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Hamas TV Extolls Female Suicide Bombers and Jihadis: Mothers Urge Sons to Seek Martyrdom
MEMRI TV ^ | April 28, 2011 | Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

Posted on 05/03/2011 5:48:44 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Following are excerpts from a Hamas TV program about Palestinian female suicide bombers, which aired on Al-Aqsa TV on April 28, 2011:

Hamas Minister of Women's Affairs Jamila Al-Shanti: Palestinian society is, by nature, a society of resistance. Resistance does not mean only the bearing of arms. The people who aid those who bear arms are sometimes even stronger than them. The [Palestinian] woman is the wife of a resistance fighter, or the mother of resistance fighters, or else she herself is on the frontline, or she opens her home to resistance fighters. She is capable of doing everything. During the incursions [into Gaza], the women fought in every way possible. They confronted the tanks, they confronted the Zionist enemy.

All means of resistance are available to women. In addition, we have a long list of female martyrdom-seekers. Need I say more? If you do the math, the number of male martyrdom-seekers is twice the number of female martyrdom-seekers. So the number of female martyrdom seekers is hardly insignificant.

What does the number of martyrdom women tell us? It means that the women have not left the dangerous places. The women who live along the border did not leave their homes. They say: "The resistance is here. If I leave, the Zionist enemy will be able to isolate the resistance fighters." So the women remained in their homes, and serve as shields for these fighters.

Resistance consists of many things, one of which is the bearing of arms – and women bear arms as well. The women are at the service of the military operations and the resistance. There is no realm to which they are denied entry.

Interviewer: So nothing prevents them from taking part in military operations in the future.

Jamila Al-Shanti: We have told the women that each and every one of them should train, with the help of her son or husband, so that she is ready for any operation.

Interviewer: Is there a way for women to undergo military training?

Jamila Al-Shanti: They can do it the way I said – through their husbands and sons. However, opening military training camps for women is not a trivial thing.


Reporter: The Palestinian woman has not been absent from the fronts of Jihad, from the battle for regaining the homeland. This is the Palestinian fighter Afaf Ubeid, who has brought great courage to the struggle. She has her eyes set on a single target – the liberation of her homeland from the fifth of the occupation. The fighter Afaf, who has not been blessed by Allah with sons, whom she could sacrifice for the homeland, has decided to take their place.

Afaf Ubeid: I waged Jihad myself because there was no one to do so on my behalf. Every Palestinian woman wants to wage Jihad.

Reporter: This demonstrates the image of the Palestinian woman, who is capable of undergoing the toughest of battles, while living in the harshest conditions, in order to preserve her identity as a fighter. As the saying goes, hardship measures the essence of men – and, if I may say so, of women too –especially if the hardship plagues the homeland of Palestine.

Afaf Ubeid: I cannot have enough of the struggle. A true fighter cannot leave the struggle even after 100 years, even if she is confined to a wheelchair.

A woman may sit up all night to embroider, so she can raise her children, and when they have become young men, she sacrifices them as martyrs for the sake of Palestine.


Reporter: The phenomenon of female Palestinian martyrdom-seekers characterized the Jihad activity of women in the Al-Aqsa Intifada. They believed in the justice of the cause for which they were fighting, and they have written a new chapter in the book of the conflict.

Among them were: Wafa Idris, Dareen Abu Aisha, Hanadi Jaradat, Ayat Al-Akjras, Andaleeb Taqatqa, Hiba Sa'id Daraghmeh, Nora Shalhoub, Ilham Al-Dasouqi, Reem Al-Riyashi, who was the first female martyrdom-seeker from the 'Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and finally, Hajja Fatima Al-Najjar, who joined the female martyrdom-seekers.

Even though women were conspicuous in their absence in the early days of martyrdom operations, the mothers of martyrdom-seekers demonstrated unparalleled stances. The mother of the martyrdom –seeker would know her son's whereabouts, and he would call her to get her approval. She would know that he was going to commit martyrdom, and she would wish him success. He would talk to her, perhaps saying: "Mother, the time has come for me to meet Allah," and she would say to him: "Away you go to Paradise, my son."


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: alaqsatv; hamas; hamastv; plo
Video at link.

1 posted on 05/03/2011 5:48:49 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Yikes....that honey would strip chrome off of a good steel bumper....she’s plain ugly!

2 posted on 05/03/2011 6:05:43 PM PDT by pointsal
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3 posted on 05/03/2011 6:06:02 PM PDT by DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis (Want to make $$$? It's easy! Use FR as a platform to pimp your blog for hits!!!)
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To: DeoVindiceSicSemperTyrannis

Ah, the young !

They BLOW UP so fast !

4 posted on 05/03/2011 8:17:31 PM PDT by Senormechanico
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