Palestinian Culture Minister To Mother Of Six Terrorists: You Are A Model Of Defiance Against Israel

On July 9, 2019, Palestinian Culture Minister and former Fatah spokesman 'Atef Abu Saif paid a visit to the home of Latifa Abu Hmeid, known as Umm Nasser, in the Al-A'mari refugee camp in the Ramallah-Al-Bireh governorate, at the head of a delegation of Arab authors and poets organized by the Palestinian Authority (PA).[1]  Latifa Abu Hmeid is the mother of six Fatah and Hamas terrorists who were involved in shooting and suicide attacks against Israelis. One of them, 'Abd Al-Mun'im, was active in the Hamas military wing, the 'Izz Al-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and was killed by Israel. He assisted in the murder of three Israelis in the West Bank on December 14, 1990, and the murder of another Israeli on February 13, 1994. Four other sons are serving consecutive life sentences in Israeli prisons: Nasser, one of the founders of the Fatah military wing, the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades, was a deputy to Marwan Barghouti, Fatah's Secretary-General in the West Bank during the Second Intifada, and took an active part in the lynching of two Israeli soldiers in Ramallah on October 12, 2000. He is serving seven consecutive life sentences and an additional 50 years for the murder of seven Israelis and 12 attempted murders. Sharif was active in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and supplied weapons and assistance for the perpetration of terror attacks in Jerusalem and Tel Aviv during February and March 2002. He is serving four consecutive life sentences. Muhammad is serving two consecutive life sentences plus 30 years for planning suicide attacks for the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades. A fourth son, Nasr, was active with Nasser in the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades and is currently serving five consecutive life sentences for planning suicide attacks. The sixth son, Islam, is serving a life sentence for killing an Israeli soldier in May 2018, after in 2004-2009 he served time for involvement in Hamas shooting attacks.

Latifa Abu Hmeid is also dubbed "The Khansaa of Palestine," after the early Islamic poet Al-Khansaa bint 'Omar, who is called "the Mother of the Martyrs" because when her four sons died in the battle of Al-Qadasiyya (637) she did not mourn them but thanked Allah for "honoring her with their deaths." Read more click: