Esmahan Abd Al-Aal, the head of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad's Women's Framework, said in a June 6, 2022 show on Palestine Today (Gaza) that female terrorists and the mothers of "martyrs" are role models and "icons" of struggle, resistance, and tenacity in the fight for rights and land. She gave several examples of "glamorous" female "role models", including Palestinian terrorists Dalal Mughrabi, Leila Khaled, and Hanadi Jaradat.
Esmahan Abd Al-Aal: "The [Israeli] occupation needs to feel in danger. When Palestinian women raise their children and encourage them to engage in Jihad and resistance, they constitute a danger to the occupation.
"Let me give you some examples: Umm Muhammad Farhat [mother of four killed terrorists], Umm Ridwan Al-Sheikh Khalid [mother of five killed terrorists], as well as Umm Ibrahim Al-Dahdouh [mother of three killed terrorists]. These are some glamorous examples. Women whose children were martyred, and who stand tall, strong, and courageous.
"We should also speak about female martyrdom-seekers, about female fedayeen, about women who serve as an example, like Dalal Mughrabi, who led a fedayeen group in deep sea — she was a woman. Leila Khaled, who hijacked an airplane, was also a woman. 'Itaf Alayan, who was on her way to carry out a martyrdom-seeking attack, she is also a woman, a glamorous role model. Hanadi Jaradat, who killed many [Israeli] occupiers, was also a woman.
"There are many Palestinian women... We can mention Reem Riyashi, Ayat Al-Akhras, Hiba Daraghmeh, as well as the female prisoners, and the female martyrs. Indeed, women serve as role models and icons of the resistance, as we said."