December 19, 2022 Special Dispatch No. 10384

Rajaa Al-Halabi, Head Of Hamas Women's Movement: A Martyrdom-Seeking Girl Has Only One Thing On Her Mind — To Meet Her Lord Through Her Blood, Body Parts; Children In Gaza Are Raised To Love Jihad From Infancy

December 19, 2022
Palestinians | Special Dispatch No. 10384

Rajaa Al-Halabi, the head of the Hamas Women's Movement, said in a December 12, 2022 interview on Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas-Gaza) that a girl who sets out to be a "martyrdom-seeker" has "only one thing on her mind – to meet her Lord by means of her blood and her body parts." She said that any woman in Hamas would be a "martyrdom-seeker" if she had the opportunity. Al-Halabi further said that the teachers in Gaza's kindergarten, the majority of whom belong to Hamas, raise the children to love Jihad from infancy. For more about Rajaa Al-Halabi, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9252, 8150, and 7800.

To view the clip of Rajaa Al-Halabi, head of Hamas' Women's Movement, click here or below:


If Presented With The Opportunity To Be A Martyrdom-Seeker, "Not A Single [Hamas Woman] Would Back Down"

Rajaa Al-Halabi: "Let me begin by saying that the word 'martyrdom-seeker' means that when a girl sets out, she has only one thing on her mind — to meet her Lord by means of her blood and her body parts.


"If anyone among the women of Hamas had the opportunity to be martyrdom-seekers — not a single one of them would back down.


"Many women wish to be in the place of martyrdom-seekers, or together with them.


"Most Kindergartens [In Gaza] Belong To Our Sisters In Hamas... From Infancy, Children Are Nurtured To Love Jihad"

"Most kindergartens [in Gaza] belong to our sisters in Hamas. Children are raised from a young age on this culture — 'Allah is our goal,' '[jihad] for the sake of Allah...' From infancy, children are nurtured to love jihad, to want to meet Allah, and to love fighting the enemy.


"It is no surprise that women set out [to blow themselves up], leaving their children behind, because they know that even if they would raise their children, they would raise them for these moments — to be martyrdom-seekers for the sake of Allah. I am talking to you as a mother. If a woman is given a choice to either go first or have her son go first — of course she would offer both herself and her son, but if she had to choose — she would choose to be the martyrdom-seeker herself."


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