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May 26, 2022
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Palestinian Security Services Spokesman Maj.-Gen. Talal Dweikat Praises Palestinian Women, Says Terrorists Dalal Al-Mughrabi And Israa Jaabis Are Role Models Of Martyrdom, Sacrifice

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Source: Palestinian Authority TV

In a May 27, 2022 broadcast on Palestine TV, Palestinian Security Services Spokesman Major-General Talal Dweikat, who is a member of the Palestinian National Council and has also served as the governor of Jenin and Tulkarm, said that Palestinian women are a source of pride and honor. He gave the example of the "heroic martyr" and "role model" Dalal Al-Mughrabi, a female Palestinian terrorist who participated in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, which resulted in the deaths of 38 Israelis, including 13 children. In addition, he praised Israa Jaabis, who has been in Israeli custody since 2015 after she attempted to carry out a suicide bombing at an Israeli checkpoint. Moreover, Major-General Dweikat praised Palestinian women for joyfully welcoming the martyrdom of their sons for the Palestinian cause.

Major-General Talal Dweikat: "When we talk about Palestinian women, we feel proud and honored. When we talk about the struggle of Palestinian women, I would like to mention a few names. When we talk about these great women, who fought and sacrificed everything, the fighting Palestinian women, we remember Dalal Al-Mughrabi, that heroic martyr, who led a heroic military operation [i.e. the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre] against the occupation and was martyred carrying a gun. This woman cannot be erased from our memory. There isn't a single Palestinian who does not know about her. Even the younger generations know what a great role model Dalal Al-Mughrabi was, [an example of a] Palestinian woman who picked up a gun against the Israeli occupation.


"Israa Jaabis — all of you have probably seen her picture on social media, before her arrest and after her arrest, with her perseverance and steadfastness, and with the sacrifice that she made. This woman also... Through her, I salute on your behalf all the glorious female prisoners in the prisons of the occupation. We salute them for their steadfastness and perseverance in the prisons.


"When we speak about [Palestinian] women, we should also remember the many Palestinian woman, in all the governorates, who welcomed their sons being carried on shoulders as martyrs. [The mothers] welcomed [their sons] with ululation. The occupation thinks that [Palestinian] women collapse upon witnessing such a sight. Even mountains cannot bear such a sight — but Palestinian women bore it. I saw more than once — both during my visits and in the media as well — how many women lost their sons as martyrs, giving interviews in the media, talking about "the brave lion." They spoke in a firm way, about sacrifice. Many women said: 'My son was martyred, but I have five other [sons] and I am prepared to sacrifice the other five as well, as martyrs for the sake of the Palestinian national cause.'"

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