'Palestinian girls become terrorists so they could meet good-looking guys'

The public security minister, Gilad Erdan, made the remark during a special pre-holiday toast in Rishon Lezion.

By ARIK BENDER
April 21, 2016 18:58
Fadi Alon, 19, of Isawiya, was shot and killed after allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old Israeli boy

Fadi Alon, 19, of Isawiya, was shot and killed after allegedly stabbing a 15-year-old Israeli boy. (photo credit: ARAB SOCIAL MEDIA)

 
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Young Palestinian females turn to terrorism as a means of reaching heaven and meeting good-looking male “martyrs,” Israel’s public security minister said Wednesday.

Gilad Erdan made the remark during a pre-Passover toast in Rishon Lezion. “They used to promise terrorists that they would attain 72 female virgins,” Erdan said. “What happened was that there were a number of terrorists who were so good-looking, that the female terrorists told interrogators that they wanted to die so that they could meet them.”

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Erdan cited the example of Fadi Alon, a 19-year-old Palestinian from east Jerusalem’s Isawiya neighborhood on Mount Scopus. Alon was shot dead after stabbing a 15-yearold Jewish boy in Jerusalem last October. The boy suffered moderate wounds in the attack.

“The thing that has driven this recent wave of terrorism was the campaign of incitement that began before Rosh Hashana and was waged by extremist elements like Islamic Movement, Israeli Arab leaders, the Palestinian Authority and Hamas,” the minister said.

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