January 29, 2007
Dozens of neighbors celebrated outside [the suicide bomber's house] after the fiery attack that killed him and three other people, waving his photo and praising him as a martyr. Inside, his mother greeted mourners with a smile.
“He told me: ‘Meeting God is better for me than this whole world,’” said Rowayda Siksik, wearing a white veil.
She said her son told her only that he was going to carry out an operation inside Israel. “He said, ‘Goodbye, I am going, mother. Forgive me.’ I told him, ‘God be with you.’”