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After her 14-year-old daughter was shot dead on Gaza border, this mother hopes her death will not be in vain

The teenager wanted to be a martyr, so she would be less of a burden on her struggling family

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If Reem Abu Ermana had her way, her 14-year-old daughter Wissal would never have made her fateful journey to the Israeli border at the Bureij refugee camp on Monday.


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But she was overwhelmed by Wissal’s persuasive powers.

“First I locked the door and told her not to go,” she explains. “I said, ‘Why don’t you go on Tuesday instead?’” But Wissal had insisted that “this is the day” and she eventually let her go at around 9am, accompanied by her 11-year-old brother Mohammed.

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