TEL AVIV – Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas sent a condolence letter to the family of a Palestinian terrorist killed on Friday, writing that the terrorist was “a martyr who quenched the land of Palestine with her pure soul.”
Amani Hosni Jawad Al-Sabatin was killed after she carried out a car-ramming attack against a group of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank.
According to MEMRI, Abbas’ message was sent under the official letterhead of the Palestinian Embassy in Jordan and subsequently tweeted by the Fatah Recruitment and Organization Commission.
“In the name of Allah the merciful and beloved,” Abbas wrote,
with great sorrow and deep anguish we received the news of the death of the martyr Amani Hosni Jawad Al-Sabatin. We consider her to be someone who is with Allah, may he be exalted and elevated, as a martyr who quenched the land of Palestine with her pure soul.
I share your deep sorrow and anguish, and express my most sincere condolences to you and to your distinguished family, and to the residents of Husan [Al-Sabatin’s hometown] and the dear Al-Sabatin family. I beseech Allah the exalted and the omnipotent to bestow upon this martyr his many mercies, and may she rest in paradise. May Allah fill your heart with forbearance and consolation.
The letter was signed, “Mahmoud Abbas, President of the State of Palestine.”
Meanwhile, on Saturday, the Gaza-based terrorist group Hamas reported on Al-Sabatin’s attack on its website Palinfo.com. The report highlighted Al-Sabatin’s “daring car-ramming operation” and stated “the Palestinian woman is persisting in resistance operations and participating in the Palestinian people’s intifada against the occupation.”
Hamas extolled the female “martyr” for manning up:
“She is the first to educate the men, and she creates them. Moreover, she is a man at a time when [real] men are hard to find,” the report read.