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Tears of Joy

This from the Jerusalem Post print edition*:

Bomber’s Hometown celebates attack

 

Thousands of Palestinians took to the streets of Kabatiya, south of Jenin, Wednesday night to celebrate the suicide bombing in Hadera, which was carried out by local resident Hassan Abu Zeid.

Chanting Allahu Akbar (God is great), some 3,000 people, including Fatah and Islamic Jihad gunmen, converged on Abu Zeid’s home to “congratulate” his family on the success of the attack, which killed 5 people and wounded more than 30.

My question is why I can find only one photograph from the mainstream media that shows these scenes of celebration. As I discussed yesterday, there is no dearth of photos showing the “grieving” family of the terrorist.

 

Yeah – about the grieving – here is more from the same Jerusalem Post article.

Abu Zeid’s mother, Um Hassan, said she was proud of her son for what he did. Her husband, Ahmed, a blacksmith who was later arrested by the IDF, greeted the well-wishers with tears in his eyes.

 

“I’m proud of my son and hope that he will enter heaven,” the mother declared.

In other words, these are tears of joy, not grief.

 

 

Of course, I find no mention of this in the mainstream media. Once again, it is up to us bloggers to pick up the slack.

 

Spread the word.

 

Update: There seems to be a discrepancy between the mother’s name as cited in the Jerusalem Post (“Um Hassan”) and that cited in the caption to the above picture (“Raqaiah Abu Zeid”). I am guessing that the latter is her actual name, and the former means “Mother of Hassan” (“Em” in Hebrew is “mother”, and I know that Arabic is similar to Hebrew, in some respects).

 

Update: I found a link to the story

 

* As of posting this, the story did not seem to be available online

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David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
Picture of David Lange

David Lange

A law school graduate, David Lange transitioned from work in the oil and hi-tech industries into fulltime Israel advocacy. He is a respected commentator and Middle East analyst who has often been cited by the mainstream media
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