Glorifies Murderer of 29 PA Ministry of Culture - PA honors female terrorists, past and future (PMWPalestinian Media Watch) By Itamar Marcus and Barbara Crook 08/22/05)
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Past Terrorist: Hanadi Jaradat - The Palestinian Authority (PA) and
its newspapers continue to honor past and future female suicide
The PA´s Ministry of Culture released its "Book of the Month" today,
a poetry collection honoring suicide terrorist Hanadi Jaradat, who
murdered 29 Israelis. It was distributed as a special supplement in
the daily Al-Ayyam.
Entitled "What Did Hanadi Say?" the collection includes a poem
glorifying Jaradat´s act of suicide terror, calling it "the highest
... "O Hanadi! Shake the earth under the feet of the enemies! Blow
it up! Hanadi said: "It is the wedding of Hanadi the day when death
as a Martyr for Allah, becomes the highest goal."
The poem is dedicated to Jaradat (pictured), called "the Rose of
Palestine," who murdered 29 Jews and Arabs in a suicide bombing in a
Haifa restaurant in October 2003.
The poem criticizes the Arab nation for ignoring Jihad:
"Where is the [Arab] nation..? The armies hid, nothing left in the
field ... not the sound of Jihad, all of them, at the moment of
decision, surrender, obey the enemies..."
"O Hanadi..! The flag of the nation is not flying in the fields of
The poem ends as Hanadi takes the initiative:
"O Hanadi! Shake the earth under the feet of the enemies! Blow it
up! It is the wedding of Hanadi the day when death as a Martyr for
Allah, becomes the highest goal, that liberates my land."
[Al-Ayyam, August 22, 2005]
This glorification of a mass murderer was not a private enterprise,
but was published by the PA Ministry of Culture.
Future terrorists: New Hamas Woman Terror Brigade
In another example of honoring female terrorists, the PA´s official
daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, yesterday trumpeted the establishment by
Hamas of a brigade of aspiring female terrorists.
This picture of women training with American-made automatic rifles
was published, along with text describing the various roles for
which the women are in training.
Following is more text of the poem ´What Did Hanadi Say?´ and the Al-
Hayat Al-Jadida article on Hamas´ new recruits.
"What did Hanadi say?"
"To the Rose of Palestine, the Iris of [Mount] Carmel, the Martyr
for Allah Hanadi Jaradat"
What did Hanadi say
When she was told [her brother] Fadi died as a Matryr for Allah..?
Where is the [Arab] nation..?
The armies hid
Nothing left in the field
Save the hostile sound
Not Palestine that was once theirs
Not the sound of Jihad
All of them, at the moment of decision
Surrender, obey the enemies…
O Hanadi! O Hanadi!
She shouted: ´O the light of my eyes!
O my beloved, I long for Haifa´
O Hanadi! O Hanadi..!
The flag of the nation is not flying in the fields of Jihad
And the thieving enemy
Continues in his stubbornness...
O Hanadi! O Hanadi!
Shake the earth under the feet of the enemies!
Blow it up!
Hanadi said: ... ´It is my wedding
It is the wedding of Hanadi
The day when death as a Martyr for Allah becomes the highest goal
That liberates my land
["What Did Hanadi Say," PA Ministry of Culture Publication of the
Month Supplement, Al-Ayyam, August 22, 2005]
"Armed women troops in Al-Qassam brigades"
"Sources in Hamas revealed the existence of women military troops in
the Izzadin Al-Qassam brigades [the armed wing of Hamas]. This step
came after Al-Quds Brigades, the militant wing of the Islamic Jihad,
released eight months ago a video in which tens of women fighters
and martyrdom-seekers, dressed in a "loose" army uniform, were
practicing [using] all sorts of sophisticated weapons and missile
"The Palestinian Media Center reporter who met these troops said
that he underwent a full search and went through extreme security
measures before reaching the women´s training facility.
"According to sources in Al-Qassam brigades, this unit, which
consists of several Palestinian women civilians, is trained in using
all sorts of weapons that can be found inside the Gaza Strip, for
example Al-Qassam rockets...
"These women were training in groups. One group was trained to
prepare and plant explosives, another was trained using missile
launchers, another was trained using mortars, and another was
practicing an assault maneuver.
"A member of this unit said these women train for joining the
efforts of jihad and liberation.
"This woman, who was a spokeswoman for the unit, was wearing an army
uniform, and a veil covered her face, and she was carrying a machine
gun on her shoulder, and a gun on her hip.
"It is worth mentioning that the phenomenon of women militant troops
is unique among the Islamic movements. The militant role of women
was first revealed by the self-sacrificial actions carried out by
Hiba Al-Daraghma and Hanadi Jaradat of Al-Quds Brigades [of the
Islamic Jihad], and Reem Riyashi of Al-Qassam Brigades [of
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 21, 2005]
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