PA Ministry of Culture Glorifies Murderer of 29

Posted in Israel / Palestine | 23-Aug-05 | Author: Itamar Marcus and Barbara Croo| Source: Palestinian Media Watch

PA honors female terrorists, past and future

The Palestinian Authority (PA) and its newspapers continue to honor past and future female suicide terrorists.

Past Terrorist: Hanadi Jaradat

Hanadi Jaradat
Hanadi Jaradat
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 goal":

"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..."

She complains:

"O Hanadi..! The flag of the nation is not flying in the fields of Jihad."

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

Hamas' new female recruits, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 21, 2005
Hamas' new female recruits, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 21, 2005
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?"

[Dedication:]

"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!
Revenge calls!
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 launchers.

"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 Hamas]."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, August 21, 2005]

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