The mother of a Palestinian knife attacker is on record praising her son.
"Muhammad was a butcher and knew how to slaughter," she said, according to the Middle East Media Research Institute.
The mother of Muhammad Said Muhammad Ali was interviewed in a Feb. 14 broadcast of Al-Aqsa TV
The teenager was killed when he attacked Israeli policemen with a knife at Damascus Gate in Jerusalem.
The mother, whose name was not revealed in the broadcast, said her son had been "a lion."
"She praised how he wielded the knife when he attacked the policemen, explaining that he had been a butcher," MEMRI reported.
"She then sang: 'Muhammad Ali was a courageous man, oh knife commandos. ... You are the pride of Islam. ... Your knife sent those midgets running in all directions.' She added that Palestine and Allah deserve that Palestinians sacrifice their lives for their sake."
The mother continued: "I am the mother of the heroic martyr, Muhammad Said Muhammad Ali. Muhammad Said lived in occupied Jerusalem. He was 19 years old. He was martyred at Damascus Gate in occupied Jerusalem after carrying out a stabbing operation.
"Muhammad was someone you could rely on. He was a hell of a guy. A butcher. A lion. You could see in the video of the attack how practiced he was in wielding a knife, because he was a butcher. Muhammad was a butcher and knew how to slaughter," she said.