PA daily: Terrorist killer "felt rage" over Israel's "attacks against those carrying out Ribat" and he "hoped to die a Martyr"
Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida - Feb. 13, 2016

 
Headline: “Martyr Ahmad Zakarneh – lover of Jerusalem”
     “Um Ismail, Martyr (Shahid) Ahmad Najah Zakarneh’s mother, said that a few hours after he left the house, she and the other members of the family began to worry. They tried to call Ahmad’s cell phone, and he did not answer. Long moments passed, and then she found his cell phone in his room. He left the cell phone so that they would not prevent him from doing what he planned. In order not to torture his family with the various possible [reasons] for his absence, the self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) sent them a message from his friend’s cell phone saying that he was in Jerusalem, and wrote: ‘Forgive me’ (an expression that many terrorists used during the wave of terror in 2015-2016 in letters they left for their families –Ed.).
The mother understood that Ahmad was in danger at that moment, but the definite news had not yet reached her, as the media had [only] reported that an operation (i.e., terror attack) took place near Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem, and that one or more Martyrs died in the operation. The uncertain news, the fact that a lot of time had passed without knowing what happened, the stream of news about the death of young people from the town… and his last text message – all of these caused Um Ismail to feel what she did not want to be true, not at that moment, and not later - Ahmad died as a Martyr!
Indeed, the news of Ahmad’s death as a Martyr arrived. At the same moment the mother’s heart was relieved and she said: ‘Praise Allah.’ Everyone in the village rushed to the home of the Martyr’s family, and did not know whether to console [the family] over his death as a Martyr or express pride in his death in an operation of this type…
Ahmad was a young person who loved everyone, and everyone loved him. For a long time he had felt rage over the occupation’s attacks against those carrying out Ribat (i.e., religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic) at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. He loved Jerusalem and hoped to die there as a Martyr, and he got what he wanted, according to his mother.”

Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.