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Nov 03, 2022
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Hamas TV Airs Events Honoring Mothers Of Palestinian Terrorists, 'Martyrs' – Mother Of Slain Terrorists Says: I Will Happily Sacrifice My 17 Children, 65 Grandchildren For The Sake Of Palestine, Al-Aqsa Mosque

#9928 | 03:10
Source: Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas/Gaza)

On November 3, 2022, Al-Aqsa TV (Hamas – Gaza) aired footage from simultaneous events honoring the mothers of Palestinian "martyrs" in the West Bank and Gaza. Amina Zahran, the mother of slain Hamas terrorists Ahmad Zahran and Zahran Zahran, the latter of whom had been involved in the 1994 kidnapping and murder of Israeli soldier Nachshon Wachsman, said at one of events near Ramallah: "We do not fear death... We want martyrdom." In addition, the mother of slain terrorist Khaled Jawabra, said that she has 17 children and 65 grandchildren, and that she would happily and wholeheartedly sacrifice them for the sake of Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. She added: "Our homeland and our holy places are dearer to us than our children." Another speaker said that the families of the "martyrs" laugh and smile at their funerals because of the rewards the martyrs receive from Allah. For more about the veneration of mothers of Palestinian terrorists, see MEMRI TV Clips Nos. 9742, 9655, 9509, 8895, 7606, 7527, 7021, 5128, 3801, 2018, 1066, 980, 379, 297, and 271.

Speaker: "What is the secret behind the smile that makes each and every one of us wish that Allah chooses her son to be martyred? The blood of martyrs is what Allah loves most. Martyrs live in a place that is beautiful like no other. Martyrs are the first ones to enter Paradise. Martyrs will not faint when the trumpet is blown [on the Day of Judgement]. Martyrs will see the black-eyed virgins even before their blood dries. The best of martyrs is the one whose blood was shed and whose horse was wounded. If we take into account all that I mentioned – Allah's rewards – then we can understand the secret behind the laughter and smiles of the martyr's family at their funerals."


Amina Zahran: "I am the mother of two martyrs. I am the mother of Zahran Zahran, who is from the den of lions, the kidnapper of soldiers [i.e., Nachshon Wachsman].

Crowd: "Allah Akbar! Blessings be to Allah!"

Zahran: "I am the mother of Ahmad Zahran, the rider of horses, the crusher of the night. He defeated the Zionists. He beat the Yamam [the Israeli police elite special counter-terrorism unit]. Thanks to Allah, he attained blessed and good martyrdom. Allah willing, he will be accepted as a martyr in the highest heaven. Allah willing, we will join him soon. We do not fear death. We want victory. We want martyrdom. We want honor. We want glory. Brace up, oh Palestinians!"

Mother Of Khaled Jawabra: "In the name of all the mothers of the martyrs of Gaza, and all of Palestine, I say that there is blood [that has not been avenged yet] between us and the Jews. A Palestine that is free, Arab, with Jerusalem as its capital, from the water [of the Mediterranean Sea] to the water [of the Jordan River], we do not accept anything else.



"We are exalted and pious women. When our children are martyred, when we carry our children [in our wombs], and when we bury them, it's not that our children are not dear to us, but our land is dearer to us than our children, our homeland and our holy places are dearer to us than our children. Those who do not have martyrs in their family have no homeland. Those who have no prisoner in their family have no honor. We have to fight the Jihad for Palestine, our land.


"By Allah, the blood of our martyrs, I have 17 children and 65 grandchildren. By Allah, I will sacrifice them for the sake of Palestine and the Al-Aqsa Mosque. I will [sacrifice them] wholeheartedly and happily. They are the price for our homeland. I told my children and my grandchildren: 'You are the price for our homeland. I give you to our homeland.'"

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