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Sunday, June 26, 2005

So says Wafa Samir al-Biss, the would-be suicide bomber noted in the post below. Who's case does she cite as an excuse for her lack of remorse for trying to kill children? "The Doura child." Muhammed al Dura -- the enduring blood libel of the intifada. The media's (particularly France 2's) complicity continues to claim lives. I suggest you read the whole piece as there is much here of interest. Also of note is the indication here of the motives of some of the suicide recruits -- they often have little to do with issues of politics, and much to do with cultural flaws...honor and the like.

Telegraph: 'My dream was to be a suicide bomber. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews. Yes, even babies'

...That afternoon, on June 21, the 21-year-old, Wafa Samir al-Biss, was brought before the press by Israeli intelligence. Her neck and hands were covered with scars caused by a kitchen gas explosion six months earlier. The ugly scars - which had been treated in a hospital in Israel - had probably helped turn her into the perfect would-be huriia (virgin), the ideal martyr, since they would make it difficult for her to find a suitable husband...

...According to the Israeli doctor who attended Wafa at the Soroka Hospital in Beersheba, she received blood transfusions during her treatment. "I told her, with a laugh, that now she has Jewish blood in her veins," he said, adding sadly that she had "seemed so nice - we got a lovely thank you letter from her family.''

Wafa had been sent on her mission by the Abu Rish Brigade, the small militant faction with links to Fatah. She did not, she said later, regret it, though she stressed that her decision had had nothing to do with her scarring. "My dream was to be a martyr. I believe in death," she said. "Today I wanted to blow myself up in a hospital, maybe even in the one in which I was treated. But since lots of Arabs come to be treated there, I decided I would go to another, maybe the Tel Hashomer, near Tel Aviv. I wanted to kill 20, 50 Jews …''

Asked whether she had considered the consequences of her planned attack, that it might have now precluded access to Israel for Palestinian patients who meant no harm and needed special medical treatment that could be achieved only here, she answered: "So what?" With a flat look in her eyes, she said: "They pay you the cost of the treatment, don't they?"

And what about babies? Would you have killed babies and children? she was asked. "Yes, even babies and children. You, too, kill our babies. Do you remember the Doura child?"...

(Hat Tip: Mal)

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