Suicide Bomber's Family is Proud

(Jerusalem Post) Khaled Abu Toameh - Munir Ja'arah, the father of the Palestinian suicide bomber who carried out Thursday's attack in Jerusalem, said, "My son is a hero and we are proud of what he did," speaking as scores of Palestinians arrived at his home to "congratulate" him on the "martyrdom" of his son, Ali. Neighbors said that as soon as the bomber's identity was announced, many local residents took to the streets to express their joy. The bomber's uncle, Jihad Ja'arah, one of 13 Palestinian gunmen deported after being holed up inside the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2002 for several weeks, told relatives by phone from Ireland that he fully supported the attack.

2004-01-30 00:00:00

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