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The Road to Martyrs' SquareA Journey into the World of the Suicide Bomber$
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Anne Marie Oliver and Paul F. Steinberg

Print publication date: 2006

Print ISBN-13: 9780195305593

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195305593.001.0001

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. A Babe in the Womb

. A Babe in the Womb

16. A Babe in the Womb
The Road to Martyrs' Square

Anne Marie Oliver

Paul F. Steinberg

Oxford University Press

With his return, Yasin was a major symbol of greatness in affirmity: he was the mutilated king. People began to think about the man and the movement with renewed fervor. In a bold, deflationary gesture, the ailing sheikh likened himself to “a baby returned to his mother's womb”. Six years after returning home from his tour of Arab countries, he finally attained what he long said he wanted more than anything on earth. Shortly after the dawn prayer in a Gaza City mosque, he was struck to the ground by a missile fired from an Israeli Apache helicopter.

Keywords:   Yasin, Arafat, Israeli Apache helicopter

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