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Suicide terrorist who killed 21 receives "highest honor" from Palestinian Lawyer's Union
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Suicide terrorist who killed 21
receives "highest honor"
from Palestine Committee
of Arab Lawyers Union

Union is observer at UNESCO,
in consultative status with ECOSOC

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 14, 2012]
Female Palestinian suicide bomber Hanadi Jaradat, who killed 21 Israelis and injured more than 50, has been chosen worthy of "the highest honor” by the Palestine Committee of the Arab Lawyers Union. The Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam reported earlier this week that the Arab Lawyers Union had “created the ‘Martyr Hanadi Jaradat plaque of honor,’” which a delegation presented during a visit to Jaradat's family.

Hanadi Jaradat was working as a lawyer when she carried out a suicide terrorist attack in a restaurant in Haifa in 2003.

The honorary plaque refers to the day of her suicide bombing as “the sweet anniversary of her Martyrdom”:

Dedicated by the Arab Lawyers Union - Palestine Committee
to the family of the Martyrdom-seeker, the lawyer
Hanadi Jaradat
on the sweet anniversary of her Martyrdom

[signed:]
Committee Chairman
Lawyer Said Abd Al-Ghani
[paltoday.ps, accessed Oct. 18, 2012]

The Palestinian paper reported:
"The delegation conveyed to the family of Martyr Jaradat the good wishes of the head of the Union, Mr. Omar Al-Zayn... and also emphasized the pride of the Arab Lawyers Union for what their daughter had done in defense of Palestine and the nation."
 

The Arab Lawyers Union (ALU), which is "an NGO [and] a pan-Arab confederation of bar associations and law societies based in Cairo," states on its website that it
"is in consultative status with ECOSOC, an observer at UNESCO national, regional and international Organizations (such as; UIA, IADL, ILAC) and a member in several UN committees."

As its "mission," the ALU includes the following statements:
- "Promote and protect human rights, basic freedoms and the primacy of law"
- "Struggle with the Arab Palestinian people to liberate Palestine from Zionist settlers colonialism."
- "Struggle against Zionism and its greed as a form of racism."
- "Resisting all forms of naturalization with the Zionist enemy and all projects which aim at dominating the Arab region and eradicating its identity."
 

In 2005, suicide terrorist Jaradat was also honored by the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Culture when the ministry produced a poetry collection named after Jaradat entitled "What did Hanadi say," which it distributed with the daily newspaper Al-Ayyam.

Book's dedication: "'To the rose of Palestine, the iris of the Carmel, the Martyr Hanadi Jaradat'"
The poem in Jaradat's honor ends as follows:
"Oh Hanadi! Shake the earth under the feet of the enemies!
Blow it up!
Hanadi said: 'This is my wedding'
It's Hanadi's wedding, the day when death as a Martyr for Allah becomes the highest goal that redeems my land."
[Al-Ayyam, Aug. 22, 2005]

According to Islamic tradition male martyrs marry 72 virgins in Paradise. "Hanadi's wedding" seems to be a reference to that tradition, applying it to women as well.

Palestinian Media Watch has reported on the PA's glorification of terrorists as heroes.

The following is the report on the Arab Lawyers Union honoring suicide terrorist Jaradat from the Palestinian daily Al-Ayyam:
Headline: "Jenin: Arab Lawyers Union honors family of Martyr (Shahida) Hanadi Jaradat"
"Yesterday, the Arab Lawyers Union honored the family of martyred lawyer Hanadi Jaradat (i.e., suicide terrorist) from the city of Jenin, marking the ninth anniversary of her death as a Martyr, during a visit by a delegation representing the union to the family's home. The visiting delegation awarded a plaque from the Arab Lawyers Union to honor the family of Martyr Jaradat, who died a Martyr's death on Oct. 4, 2003, in an operation (i.e., terror attack) during which 19 Israelis were killed and about 50 injured. Member of the Palestine Committee of the Arab Lawyers Union, Ayman Abu Aysha, said that the honoring of the family of Martyr Jaradat came in the wake of a decision taken by the Palestine Committee of the Arab Lawyers Union during a meeting held in Cairo on Sept. 8, 2012. The delegation, which included Khatam Al-Hih, Muhammad Alan, Muhammad Halaweh, and Adi Alawi, conveyed to the family of Martyr Jaradat the good wishes of the head of the Union, Mr. Omar Al-Zayn, and of the head of the Palestine Committee in the Union, Mr. Said Abd Al-Ghani, and also emphasized the pride of the Arab Lawyers Union for what their daughter had done in defense of Palestine and the nation. Deputy Secretary of the Arab Lawyers Union, Said Abd Al-Ghani, said that the Union created the "Martyr Hanadi Jaradat plaque of honor," the highest honor awarded by the Union in esteem for any [female] lawyer in the Arab homeland."
[Al-Ayyam, Oct. 14, 2012]

Hanadi Jaradat - One of the first female Palestinian suicide terrorists. Her bomb in restaurant Maxim in Haifa in 2003 killed 21 people and injured 51.

The following is the text describing the Arab Lawyers Union and its "mission" on the union's website:

"Arab Lawyers Union (ALU) is an NGO. It is a pan-Arab confederation of bar associations and law societies based in Cairo. ALU is in consultative status with ECOSOC, an observer at UNESCO national, regional and international Organizations (such as; UIA, IADL, ILAC) and a member in several UN committees. ALU was engaged in founding the Arab Institute for Human Rights (AIHR) at Tunis."

"The ALU is constituted of bar associations, organizations and law societies in Arab countries and individual Arab practice lawyers. ALU currently has a membership of bar associations in 15 countries and 27 affiliated organizations, with a membership of more than 200,000 individual lawyers and 27 bar associations."

"The 15 countries are: ALGERIA - BAHRAIN - EGYPT - IRAQ - JORDAN - KUWAIT - LEBANON - LIBYAN ARAB JAMAHIRIYA - MAURITANIA - MOROCCO - PALESTINE - SUDAN - SYRIAN ARAB REPUBLIC - TUNISIA - YEMEN"

"Mission:
- To develop the profession of lawyer in the Arabic countries to make it a true auxiliary of justice.
- To work for the independence of the judiciary power.
- Contribute to the development of the law and to the unification of laws and legal nomenclature in Arab countries.
- Promotion of training of young lawyers.
- Promote and protect human rights, basic freedoms and the primacy of law
- Participate in the decolonization of the Arab Countries, to their liberation and the establishment of social justice.
- Struggle with the Arab Palestinian people to liberate Palestine from Zionist settlers colonialism.
- Struggle against Zionism and its greed as a form of racism.
- Resisting all forms of naturalization with the Zionist enemy and all projects which aim at dominating the Arab region and eradicating its identity.
- Struggle against colonialism and new colonialism, and participation in the defense of the basic rights of all people and supporting the solidarity, cooperation and equality among them and its rights of independence, sovereignty and self-determination and the causes of liberation, progress and peace in all parts of the world.
- Struggle to liberate the Arab person from all forms of oppression, backwardness and exploitation through guaranteeing their right to political and social democracy, public freedom and freedom of association, protection against torture and extermination and guaranteeing his basic rights included in the International human rights convenient, so as to enable his active participation in decision making about his future and the future of his country.
- Endeavor to liberate Arab countries from all forms of domination and guaranteeing its independence and development as means to realize social justice."
[Arab Lawyers Union, http://www.alu-1944.org/Default.aspx
accessed Oct. 17, 2012]


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