2004 8:05:17 AM PST by Eala (Sacrificing tagline fame for... TRAD ANGLICAN RESOURCE PAGE: http://eala.freeservers.com/anglican)
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To: Eala
Bull, I saw her smiling on the video the sick (insert John F'ing Kerry word here)made before blowing herself up. There is only one roadmap to peace and it isn't for the weak of heart.
49 posted on 01/15/2004 8:25:03 AM PST by DeathfromBelow
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To: jgrubbs
It means this is the first time a mother has done a suicide bombing.

Israel should take her kids and adopt them out to ultra-orthodox Jews.

50 posted on 01/15/2004 8:34:43 AM PST by night reader
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