Jerusalem Terrorist's Mother: 'Praise Allah He's a Martyr'

Rioting and family refusal highlight burial of Hamas terrorist, after he 'brought honor to family' by murdering baby and 22-year-old.

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Family of terrorist Abdelrahman Shaludi
Family of terrorist Abdelrahman Shaludi
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The mother of Abdelrahman Shaludi, the Hamas terrorist who last Wednesday murdered three-month-old Chaya Zisel Braun hy''d and 22-year-old Karen Mosquera hy''d with his car in Jerusalem, is a "martyr" according to his mother.

Shaludi's family raised a ruckus after police limited the number of attendees at the terrorist's Sunday night funeral at the feet of the Temple Mount to 20, and had the burial be held late at night.

The steps were taken to avoid violent Arab rioting, which occurred before the funeral in any case, as Arab residents of the Shiloach (Silwan in Arabic) neighborhood where Shaludi hails from clashed with police outside the dead terrorist's home, as the family then refused to begin the funeral.

In the end, the family and the police agreed to let the funeral take place with a reduced number of participants, and the funeral of the Hamas terrorist was held in the Israeli capital without additional attacks on law enforcement forces.

During the funeral, Shaludi's mother said she was proud of her son who gave honor to the family when he became a "shahid" (martyr), adding repeatedly "praise to Allah."

The praise and lionization of the terrorist echoes statements by Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas's Fatah faction, which pledged "loyalty" to Shaludi, and PA chief negotiator Saeb Erekat who justified the murders Shaludi committed. Likewise, a senior aid to Abbas was quick to praise the terrorist murder of the three-month-old, calling the terrorist a "hero." 

The Almagor terror victims' organization had protested returning the body of the terrorist, who was shot as he tried to flee the Ammunition Hill light rail station where he plowed his car into a group of pedestrians.

The group pointed out that there are two fallen IDF soldiers, Hadar Goldin and Oron Shaul hy"d, whose bodies are still being held by Hamas after the last operation, and being used to negotiate the release of hundreds of terrorists.

Meir Indor and Dr. Aryeh Bacharah, heads of Almagor, argued that Israel should have placed a condition on the return of Shaludi's body, demanding that the bodies of its fallen soldiers be returned in exchange for the body of the Hamas terrorist.