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Suicide terror & Shahada
Success of Shahada promotion
Mother of suicide bomber says she's proud, hopes more girls will follow in her daughter's footsteps
Fatah's Facebook page - Jan. 27, 2013
Picture posted on Fatah's Facebook page with the following description:
"This is Wafa Idris, 23 years old, who left her family, her mother and her brothers, and said to them that day: 'The situation is grave. One might die as a Martyr (
) at any moment.'
Wafa was late in returning, and night fell. Her family began to look for her, and asked some of her girlfriends who said that she had said goodbye to them, and that she had asked them to pray, saying: 'I will do a deed that will make you proud,' but she did not explain what that deed would be...
Wafa's mother said that when she heard on the media that it could have been a woman who carried out the Martyrdom-seeking operation in Jerusalem and [Wafa] hadn't come back, she thought that this could be the only explanation for her being missing. She added that she is a hero, and said, 'My daughter is a Martyr (
At least 2,000 Palestinians participated in the symbolic funeral of the first female Martyrdom-seeker who blew herself up in Israel... The coffin was draped in the Palestinian flag and posters of Wafa Idris were put on the walls of the streets in the refugee camp. Participants called 'Wafa is a hero' while armed men fired in the air to salute Wafa.
Wafa's mother said that she is proud of her daughter, and hopes that more girls will follow in her footsteps. Wafa - the beautiful flower who, through her Martyrdom-seeking operation, turned upside down Israeli security considerations that had focused on observing young Palestinian men only."
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Note: Wafa Idris was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in her 2002 Jerusalem attack.
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