maandag 10 januari 2011

Palestijnse families trots op hun martelaren

 
"Today he is a groom. I've sounded a joyous cry. He is a groom. He wanted to become a Martyr for a long time. When I told him: 'Find a job,' he said: 'I want to be a Martyr.'"
 
"By Allah, we welcome every Martyr as if he were a groom among us."
"If I were young and could bear children who would fight the way my children fought, and another generation of my children could arise, I would do it," said a mother of one Shahid (Martyr) and five prisoners, expressing pride in her children.
 
"I know that my son, praise Allah, died as a Shahid, and all the glory and honor is that my son is a Shahid."
 
 
Aldus de vrouwen of andere familieleden van omgekomen Palestijnen over hun dierbaren en hun verlies. Terecht wordt wel relativerend opgemerkt dat die vrouwen dat voor de bühne zeggen en later, als de camera's en de mensen van Hamas/Fatah die hun sympathie betuigden weg zijn, men heel anders praat, en men net als wij rouwt om het verlies van een dierbare. Dat neem ik onmiddelijk aan. Maar dat laat onverlet dat de geaccepteerde manier om in de Palestijnse maatschappij te reageren op het verlies van dierbaren in de strijd tegen Israel niet is om dit te betreuren, om te rouwen, maar dat je trots moet zijn op deze 'martelaren' en je vereerd moet voelen dat ook jij een martelaar heb grootgebracht. Het is een zieke mentaliteit en cultuur, en het zal deze vrouwen ook zeker niet helpen om het verlies te verwerken. Uiteraard brengt het ook de vrede geen stap verder, waardoor men inderdaad nog vele 'martelaren' te betreuren, sorry, te eren zal hebben.
 
RP
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PMW Bulletin - Jan. 9, 2011

 
Martyrs and terrorist prisoners source of pride for Palestinian families
http://palwatch.org/main.aspx?fi=157&doc_id=4119

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Dying as a Martyr for Allah - becoming a Shahid - continues to be presented as a positive achievement in Palestinian society. As documented by Palestinian Media Watch, for years the Palestinian Authority has promoted Martyrdom as an ultimate value and goal both to adults and children. Still today, aspiring to become a "Martyr" is considered an honor and praised by society. Often the death and funeral of a "Martyr" is referred to as a wedding and he himself is considered a "groom" who marries the virgins of Paradise.

When a Palestinian was killed by Israel last week while placing a landmine by the security fence in the southern part of the Gaza Strip, a female relative explained:
"Today he is a groom. I've sounded a joyous cry. He is a groom. He wanted to become a Martyr for a long time. When I told him: 'Find a job,' he said: 'I want to be a Martyr.'" Click to see video

Emphasizing the idea of the "Martyr" becoming a groom, a woman earlier this year exclaimed on PA TV:
"By Allah, we welcome every Martyr as if he were a groom among us."

Parents who themselves have lost children, encourage others to also "sacrifice" their children. A mother of a "Martyr" said about her dead son: "Praise to Allah, he sought Martyrdom, and he achieved it. My message to every mother is to sacrifice her child for Palestine." Click to view

"If I were young and could bear children who would fight the way my children fought, and another generation of my children could arise, I would do it," said a mother of one Shahid (Martyr) and five prisoners, expressing pride in her children.

Another mother, whose son died in prison said: "I know that my son, praise Allah, died as a Shahid, and all the glory and honor is that my son is a Shahid."
All sources and translations below.

Palestinians who have killed Israelis or aided others in doing so, and who are serving time in Israeli prisons, are likewise considered heroes of Palestinian society.

Recently, the weekly PA TV program At the Fighter's Home chose to honor terrorist prisoner Sanaa Shehadeh by visiting her home and family. Shehadeh is serving 3 life sentences in prison for transporting a suicide terrorist to Jerusalem in 2002. Three civilians were killed and dozens wounded in the attack.
Her father told PA TV:

"I am proud of my daughter Sanaa, and say that she is a heroine... I call her the 'heroine of Jerusalem', and sometimes 'the heroine of Palestine'."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 22, 2010]

Previously PA TV had already honored prisoner Sanaa Shehadeh by visiting her home and broadcasting her two nieces singing her a song. Click to see PMW's report on her nieces singing her an anti-Israel war song. 

Last month, the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs chose to honor two prisoners, Sami Younis and Hadil Abu Turki. Sami Younis is convicted of planning and carrying out a kidnapping in 1980 of an Israeli soldier who was later killed. Hadil Abu Turki tried to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron in 2009. The PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, bestowed her family with an "award of honor" (see picture.)

The PA Minister for Prisoners' Affairs also recently decided to honor a woman because she is the mother of four sons who together are serving 18 life sentences in Israeli prisons for murdering 18 people.

PMW has documented the policy of the PA to honor terrorists by naming permanent structures and events after them in the report
From Terrorists to Role Models (pdf).

PMW has documented the
success of the PA's Shahada promotion, including parents celebrating their children's death.

