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Sunday, January 18, 2004

Mom Bomb was preggers

From Imshin at Not a Fish
Bish [Imshin's husband] noticed a piece of interesting gossip on one of the more popular Israeli current affairs forums.

Writes one Nitzan Or, that according to a news item on Arab radio station Monte Carlo, Rim Sallah al-Riashy, the twenty two year old female suicide bomber, married and mother of two from one of the wealthiest families in Gaza, that blew herself up in the border crossing between Gaza and Israel on Wednesday morning, did so because she was five months pregnant from her husband’s cousin and was going to die anyway, to pay for the dishonor she had caused her family.

The radio station explained that her husband encouraged her to be a suicide bomber so she would at least save the family’s honor. The Hamas promised to look after her daughters until they were married.
UPDATE: Good work, Bish and Imshin! This "gossip" is being confirmed Monday morning at Haaretz and Yediot Ahronot.