|Agustina, maid of Aragon [Source]|
The Argentineans: MaríaEva Duarte de Perón (1919–1952) was the second wife of President Juan Perón (1895–1974) and served as the First Lady of Argentina from 1946 until her death in 1952. She is often referred to as simply Eva Perón, or by the affectionate Spanish language diminutive Evita. Born out of wedlock in a rural Argentina village, she pursued a career as a stage, radio, and film actress in the capital. Eva met Colonel Juan Perón on January 22, 1944, in Buenos Aires during a charity event at the Luna Park Stadium to benefit the victims of an earthquake in San Juan, Argentina. The two were married the following year.
|Queen Boadicea [Source]|
The British: Boadicea (d. AD 60) was queen of the British Iceni tribe who led an uprising against the occupying forces of the Roman Empire. Her husband Prasutagus, ruler of the Iceni tribe who had ruled as a nominally independent ally of Rome, left his kingdom jointly to his daughters and the Roman Emperor in his will. However, when he died, his will was ignored. The kingdom was annexed as if conquered, Boadicea was flogged and her daughters raped, and Roman financiers called in their loans. Boadicea led the Iceni people, along with the Trinovantes and others, in revolt. They destroyed Camulodunum (modern Colchester), formerly the capital of the Trinovantes. The crisis caused the emperor Nero to consider withdrawing all Roman forces from the island, but Suetonius' eventual victory secured Roman control of the province. Boadicea then killed herself so she would not be captured.
The Israelis: Hannah Szenes (1921 - 1944) was a Hungarian Jewish woman, one of 37 Jews from the British Mandate for Palestine (now Israel) that were trained by the British army to parachute into Yugoslavia during the Second World War in order to help save the Jews of Hungary, who were about to be deported to the German death camp at Auschwitz. Szenes was arrested at the Hungarian border, imprisoned and tortured, but she refused to reveal details of her mission and was eventually tried and executed by firing squad. She is regarded as a national heroine in Israel, where several streets, the headquarters of the Zionist youth movements Israel Hatzeira and a kibbutz are named after her, and her poetry is widely known.
Leader of Hamas female detainees marks 11 years in jail| Published Friday 16/09/2011 (updated) 19/09/2011 11:12 | GAZA CITY (Ma'an) -- The Detainees Ministry in Gaza highlighted on Friday the case of Ahlam al-Tamimi, 31, detained by Israel exactly 11 years ago [ThisOngoingWar Comment: Actually not right - see our comments below.] Al-Tamimi was detained from her family home in Ramallah, and sentenced to life on charges of transferring a suicide bomber to Jerusalem. She heads the Hamas female detainees group in prison, and is currently in isolation at Hasharon prison after she delivered a speech to detainees during Eid al-Fitr. Al-Tamimi, who studied journalism, is married to Nizar al-Tamimi who received a life sentence in Israeli jail in 1993. The ministry said al-Tamimi now suffers from severe backache as a result of her detention.
[And it's not eleven years, despite what Ma'an published. The Sbarro massacre itself, which she engineered and played a critical role in executing, took place 10 years ago on 9th August 2001. As we wrote in this blog three years ago: "In October 2003, Ahlam Tamimi was sentenced to 16 consecutive life sentences for her role in the terror bombing of Jerusalem's Sbarro restaurant." She had been arrested by the Israeli authorities 13 months earlier on 14th September 2001.]
This convict has been interviewed repeatedly in her Israeli prison and has taken the trouble each time to remove any doubts people might have about her state of mind. She makes clear that she has no feelings of remorse; she is proud that she can claim to have murdered so many children, woman and civilian men.
Mrs Abu Hmeid: Embodying her people's
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