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Family praises suicide bomber

A day after she killed 19 people at a restaurant in the port city of Haifa, the parents of a Palestinian suicide bomber said Sunday they were proud of their daughter because she had avenged the death of her brother. Hanadi Jaradat, 27, worked as an apprentice lawyer. Her parents said she was a devout Muslim. The unmarried woman had witnessed the death of her brother Fadi Jaradat and cousin Saleh Jaradat during an Israeli army operation in Jenin on June 12. Both were members of the radical Palestinian Islamic Jihad movement. ”She was deeply upset as she was very close to her brother,” said her mother, Umm Fadi. ”I am happy with her because she has killed those who have killed my son. They kill us every day.” In response to the bombing, the Israeli army destroyed the family’s home early Sunday. Umm Fadi said she had no idea her daughter planned to detonate herself in a Haifa restaurant co-owned by Jews and Palestinians. Full Story

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