As Hamas continues to fire rockets at Israel’s major cities, aiming at millions of Israeli civilians, Fatah has posted a new video, glorifying female Jihadist fighters. Fatah’s most recent Facebook post on Friday, July 10, shows a video report from its Al Aqsa Brigades YouTube channel, which has been translated by Palestinian Media Watch, glorifying female suicide bombers and fighters. In the video, Palestinian women are shown in physical training, assembling and setting up rockets and warheads.
The video features a Palestinian female fighter, dressed in a black face mask and a yellow Fatah headband with a weapon, who is a member of Fatah’s Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades. Behind her, stand a group of female fighters, some wearing red nail polish, in the desert background with the yellow Fatah flag flying. She tells the TV reporter that: “We are young women but we can do the impossible. ..We support our boys, our husbands and our leaders to liberate Palestine in the way of leader Yasser Arafat.”
The Palestinian female fighter goes on to say that: “We are the sisters of Dalal Mughrabi. We will continue to walk the path.”
Dalal Mughrabi led one of the most lethal terrorist attacks in the history of Israel. Known as the Coastal Road massacre, Mughrabi in 1978 and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Highway. They killed 37 civilians, including 12 children and wounded over 70 people.
The male narrator of the video report goes on to say that the Palestinian woman “is not merely the man’s partner in domestic life, but his companion wherever he is; on the battlefield, she is at his side on the frontline and fulfills an active role in training generations of resistance, who confront the “invincible army.”
“With a willpower stronger than mountains, these young women part from their children, leave their homes and go to the battlefield carrying burial shrouds to fight in the ranks of the Palestinian resistance in the Gaza Strip.”
The TV narrator also makes mention of Hanadi Jaradat and Reem Riyashi, two other female Palestinian suicide bombers. Riyashi blew herself up at the Erez crossing between the Gaza Strip and Israel in January 2004, killing three soldiers and one civilian. Jaradat was one of the first female Palestinian suicide terrorists who blew up a Haifa restaurant in 2003, killing 21 people and injuring 51.
The male narrator describes the Palestinian women who “strive to become an important part of the path of Jihad and struggle – the path walked by Dalal Mughrabi, Hanadi Jaradat and Reem Riyashi…The woman in Palestine is no longer a prisoner of her home or work but constitutes the foundation of the [young] generation’s education and the occupation’s defeat.”