The PA removed terrorist Dalal Mughrabi’s name from a school Belgium had funded and instead transferred it to two other schools.
By: United with Israel Staff and PMW
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to defy and mock European countries that finance it. Donor countries have repeatedly condemned the PA’s policy of naming schools and community centers after terrorists and have refused to fund them, while the PA continues to name schools after terrorists, the Palestinian Media Watch reported (PMW).
The PA occasionally pretends to comply with donor demands to stop terror glorification but persists to glorify terrorism.
In September 2017, PMW exposed that PA named a Belgian funded school after “The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. Elementary School.”
Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre in 1978, during which she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.
In October 2017, Belgium froze its funding of PA schools and demanded that the name be changed. In July, the name had still not been changed. Last month, Belgium reiterated that it “unequivocally condemns the glorification of terrorist attacks” through PA schools.
Two weeks later, the PA removed the terrorist’s name from the school and renamed it “The Belgian School,” while on the same day it changed the name of a nearby school, The Beit Awwa Elementary School for Girls, to The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School. Three days later, the PA named a second and new school as “The Second Dalal Mughrabi Republic School.”
This incident was the latest show of Palestinian incitement to terror in accordance with the Palestinian Authority’s policy of presenting them as role models for Palestinian youth.
Irresponsible European Conduct
The PA has announced that the new school “will be funded from the state coffers.”
PMW noted that this is supposed to prevent donors from complaining that their money is funding schools named after terrorists.
“The real question is: Will Belgium and others who fund the PA Ministry of Education and the building of PA schools, such as Britain and the EU, as well as other countries who have condemned PA terror glorification, ignore this manipulation and mockery by the PA?” PMW asks. This is a critical questions that “Belgium must actively respond to”
The PMW further charged the donor countries that since the establishment of the PA, they have been “irresponsible in their lack of supervision of what the PA has done with their money. The PA has used donor money to pay salaries to terrorists, produce children’s programming on TV encouraging children to seek martyrdom, and build a Ministry of Education that poisons the minds of Palestinian children in numerous ways, among them, naming dozens of schools after terrorists and Nazi collaborators.”
The PA has named at least 28 schools after terrorists and at least three schools after Nazi collaborators. Significantly, the PA Ministry of Education is directly and solely responsible for the naming of schools.