The following are excerpts from an interview with Um Saber the mother of a Palestinian who was killed in the Intifada:
Ilham 'Asliya: [My son] Saber was loved by us in this world and, Allah be praised, he will get us into heaven in the world to come. Allah be praised. Allah be praised. Allah gave him to us in this world and in the world to come.
Interviewer: Are you proud to be the mother of a martyr?
Ilham 'Asliya: Allah be praised. I thank Allah for being the mother of a martyr. To be honest, I am angry and tormented and the sadness in me is the sadness of every mother who lost a son. But the pride of martyrdom… By Allah, I hope there will be more martyrs, that every day a martyr will die. I hope to see many martyrs. This makes one happy. There is a hidden something that makes you happy. I don't know what it is, it's from Allah. There is a hidden something that pushes you forward.