Mother of 4 Terrorist Murderers Leads Procession For Palestinian Statehood
Let’s give them a state!
Latifa Abu Hmeid was chosen by the Palestinian government to deliver the petition for statehood to the United Nations offices in the West Bank. [Al-Ayyam, Sept. 9, 2011 – PMW]
Latifa Abu Hmeid, the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, led the procession for Palestinian statehood to the UN offices in the West Bank.
Palestinian Media Watch reported:
The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN.
In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the “mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun’im Abu Hmeid.” However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers.
Palestinian Media Watch reported last year that Abu Hmeid then had 4 sons in Israeli prisons who were each serving between two and seven life sentences, a total of 18 life sentences. At that time she was in the news because the PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, decided to honor her with an award, “the Plaque of Resoluteness and Giving… inscribed with the names of her four sons who are imprisoned.”
The PA minister explained then why the mother of 4 murderers of Israelis deserves such honor:
“It is she who gave birth to the fighters, and she deserves that we bow to her in salute and in honor.”
The four sons are serving a total of 18 life sentences for the following crimes:
Nasser Abu Hmeid – 7 life sentences + 50 years – commander in Fatah’s military wing the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Ramallah. Convicted of killing seven Israeli civilians and 12 attempted murders.
Nasr Abu Hmeid – 5 life sentences – Member of terror faction of Fatah, Tanzim, and convicted of involvement in two terror attacks and arms dealing.
Sharif Abu Hmeid – 4 life sentences – a member in one of the brothers’ units carrying out terror attacks against civilians and soldiers. Accompanied a suicide bomber to his attack in March 2002.
Muhammad Abu Hmeid – 2 life sentences + 30 years – involvement in terror attacks.
A fifth son, Abd Al-Mun’im Muhammad Yusuf Naji Abu Hmeid, the one reffered to as “Martyr,” was a member of the military wing of Hamas, Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades, and planned and carried out the ambush and murder of an Israeli intelligence officer.
[PA TV News, Sept. 8, 2011 – PMW]