Powered by WebAds

Friday, July 25, 2008

'Mother from Hell is dying and the Arab World seems not to care'

Egypt has agreed to allow Miriam Farhat, who is also known is Umm Nidal or the 'Mother from Hell' to be treated in a Cairo hospital after she had a heart attack and could not get proper treatment at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital. Farhat became famous in Israel in March 2002 after her son murdered five Yeshiva students and wounded 23 others during a Friday night rampage in Atzmona in the Gaza Strip. After 19-year old Muhammad was shot dead, a video was released showing Farhat encouraging her son to become a 'martyr.' A second son was killed in a 'work accident' in 2003, and a third son was hit by the IAF helicopters in 2005. Farhat was elected a Hamas 'MP' in 2006. When last we heard from her, in October 2006, the IDF destroyed a weapons cache in her home. But even the Egyptians did not want to let Farhat into Cairo. It took 'pressure' by Hamas to get that done.
As she lay in the intensive care unit at Gaza City's Shifa Hospital, Hamas leaders appealed to Egypt to reopen the Rafah border crossing immediately to enable Farhat to receive medical treatment in Cairo.

Relations between Hamas and Egypt have been strained lately after Hamas officials accused Cairo of failing to fulfill a promise to reopen the Rafah crossing in the aftermath of the cease-fire agreement that was reached with Israel last month.

Tensions between the two parties escalated last week when some Hamas officials said that Egypt was not an "honest broker" in the talks over the release of kidnapped St.-Sgt Gilad Schalit. The officials said that Hamas would not resume talks over the release of Schalit until the Egyptians agreed to reopen the border crossing.

Hamas Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh was among the first to visit Farhat in hospital. Emerging from the intensive care unit, Haniyeh urged the Egyptians to reopen the crossing to "save her life." He said that the time has come to reopen Rafah permanently.

"More than 1.5 million Palestinians have been living in a big prison [in the Gaza Strip] for the past 14 months," he said.

"The siege has resulted in the death of more than 215 Palestinians who were unable to receive medical treatment outside the Gaza Strip." [Hey Ismail - with all the international aid you've been given, why isn't there a decent hospital in the Gaza Strip? CiJ]

Hamas Health Minister Bassem Naim also made an urgent appeal to his Egyptian counterpart to allow Farhat to be moved to a hospital in Cairo.

Earlier, Hamas spokesman Fawzi Barhoum accused Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak of "participating in the siege on the Gaza Strip." He said the continued blockade was aimed at "blackmailing" Hamas.

"Mubarak and Abbas bear the responsibility for the ongoing catastrophe in the Gaza Strip," he added, warning that Farhat, who is popularly known as Umm Nidal, was in urgent need of advanced medical treatment. [Can I quote him on that? He actually left Israel out! CiJ]

"The Mother of Martyrs is dying and the Arab world does not seem to care," a Hamas representative told The Jerusalem Post. "It's a disgrace that a Palestinian woman who sacrificed three of her sons for the cause is being barred from receiving proper medical treatment in an Arab country."

Another Hamas official warned that Farhat's death could trigger a wave of anti-Egyptian protests throughout the Gaza Strip. "If the woman dies because she is denied medical treatment in Egypt, the entire Gaza Strip will explode," he said.

"I don't rule out the possibility that much of the anger would be directed toward Egypt and that people would try to storm the Rafah border crossing."
Heh. I hope she dies a slow and painful death.

7 Comments:

At 3:43 PM, Blogger NormanF said...

Same here, Carl. Those who do evil find G-d sooner than later visiting divine judgment upon them. You cannot escape Hashem's presence no matter what you do - for truly, His spirit fills all the earth.

 
At 1:17 AM, Blogger Findalis said...

The day she dies Jews from all over the world should celebrate. Maybe we should hand out candy in the streets.

 
At 1:31 AM, Blogger Kae Gregory said...

If she does croak, Umm Nidal will be true and not just an epithet.

 
At 3:30 AM, Blogger muman613 said...

I also hope she dies a slow and painful death and does not repent the day before she dies. This pig of a human deserves the utmost punishment for destroying the lives of her children and herself. What a lame excuse for human flesh...

 
At 7:58 PM, Blogger etabori said...

Being a Terrorist Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry


The number-one mistake people make trying to understand the Middle East is refusing to believe folks here think differently from themselves.

Virtually every development in the Middle East should remind us of this reality.

 
At 8:01 PM, Blogger etabori said...

Being a Terrorist Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry


The number-one mistake people make trying to understand the Middle East is refusing to believe folks here think differently from themselves.

Virtually every development in the Middle East should remind us of this reality.

[URL=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9882/ahmadimuslimmonstersl4.gif[/img][/URL]

 
At 8:02 PM, Blogger etabori said...

Being a Terrorist Means Never Having to Say You're Sorry


The number-one mistake people make trying to understand the Middle East is refusing to believe folks here think differently from themselves.

Virtually every development in the Middle East should remind us of this reality.

[URL=http://imageshack.us][img]http://img244.imageshack.us/img244/9882/ahmadimuslimmonstersl4.gif[/img][/URL]

 

Post a Comment

Links to this post:

Create a Link

<< Home

Google