Israel Kills Wife of Abu Mazen

No, not that Abu Mazen.

And we didn’t exactly kill her. Although Ma’an typically lays the blame with us.

A 52-year-old Palestinian woman died of a heart attack on Sunday when she discovered that none of her three imprisoned sons was to be released by Israel in Monday’s prisoner release, her husband said.

Rebheyeh Saleh Al-Qanni, known as “Umm Mazen,” was from the village of Kafr Qalil, near the northern West Bank city of Nablus. She was 52.

Her husband, known as Abu Mazen, said that Al-Qanni had travelled to Jordan last week due to failing health. Umm Mazen suffered from diabetes.

Four of her six children are currently in Israeli prisons, and she had hoped that at least one would be released as a part of Israel’s unilateral gesture to the Palestinian president, Mahmoud Abbas.

At least they admit it is unilateral gesture. Because we sure as hell have not been getting anything in return.

Her son Samer is serving out a 40-year sentence. Another, Hazem Mu’ayed, is serving 25 years. The third, Buraq is sentenced to 15.

With sentences like that, you can bet that the Mazen boys have quite a bit of blood on their hands – and the desire for more.


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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