According to Palestinian Media Watch, the Palestinian Authority chose the mother of 4 terrorists, 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.
Last year, PA Minister of Prisoners’ Affairs, Issa Karake, honoured 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."
Winnipeg Free Press Columnist Samuel Segev covered this issue in today’s column. The story was not picked up by the rest of the Canadian media.