Dit is al lang aan de gang maar is een van die dingen die nooit wordt genoemd in de media of als obstakel bij de vredesbesprekingen. Het wordt stilzwijgend geaccepteerd als iets dat nu eenmaal bij het conflict hoort, en gezien als iets dat ook vanzelf wel weer zal verdwijnen wanneer er een vredesplan ligt en de Palestijnen een staat krijgen. De opruiing en agitatie tegen Israel en Joden in Palestijnse media is echter niet iets van de laatste tijd, en zelfs niet van sinds de bezetting in 1967. Het is dan ook niet vanzelfsprekend dat het zal verdwijnen met een einde aan de bezetting. In plaats van alleen maar te focussen op de nederzettingen zou men hier ook een speerpunt van moeten maken, iets dat juist nu moet worden aangepakt en beëindigd, zodat Israel ook enig vertrouwen kan hebben in de Palestijnse intenties.
Abbas awarded $6,000 to dance group
named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
who led killing of 37
Fatah named class for "young boys and girls"
after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
"Class served as a tribute to the soul of the Martyr"
by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the most lethal terror attack against Israel, is still being presented as a role model by Fatah, and being endorsed as such by Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
In 1978, Dalal Mughrabi led a group of terrorists who hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Recently, Abbas awarded $6,000 to a dance group named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi:
"Head of [Palestinian] General Intelligence, Majed Faraj... announced that financial assistance in the form of a Presidential Grant would be given to the [dance group] Dalal Group for Popular Arts. The President [Abbas] granted it a sum of 6,000 US dollars."
Fatah, headed by Mahmoud Abbas, also continues to promote terrorist Dalal Mughrabi as a role model for youth. Fatah's Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls, called "The Lion Cubs and Flowers," named a class for young children after Dalal Mughrabi.
Reporting on the graduation ceremony held for Fatah's Dalal Mughrabi class, the official PA daily explained:
"This class served as a tribute to the soul of the Martyr who carried out the coastal [road] operation (i.e., terror attack), Dalal Mughrabi."
Not only was the class named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, so was the regional sub-branch of Fatah that was among the organizers of the graduation. The secretary of "the regional sub-branch named after Martyr Dalal Mughrabi" Hala Abu Haq "gave a short presentation about Martyr Dalal Mughrabi's life, emphasizing her [Mughrabi's] devotion and efforts for the [Fatah] organization's activities."
A photo from the event posted on the official Fatah Facebook page "Fatah - The Main Page" shows that young children are being taught to see a terrorist murderer as a role model. The children are wearing hats with the Fatah logo.
Fatah regularly uses its official Facebook page "Fatah - The Main Page" to glorify terrorists.
Palestinian Media Watch reported that Fatah described the female terrorists Dalal Mughrabi, Ayyat Al-Akhras, Wafa Idris, and Darin Abu Aisheh as "Stars who sparkled in the sky" and "Stars in the sky of the revolution."
Earlier, Fatah praised the female Palestinian terrorist as "master of the world," specifically mentioning three notorious terrorists: Dalal Mughrabi, Ayyat Al-Akhras and Laila Khaled.
View PMW's case study on the PA's glorification of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
The following is the report on Abbas' grant of $6,000 to the Dalal Mughrabi dance group:
"Head of [Palestinian] General Intelligence, Majed Faraj delivered President Mahmoud Abbas' greetings to his sons, the students in the Deheisheh refugee camp and in all refugee camps in Palestine, and handed out gifts to the graduates. Faraj announced that financial assistance in the form of a Presidential Grant would be given to the [dance group] Dalal Group for Popular Arts. The President [Abbas] granted it a sum of 6,000 US dollars. In addition, a sum of 4,000 dollars was granted to the Ashkelon Group for Popular Arts."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 6, 2013]
The following is the report on the graduation of Fatah's Dalal Mughrabi class for youth:
Headline: "Graduation in Qalqilya for the class named after Martyr (Shahid) Dalal Mughrabi of the Lion Cubs and Flowers [in Fatah's Youth Institution] for Young Boys and Girls"
"The Fatah Movement's Qalqilya branch, the regional branches named after Martyrs Yassin Yassin and Hussam Salim and the regional sub-branch named after Martyr Dalal Mughrabi held a graduation for a class of the Lion Cubs and Flowers (the Youth Institution for Young Boys and Girls is the organization's name in English, -Ed.) from the district... This class served as a tribute to the soul of the Martyr who carried out the coastal [road] operation (i.e., terror attack), Dalal Mughrabi. Those present praised the perfect execution of the event held by the regional sub-branch and [praised] those who contributed to it. On her part, regional sub-branch secretary Hala Abu Haq... gave a short presentation about Martyr Dalal Mughrabi's life, emphasizing her (Dalal Mughrabi's) devotion and efforts for the [Fatah] organization's activities. Likewise, she mentioned the Fatah Movement's Martyrs and prisoners from the Central Committee and the Revolutionary [Council] and also the self-sacrificers (Fedayeen) who preceded them. She said that this [Dalal Mughrabi] class is graduating after training, courses and national, Islamic and educational lectures were held. On their part, regional branch secretaries Muhammad Walwil and Mahmoud Libda thanked the organizers of the event and emphasized their complete willingness to embrace anything that will help and develop these young boys and girls."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2013]
Notes: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.