Researcher Rachel Avraham, author of Women and Jihad, talks about female Islamic terrorists and sucide bombers.
“The first Palestinian female suicide bomber was Wafa Idris who blew herself up in Jerusalem in 2002 during the Second Intifada. She killed an old man and injured 100. Already prior to that several Palestinian women engaged in anti-Israeli terrorism. Leila Khaled was a member of a team that hijacked an airplane in 1969. Dalal Mughrabi was one of the terrorists who caused the 1978 Coastal Road massacre which killed 38 Israeli civilians including 13 children. Ahlam Tammimi took an active role in the Sbarro bombing that killed 16 people, including children and teens.
“After the Second Intifada in 2006, there were two more female suicide bombings. These stopped when suicide bombings ceased in general. From that point on, the Palestinians chose other tactics for fighting against Israel.”