Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin): a tune of loyalty and a hymn of liberty

Author: Bassam Yousef Ibrahim Banat*


The study aimed at identifying the reality stories of the Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin). The findings revealed that their choice of martyrdom is nationalistic, is closely associated with the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories and the daily suppressive practices against the helpless and unarmed Palestinian people. Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin) lived a normal life with their families and society members. They neither ran from their problems nor their psychological, marriage and financial crises to face death. They had chosen this path based on a conscious decision of carrying the hopes of the Palestinian people and it’s just cause towards achieving liberty and victory. The simplest humane and civilized duties are to encounter and resist the occupying enemy.


Key words: Palestinian suicide martyrs (Istishhadiyin), life makers, wills, real stories.


*PhD Sociology (Statistical Methods and Research Techniques), Assistant Professor, Department of Applied Sociology, Faculty of Arts, Al-Quds University, Main Campus, Jerusalem- Abu Dies, Palestine. This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

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