The Palestinians are a humorless bunch so I doubt they catch the dripping irony in sending a mother of 4 terrorists to deliver a letter asking for Palestinian statehood at the UN offices in Ramallah.
The Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorist murderers, one of whom killed seven Israeli civilians and attempted to killed twelve others, as the person to launch their statehood campaign with the UN. In a widely publicized event, the PA had Latifa Abu Hmeid lead the procession to the UN offices in Ramallah and to hand over a letter for the UN Secretary General Ban Ki Moon.
The official PA daily reported that she launched the UN campaign last week, and noted that she is the "mother of seven prisoners and of the Shahid (Martyr) Abd Al-Mun'im Abu Hmeid." However, the paper did not mention that 4 of her imprisoned sons are murderers.
Palestinian Media Watch reported last year that Abu Hmeid then had 4 sons in Israeli prisons who were each serving between two and seven life sentences, a total of 18 life sentences. At that time she was in the news because the PA Minister of Prisoners' Affairs, Issa Karake, decided to honor her with an award, "the Plaque of Resoluteness and Giving... inscribed with the names of her four sons who are imprisoned."
The PA minister explained then why the mother of 4 murderers of Israelis deserves such honor:
"It is she who gave birth to the fighters, and she deserves that we bow to her in salute and in honor."
The crowning symbol of Palestinian statehood is, appropriately, a mother who raised her sons to hate Israelis and kill them. But we musn't read anything in to this lest we be accused of hate speech ourselves. Clearly, there are some things we just don't understand about Palestinian culture and to point out obvious deficiencies - such as honoring the mother of murderous thugs - just isn't done.