PA Daily Raps Terrorists for Recruiting Teens, Mothers

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - A leading Palestinian columnist has launched a scathing attack on Hamas and Islamic Jihad for recruiting teenagers and mothers for suicide attacks against Israel, saying Palestinians are fed up with this "culture of death." Writing in the Palestinian Authority daily Al-Ayyam, Hasan al-Batal praised families of suicide bombers who have spoken out against the phenomenon as courageous. "How can the Palestinians persuade more international peace activists to risk their lives in solidarity with the Palestinians when we are beginning to equip our children and mothers with explosive belts?" he asked. Palestinian sources in Gaza City confirmed on Tuesday that Reem al-Rayashi, the mother of two from Gaza City who blew herself up at the Erez crossing last week, was forced to carry out the attack after her husband discovered that she had been cheating on him with a Hamas operative.

2004-01-21 00:00:00

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