Palestinian Newspaper Hails Female Terrorists on International Women’s Day

An Iranian woman stands between portraits of Palestinian female suicide bombers during a protest against Israel's blockade of the Gaza Strip, in front of the United Nation's office in Tehran, 24 January 2008.

The Palestinian newspaper Al-Quds chose International Women’s Day as the perfect occasion to hail the work of female terrorists. The paper said they should be lauded as examples of the full flowering of Palestinian womenhood.

The article titled “Pioneers in Fighting, Struggle, and Social Activism: Palestinian Women Took Part In Making History” was published by the Jerusalem-based Palestinian daily and translated and made public by the Middle East Media Research Institute (MEMRI).

The article presents terrorist attacks as laudable acts of bravery and self-sacrifice against Israel in general and Jews in particular. See below:

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On International Women’s Day, Palestinian ‘Al-Quds’ Daily Lionizes Terrorists As Paragons Of Palestinian Womanhood

The piece features short, potted biographies of 16 Palestinian women, several of whom are terrorists, including the notorious murderer Dalal Al-Mughrabi, who led one of the bloodiest attacks in Israel’s history. Known as the 1978 coastal road massacre, Mughrabi’s coordinated assault utilized a team of 11 terrorists and resulted in the deaths of 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.

Also profiled was Fatima Bernawi, who attempted to bomb an Israeli movie theater in October, 1967; and airplane hijacker Leila Khaled, a member of the U.S. designated terrorist group the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

Further profiles included the likes of:

Zakia Shammout

Shammout carried out several terrorist operations in the 1960s and 1970s in which dozens were killed and wounded. She was given 12 life sentences but was released in a prisoner exchange deal. The article calls her,

One of the first fighters to carry out operations against the occupation, and the first Palestinian woman to give birth in an Israeli prison. She was born in Haifa in 1945 and joined the sacrifice activity in 1968. She carried out seven operations, but in the early 1970s she was arrested with her husband while she was five months pregnant and given 12 life sentences. On February 18, 1972, she gave birth to her daughter Nadia in the Israeli Neve Tirza prison in Ramla. In 1983 she was released and deported to Algeria. She died in 2014.

Shadia Abu Ghazaleh

Ghazaleh was a PFLP activist who died in 1968 while preparing a bomb that was to be planted in a building in Tel Aviv. The article states:

[Ghazaleh was] the first woman fighter to be martyred after the Naksa [the Arabic nickname for the Six Day War] of 1967. She was born in Nablus in 1949 and began her political activity at an early age, when she joined the Qawmiyoun Al-‘Arab movement in 1962. After the Naksa, the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine grew out of this movement. [Ghazaleh] became a member of its leadership and took part in sacrifice operations against the occupation. But on November 28, 1968, [while] she was building a bomb in her house in order to plant it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv, the bomb blew up in her hands and she was martyred.

The publication of the list comes as Israel faces almost daily attacks by Palestinian terrorists. As Breitbart Jerusalem has reported, just this week U.S. citizens visiting Israel were told to be on a heightened state of alert by the U.S. diplomatic missions in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem.

“During the last few months, and in particular over the past several days, there have been a number of attacks in Israel, Jerusalem, and the West Bank that have resulted in injury and death to multiple individuals, including to U.S. citizens,” stated a security message sent to U.S. citizens in Israel on Wednesday.

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