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Abbas honors mother of 5 terrorists, including 2 murderers
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Abbas honors mother of 5 terrorists,
including 2 murderers

 
Fatah official: "A precious, mighty, and beloved woman...
We consider her children entrusted to us"
 


 
By Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

In keeping with Palestinian Authority policy to honor terrorists and glorify terrorist attacks, PA Chairman Abbas himself met with Um Nasser Abu Hmeid - a Palestinian woman who is famous and admired in the PA for being the mother of 4 terrorist prisoners serving multiple life sentences. In total they are serving 18 life sentences for murdering 8 people and carrying out numerous terror attacks. The PA refers to her fifth son, a terrorist who was killed by Israel, as "a Martyr."

Abbas welcomed Abu Hmeid in his personal headquarters. She is also known in the PA as "Khansa of Palestine," - a name that refers to the woman Al-Khansa from early Islam, who sent her four sons to battle and rejoiced when they all died as Martyrs.
Official PA TV newsreader: "President Abbas welcomed in the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid ''Khansa of Palestine,'' mother of five (sic) prisoners."
 [Official PA TV News, April 25, 2018]

Palestinian Media Watch exposed that the PA chose Abu Hmeid to launch the PA's statehood campaign with the UN in 2011, and also honored her in 2010 and again in 2015. Recently, the official PA daily singled her out in a report on an event for mothers of "Martyrs."

In its report, official PA TV News also included a statement by Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki who, while standing with Abu Hmeid, praised her and her terrorist sons:
"Um Nasser is a precious, mighty, and beloved woman. We identify with her and consider her children entrusted to us because they sacrificed their freedom for the Palestinian cause and people."

After the meeting, Um Nasser stated that Abbas had "emphasized that no peace agreement will be signed without all of the prisoners being released." She added that "the prisoners' cause is the heart of the conflict, and Israel is attempting to fight us through our children.'" [Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 26, 2018]

The following are longer excerpts of the reports on PA Chairman Abbas' meeting with the mother of the 5 terrorists:
Official PA TV newsreader: "President Abbas welcomed in the [PA]presidential headquarters in Rama llah Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid ''Khansa of Palestine,'' mother of five prisoners, four of whom are serving heavy punishments in the occupation's prisons and the fifth is an administrative detainee (sic., four are prisoners and one is dead).
Um Nasser said after the meeting that she conveyed to his honor the president the blessings of the prisoners, their support, and their unity around him and around his efforts to realize our people's hope for freedom and independence." ...
Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations Abbas Zaki: "Um Nasser is a precious, mighty, and beloved woman. We identify with her and consider her children entrusted to us because they sacrificed their freedom for the Palestinian cause and people."
[Official PA TV News, April 25, 2018]

"[PA] President [Mahmoud] Abbas welcomed 'Khansa of Palestine' Um Nasser [Abu] Hmeid (i.e., mother of five terrorist sons) yesterday [April 25, 2018] at the [PA] presidential headquarters in Ramallah. She is the mother of five prisoners, four of whom are serving long life sentences in the occupation's prisons while the fifth is an administrative detainee (sic., four are prisoners and one is dead).
Um Nasser said after the meeting: 'I am proud to meet with the president. We salute him for his positions supporting the prisoners, for his vigor in taking care of their families, and for taking an interest in their welfare.' She added: 'I conveyed to his honor the president the blessings of the prisoners and their support for him and his efforts to realize our people's hope...'
Um Nasser continued: 'The president emphasized that no peace agreement will be signed without all of the prisoners being released. This is an important and central matter for our people, because the prisoners' cause is the heart of the conflict, and Israel is attempting to fight us through our children.'"
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 26, 2018]
Muhammad Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist serving 2 life sentences and 30 years for involvement in terror attacks. PMW has been unable to verify details regarding the attacks.

Nasser Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist and a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Ramallah who was responsible for the murder of 7 Israelis: Eli Cohen in a shooting attack on Route 443 in central Israel on Dec. 21, 2000; Binyamin and Talia Kahane in a drive-by shooting attack near Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2000; Gadi Rejwan in a shooting attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Atarot on Feb. 27, 2002; and Yosef Habi, Eli Dahan, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat in an attack at the Seafood Market and Mifgash Hasteak restaurants in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002. Abu Hmeid is serving 7 life sentences and an additional 50 years.

Nasr Abu Hmeid
- Palestinian terrorist and Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) member who was involved in arms dealing and two terror attacks: an attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov on Feb. 25, 2002, in which Israeli policewoman Galit Arviv was murdered; and an attack at the Seafood Market and Mifgash Hasteak restaurants in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002, in which 3 Israelis were murdered - Yosef Habi, Eli Dahan, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat. Abu Hmeid is serving 5 life sentences.

Sharif Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist and Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) member who was involved in two terror attacks: an attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Neve Yaakov on Feb. 25, 2002, in which Israeli policewoman Galit Arviv was murdered; and an attack at the Seafood Market and Mifgash Hasteak restaurants in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002, in which 3 Israelis were murdered - Yosef Habi, Eli Dahan, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat. Abu Hmeid is serving 4 life sentences.

Abd Al-Mun'im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist and a member of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing) who planned and carried out the ambush and murder of Israeli intelligence officer Noam Cohen on Feb. 13, 1994, in Ramallah. Abu Hmeid was killed on May 31, 1994, by Israeli military undercover agents.