The law school credentials of this lawyer-suicide bomber are difficult to establish. One credible source says she graduated in 1999 and another, in June 2003. Other sources say she graduated from Jerash University in Jordan, other says it was from Philadelphia University in Amman, Jordan.

The picture, left, is her law school graduation picture.

We do know that the 27-year old Palestinian was born on September 22, 1975 in Silat al-Harthiyah, just west of Jenin, West Bank. Jenin was the scene of a brutal attack by the Israel Army on a refugee camp in 2002, suspected of harbouring terrorists, but which brought widespread international outcry.

Hanadi Jaradat was a devout Muslim, proud of having read the Koran from cover to cover six times.

Hanadi JaradatBy October of 2003, she had returned to Jenin where she lived with her parents and was articling for a law firm in Jenin.

Jaradat's family was steeped in political warfare against Jewish people and the state of Israel. She had already lost her fiancé, a brother and a cousin to "the cause". Those deaths apparently changed her.

On the morning of Saturday, October 4, 2003, the articling lawyer left her home for what everybody believed to be a day at the law office in Jenin. She had told friends that her dream was to open her own law firm and put the family name on the sign.

Instead she travelled to Haifa where, according to Haaretz newspaper:

"The military wing of Islamic Jihad, the Jerusalem Battalions ... dispatched Jaradat on her deadly mission."

At a secret location she met with members of the Palestinian Islamic Jihad and recorded a suicide video. She changed into western clothes, blue jeans and her hair in a ponytail.

With an explosive belt attached to her abdomen and concealed under her clothing, at 2 PM, she walked past the security guard of the Maxim restaurant in Haifa. It was busy, this was the day before Yom Kippur, the Jewish Day of Atonement. The lawyer made her way to the centre of the crowded restaurant and exploded her belt, killing not just herself but also 20 innocent bystanders, including four children, and wounding 60.

Acorns grow near their trees; her father told the press:

"I will accept only congratulations for what she did. This was a gift she gave me, the homeland and the Palestinian people."

Jaradat, who could of been fighting through legitimate or political means for women rights within her Muslim society, instead chose to murder innocent civilians, young and old, genocide by any definition. Her law school training could of been used to discourage the medieval and mandatory church services where suicide bombers are celebrated, and to which fundamentalist Muslims proudly bring their children.

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