October 20, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 10273

Qatari, Al-Jazeera Journalists Praise Palestinian Terrorist Uday Al-Tamimi, Perpetrator Of Two Shooting Attacks And Killer Of Female Israeli Soldier: He Is A Hero And Will Be 'Forever Immortalized In History'

October 20, 2022
Qatar | Special Dispatch No. 10273

On October 19, 2022, Palestinian terrorist Uday Al-Tamimi carried out a shooting attack at a roadblock at the entrance to the Israeli city of Ma'ale Adumim, and was subsequently killed by Israeli security forces. Ten days previously, he had carried out a shooting attack at the Shuafat roadblock in northern Jerusalem, during which he shot to death female Israeli soldier Noa Lazar. 

Following the second attack during which he was killed, journalists from Qatar and Al-Jazeera praised him on Twitter, calling him a hero who would be "forever immortalized in history."

Cartoon of Uday Al-Tamimi by Palestinian journalist Mahmoud Abbas, of Al-Jazeera's creative team, which includes a reference to a line by Lebanese poet Mikhail Naimy, stating "The dead lion has honor that others do not have in life" – the original poem reads "The dead lion has honor that a live dog does not." (Source:, October 19, 2022)

This report will present the journalists' praise for Uday Al-Tamimi:

Qatari Journalist: The Hero Al-Tamimi Died "A Martyr With The Utmost Pride And Heroism"

Qatari journalist Jaber Al-Harmi, former editor of the Qatari daily Al-Sharq, tweeted: "[Uday Al-Tamimi] confronted the occupation the first time [i.e. in his first attack] at point blank, inflicting deaths and casualties – yet the occupation, for all its forces and units, could not capture him. Ten days later, he set out against them, to confront the occupation with a handgun, attacking and not fleeing. This is the hero Uday Al-Tamimi, son of Shuafat, son of Palestine, who died a martyr with the utmost pride and heroism."[1]

Al-Harmi's tweet

Al-Jazeera Presenter: Al-Tamimi's Heroism Will Be "Forever Immortalized In History"

Ahmad Mansour, an Al-Jazeera presenter, similarly praised the terrorist, tweeting: "After 10 days in which the occupation army, with all its capabilities, could not capture him, the lion Uday Al-Tamimi emerged from his den,[2] confronting the occupation with the utmost heroism. He continued to fight, attacking without fleeing, [demonstrating] rare heroism. The Israelis released [video of this] to prove that they had killed him, but this only underlined and lionized his heroism, which will be forever immortalized in history."[3]

Ahmad Mansour's tweet

Former Al-Jazeera CEO: Israel's Video Of Al-Tamimi's Attack Presents The Highest Form Of Heroism

Former Al-Jazeera CEO Yasser Abu Hilalah also tweeted praise of Al-Tamimi: "The enemy released the video to intimidate the Palestinians, but [this clip] is a qasida [Arabic poetic form] which presents the highest form of heroism. Uday Al-Tamimi became a symbol by facing the bursts of gunfire as if they were rain irrigating the olive tree..."[4]

Yasser Abu Hilalah's tweet

Ghada Oueiss, another Al-Jazeera presenter, tweeted a photo of Al-Tamimi, writing: "This is a people that will never be defeated."[5]

Ghada Oueiss's tweet


[1], October 19, 2022.

[2] "The Lions' Den" is a reference to the Nablus-based Palestinian militia, whose members recently carried out numerous attacks in the West Bank.

[3], October 19, 2022.

[4], October 20, 2022.

[5], October 20, 2022.

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