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Tuesday, July 17, 2012
Fatah summer camp named after female terrorist Mughrabi, who led killing of 37 in bus hijacking
Governor of Jericho:
Mughrabi must be a "beacon" for young Palestinians
has named a summer camp for youth "Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi," after
female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. In 1978, Mughrabi led the most lethal
terror attack in Israel's history, in which 37 civilians were killed, 12
of them children. The Governor of the Jericho district said to
participants in the summer camp that Mughrabi and others who
"sacrificed" "should be a beacon for us in our activities."
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas is also head of Fatah.
The camp was cosponsored by the Women's Association of Qalqilya and the Farmer's Association.
PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has likewise glorified Dalal Mughrabi. In 2009, he provided funding for a computer center named after her. In 2010, he sponsored a "birthday party" on what would have been Mughrabi's 50th birthday. Also in 2010, the PA announced its intention to name a square in Ramallah after Mughrabi. Following a PMW report, the international community strongly condemned this, but despite the criticism, Fatah went ahead and named the square after Mughrabi. Abbas' advisor Sabri Saidam defended their right to name a square after her, saying that, "Every one of us has tried in his own way to express his pride in this Shahida [Dalal Mughrabi]."
This past March, Fatah's official Facebook page featured a poem dedicated to Mughrabi:
"This is Dalal, my eternal love...
Dalal, my mysterious young woman
My revolutionary Jihadi inspiration"
[Fatah's official Facebook page, March 22, 2012]
For more examples of the PA honoring terrorist Mughrabi, see PMW's bulletin.
The following is the excerpt of the article in the PA daily announcing the "Sisters of Dalal" summer camp:
Governor of the Jericho district Majed Al-Fatiani said that it is our
national obligation to be faithful to those before us who gave and
sacrificed for Palestine, and they should be a beacon for us in our
activities and in guarding the achievements and capabilities of our
people. This was said during a meeting at the Jericho district
headquarters with the young women participating in the "Sisters of Dalal
Mughrabi" summer camp from the Qalqilya district... The director of the
summer camp, Lana Nazzal, stated that the summer camp is organized by
the Fatah movement, with the cooperation of the Women's Association of
Qalqilya and the Farmer's Association, and that the camp is meant for
youth between the ages of 16-30."