Though the majority of suicide bombers have been male, female suicide bombers have carried out a number of attacks since 1985. This article is about suicide attacks for political and/or military reasons Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar)
The first known suicide attack by a woman was carried out in Lebanon on April 9, 1985. Lebanon (ˈlɛbənɒn Arabic: ar لبنان Lubnān) officially the Republic of Lebanon or Lebanese Republic (ar الجمهورية اللبنانية Events 193 - Septimius Severus is proclaimed Roman Emperor by the army in Illyricum (in the Balkans) Year 1985 ( MCMLXXXV) was a Common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar) Sana'a Mehaidli, a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party (SSNP), detonated an explosive-laden vehicle, which killed two Israeli soldiers and injured two more. Sana'a Mehaidli ( August 14, 1968 - April 9, 1985) was a member of the Syrian Social Nationalist Party who at the age of 16 blew herself The Syrian Social Nationalist Party (or SSNP ( Arabic: الحزب السوري القومي الاجتماعي al-Hizb as-Sūrī al-Qawmī al-Ijtimā`ī) often referred For a topic outline on this subject see List of basic Israel topics. Since then, female suicide bombers have been employed in several conflicts, by a variety of organizations, against both military and civilian targets:
Some argue that the increasing prevalence of female suicide bombers in the Intifada is a sign of the rising status of women in Arab culture. The araB gene Promoter is a bacterial promoter activated by e L-arabinose binding Others argue that suicide bombers are low-level pawns and thus the use of women cannot be a sign of rising status. Still others point out that women are simply joining the men in fighting, a choice that is seen as being open to them in Islamic teaching.
Some militant organizations have used women to carry out suicide bombings because they draw less suspicion than men and go through less rigorous security checks. Security is the condition of being protected against danger loss and criminals For example: while a man can be checked to see if he's carrying an explosive belt by simply lifting his shirt, ordering a woman is much less acceptable, particularly in the Islamic world. An explosive belt (also called suicide belt, Bomberpilot Jacket, suicide vest or shaheed belt) is The term Muslim world (or Islamic world) has several meanings Israeli security procedures practice is that a suspected woman is to be checked by a female soldier in a screened off area.
On the same day Darine Abu Aisha committed a suicide bombing, Sheikh Ahmed Yassin, the religious leader of Islamist militant group Hamas, issued a fatwa, or religious rule, that gave permission to women to participate in suicide attacks as well as listing the rewards in "Paradise" that these female martyrs would receive upon their deaths. Sheikh Ahmed Ismail Yassin (1937 – March 22 2004 ( Arabic: ar الشيخ أحمد ياسين was the co-founder with Abdel Aziz al-Rantissi, of Hamas Islamism ( Islam + ism; Arabic: al-'islāmiyya) a set of ideologies holding that Islam is not only Ḥamas (ar حركة حماس acronym ar حركة المقاومة He also promised Hamas will send many female suicide bombers in order to strike Israelis.
Reactions to this in the Islamic world were mixed. While many hailed the female suicide bomber and urged full involvement of all in Jihad, some criticized the cruelty of tearing mothers from their children and sending them to explode themselves. Jihad (جهاد ʤɪhæːd an Islamic term, is a religious duty of Muslims.
Using women for suicide bombings has an added danger to those charged with preventing bombings. Hanadi Tayseer Abdul Malek Jaradat (هنادي تيسير عبدالمالك جردات ( September 22, 1975 – October 4 Andalib Suleiman Takatka was the fourth Palestinian Female suicide bomber. Ayat al-Akhras was the third and youngest Palestinian Female suicide bomber who at age 18 (some sources report her age to be as young as 16 killed herself and two Wafa Idris (aka Wafa Idrees Shahanaz Al-Amouri Shnaz Amuri Arabic وفاء إدريس was the first Female suicide bomber in the Israeli-Palestinian conflict Women are less likely to be searched for suicide vests as a man either as a result of indecency, fear of accusations of sexual harassment or fear of breaking Islamic laws that require women to remain traditionally clothed in public.