Palestinian Media Watch (thanks to RB) has television clips and transcripts of Palestinian mothers expressing joy at the death of their children.
Moderator: “They [Israelis] accuse the Palestinian mother of hating her sons and in encouraging them to die. This is what we hear from Israelis. Is this true?
Mother Um Al-Ajrami: “No, we do not encourage our sons to die. We encourage them to Shahada [martyrdom] for the homeland, for Allah.”
[She then talks about a group of women, all mothers of Shahids, who go to other mothers of Shahids during the period of mourning]: “We don’t say to the mothers of the Shahids, ‘We have come to comfort you’, but ‘We have come to bless you on the wedding of your son, on the Shahada of your son. Congratulations to you on the Shahada . . . ‘ For us, the mourning is joyous. We give out drinks, we give out sweets. Praise to God — the mourning is joyous. occasion” [PATV, Nov. 17, 2004]…
There’s much more if you can stomach it. This is, of course, nothing new: I discuss similar statements by mothers in Onward Muslim Soldiers.