Fatma Omar An-Najar

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Fatimah Omar Mahmoud Al-Najar was a 64-year-old Palestinian widow who blew herself up near Israeli troops sweeping through northern Gaza on 23 November 2006, wounding 4 Israeli soldiers.[1]

She has seven sons and two daughters,[2] Her oldest daughter stated that the Israeli military had destroyed her house, they killed her grandson and another grandson is in a wheelchair with an amputated leg.[3]

She was a veteran Hamas supporter and sheltered fugitive militants during the first Palestinian uprising of 1987-1993. She is reported to have been the oldest Palestinian suicide bomber to date.[3]


  • "I hope God accepts it," [3]


  1. ^ About her operations at alqassam.ps Archived February 26, 2011, at the Wayback Machine.
  2. ^ Her Biography at Alqassam Official web-site Archived May 13, 2013, at the Wayback Machine.
  3. ^ a b c Associated Press (23 November 2006). "Matriarch who lost grandson in conflict with Israelis turns into suicide bomber". International Herald Tribune. Archived from the original on 24 November 2006. Retrieved 25 November 2006. 

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