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Dec 31, 2015
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Fatah Central Committee Member Amal Hamad Extols Female Fatah Terrorists, Suicide Bombers

#5270 | 01:34
Source: Palestinian Authority TV

In a recent TV interview, Fatah Central Committee member Amal Hamad sang the praises of Dalal Mughrabi, the deputy commander of the 1978 Coastal Road attack on an Israeli bus, in which 38 Israelis were killed, and of other female Fatah suicide bombers, such as Wafa Idris and Ayat Al-Akhras. "From the very first moment, women played a role," she said. "Women participated in the national struggle, bearing arms, fighting the occupiers, and carrying out bombings." The interview aired on the official Palestinian Authority TV channel a few days before the 51st anniversary of the establishment of the Fatah movement.

Amal Hamad: "(In 1978), Dalal Mughrabi led a group of her honorable comrades. She led them over the border, and drove them along the coast to the center of Tel Aviv. She rode the bus and inflicted dozens of casualties upon the enemy. She led her comrades and became a symbol. There are many women who carried out martyrdom operations. I don't want to name them, in case I forget some of them, but many martyrdom operations were carried out by female Fatah members. From the very first moment, women played a role. Women participated in the national struggle, bearing arms, fighting the occupiers, and carrying out bombings. Fatima Bernawi, for example, blew up a cinema in Jerusalem. Dalal blew up a bus, killing officers, not civilians, children, women, or the elderly. She killed officers of the Israeli occupation army. Other fighters who became symbols were (suicide bombers) Wafa Idris and Ayat Al-Akhras... The list goes on. This shows that the women had their share. Today too, women participate in the struggle in all levels in the (Fatah) movement."

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