If every Palestinian mother was selfish and refused to sacrifice her children for the sake of jihad and Allah, then there would be nobody to fulfill the duty of defending Jerusalem, the mother and aunt of two Palestinian “martyrs” said last month on Palestinian TV.

Umm Iyad Al-Ashqar said during an Oct. 28 interview with Al-Quds Al-Youm (Palestinian Islamic Jihad) that all Palestinian mothers should urge their sons to wage jihad.

“Death is inevitable, so why not die as martyrs? I salute every mother of a martyr who urged her children to wage jihad [and] bade her son farewell with ululations,” she said.

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