November 2, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 10294

Former Jordanian Minister About Palestinian Terrorist 'Uday Al-Tamimi: He Is A Fearless Hero Who Brought Joy To Millions

November 2, 2022
Jordan, Palestine | Special Dispatch No. 10294

In an article published in the Jordanian daily Al-Dustour and in the Qatari daily Al-Watan, Muhammad Daoudia, a former  Jordanian minister and current chairman of the Al-Dustour's editorial board, praised Palestinian terrorist 'Uday Al-Tamimi, the perpetrator of two recent attacks against Israelis. Al-Tamimi carried out an October 9, 2022 shooting at a checkpoint in Shu'afat in East Jerusalem, in which an Israeli female soldier, Noa Lazar, was killed, and another  shooting ten days later at the entrance to the Israeli town of Ma'ale Adumim, in the course of which he himself was shot to death by Israeli security officers. Describing Al-Tamimi as a hero who sacrificed himself willingly and consciously and whose actions brought joy to millions, Daoudia added that Al-Tamimi is a role model for other Palestinians who "emulate the [previous] martyrs when their hearts and minds are suddenly filled with courage."

Muhammad Daoudia (image: Al-Watan, Qatar, October 24, 2022)

The following are translated excerpts from Daoudia's article:[1]

"At the age of 20, in the first bloom of youth, most young people are concerned with studying, developing their selfhood and thinking about the future… falling in love, and promising [their beloved] to build a quiet nest for her and the children, who will fill the house with fun, life and noise. Yet the 20-year-old 'Uday Al-Tamimi… absorbed the spirit of self-sacrifice, the generosity and the steadfastness of his Arab Palestinian people, which is a great nation of heroes. The lovely young Palestinian 'Uday Al-Tamimi calmly gave his life and brought joy to millions. He fed the enemies gall and filled their faces and hearts with fear and terror, and frustrated their plotters. With his submachinegun, the Samurai Al-Tamimi spelled out his scathing and singular message, which reverberated throughout the world and repeated the lines of the poem, 'Oh Beirut, we did not raise a white flag or leave with our heads hanging.'[2] 'Uday Al-Tamimi knew what he wanted and knew he would join the procession of self-sacrificing martyrs. He is a new source of inspiration and a fearless hero. He represented the unrestrained and desperate national eruption and was a model of pure courage. His glorious action and his last will and testament will become a shining [example] for other Palestinian youths who welcome shahada [martyrdom for the sake of Allah] and emulate the [previous] martyrs when their hearts and minds are suddenly filled with courage."

"The martyrdom of the hero 'Uday Zuhair Bahaya Al-Tamimi, son of the Khansa[3]  of Palestine Jamila Al-Ja'bari, reveals that the leaders of the Zionist entity are fools, because they fail to understand that violating the rights of the Arab Palestinian people for three quarters of a century [only] resulted in providing them… with 'Uday Al-Tamimi.

Congratulations to the Palestinian people and their Arab nation… for [the fact that] the martyr 'Uday Al-Tamimi bears their sweet and pure name."


[1] Al-Dustour (Jordan), October 23, 2022; Al-Watan (Qatar), October 24, 2022.

[2]  From a  poem dealing the PLO's exodus from Beirut in 1982.

[3] Early Islamic poet Al-Khansa Bint 'Amr is called "the Mother of the Martyrs" because when her four sons died in the battle of Al-Qadasiyya (637) she did not mourn them but thanked Allah for honoring her with their deaths.

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