Following are excerpts of various family members expressing pride and joy over their "Martyr" and prisoner family members:

PA TV News broadcast:
[Report on two Palestinians killed while attempting to lay landmines by the security fence in the southern part of the Gaza Strip.]
A family member of one of them:
"Today he is a groom. I've sounded a joyous cry. He is a groom. He wanted to become a Martyr for a long time. When I told him: 'Find a job,' he said: 'I want to be a Martyr.'"
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 26, 2010]

The weekly PA TV program At the Fighter's Home visits prisoner Sanaa Shehadeh's home. Shehadeh is serving 3 life sentences in an Israeli prison for transporting a suicide terrorist to Jerusalem in 2002. On PA TV, her father explained how proud he is of his daughter:
"I am proud of my daughter Sanaa, and say that she is a heroine... I call her the 'heroine of Al-Quds' [Jerusalem], and sometimes 'the heroine of Palestine'."
[PA TV (Fatah), Dec. 22, 2010]

Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs honors prisoners who killed Israelis and aided terrorists:
"Marking the anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Ministry of Prisoners' Affairs yesterday at the El-Bireh municipality honored the oldest prisoner in the occupation's prisons, Sami Younis (Abu Nader) from Ara, inside the Green Line, who is over 80, and the [youngest] female prisoner Hadil Abu Turki of Hebron (15). ... [Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa] Karake emphasized: 'Our position, in the Palestinian Authority, is that the prisoners of Jerusalem and of Palestine occupied in 1948 must be a basic and fundamental part of any political solution, and they must not remain outside of any agreement, as Israel wishes [them to], claiming that it regards them as Israeli citizens, while it denies them elementary civil rights.' Karake called upon those responsible on the Palestinian side for a prisoner exchange deal for Shalit, not to submit to the Israeli wishes, and to insist on including the prisoners of Jerusalem and Palestine occupied in 1948 in this deal."
[Al-Ayyam, Dec. 10, 2010]
Note: Hadil Abu Turki tried to stab an Israeli soldier in Hebron in 2009.
Sami Younis (Abu Nader) assaulted an Israeli soldier, took his weapon and killed him in 1980.

PA TV talk show Good Morning Jerusalem discusses attacks on prisoners.
Mother of a Shahid (Martyr) and five prisoners, Um Rafat Al-Isawi:
"If I were young and could bear children who would fight the way my children fought, and another generation of my children could arise, I would do it."
[PA TV (Fatah), Sept. 24, 2010]

As part of a report on the funeral of prisoner Raed Abu Hamad, who died in an Israel prison:
Mother of Abu Hamad: "I know that my son, praise Allah, died as a Shahid, and all the glory and honor is that my son is a Shahid."
[PA TV (Fatah), Apr. 19, 2010]

PA TV news report:
Mother upon news of son's death in an IDF airstrike: "We had always hoped for his [my son's] Martyrdom (Shahada), knowing he wanted to die as a Martyr (Shahid). Every time he went out, we would say to him, 'May Allah be with you.' We knew that he wanted to die as a Martyr. Praise to Allah, he sought Martyrdom, and he achieved it. My message to every mother is to sacrifice her child for Palestine.
Another woman: "By Allah, we welcome every Martyr as if he were a groom among us."
[PA TV (Fatah), Feb. 11, 2010]


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2 opmerkingen:

  1. Kun je uitleggen Ratna, waar dit denken van daan komt?
    Ik bedoel, deze "in de Palestijnse cultuur geaccepteerde manier van denken"?
    Denken dat je trots moet zijn op een zelfmoordterrorist of iemand, die op burgers een moord pleegt in de strijd tegen Israel.
    Dit is niet alleen in de "Palestijnse cultuur", maar geldt voor alle moslims en dan niet alleen tegen Israel, maar tegen de hele niet-moslim wereld.
    Van vitaal belang, waar dit denken vandaan komt en gelegitimeerd wordt.
    Laten we dit gewoon objectief uitzoeken en vaststellen.
    Ik lees graag je reactie,
    shalom,
    Ben Kok (joods-chr.pastor)

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  2. Hallo Ben Kok,
    Ik ben niet Ratna (al denken sommige rare geesten van wel), maar volgens vooraanstaande imams, schriftgeleerden en islamologen staat de islam (ook het salafisme) juist geen zelfmoordterrorisme toe.

    De eerste "moderne" zelfmoordaanslagen zouden door de Tamils in Sri Lanka zijn gepleegd, maar daarvoor waren er natuurlijk al de Japanse kamikaza-piloten en waarschijnlijk nog talloze andere voorbeelden te bedenken.
    Boze tongen beweren dat Samson de eerste zelfmoordterrorist was, maar dat is natuurlijk vloeken in de joods-christelijke kerk ;-)!

    Ik durf de stelling aan dat de meeste moslims gruwen van zelfmoordterroristen en aanslagen op burgers; moslims zijn net mensen.
    Wel heerst in de Arabische wereld nog grotendeels een primitieve cultuur van eer, trots en wraak, en de islam lijkt eerder een remmende kracht dan een verlichtende. Men grijpt terug op een fundamentalistische denkwijze uit angst of afkeer voor de moderniteit en het onzekere bestaan, en hun regeringen wakkeren dit deels aan om zelf in het zadel te blijven.

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