In the latest show of Palestinian incitement to terror, they named a square after a terrorist responsible for the death of 26 Israelis.
The Palestinian Authority (PA) has named yet another square after a terrorist, thus glorifying terrorism and promoting acts of violence against Israelis.
The newly inaugurated square in Jenin “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square,” is named after the terror leader Nazzal, the Secretary of the Central Committee of the Democratic Front for Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) and commander of its military branch, who planned the notorious Ma’alot Massacre.
In the May 1974 Ma’alot Massacre, terrorists took school children and their teacher hostage, and eventually murdered 22 children and four adults.
Nazzal also planned an attack which resulted in the murder of four hostages in an apartment in Beit Shean in November, 1974, and a shooting and grenade attack in central Jerusalem in April 1984, in which one Israeli was murdered and 47 others were wounded.
He was assassinated in Athens in June 1986 by Mossad agents.
The “Martyr Khaled Nazzal Square” was inaugurated at a rally with PA officials, “under the auspices of the Jenin District and the [Jenin] municipality.” Participants included the Deputy District Governor of the Jenin District, and the DFLP in Jenin.
Deputy Mayor of Jenin Mahmoud Abu Mweis spoke at the event and “emphasized that our leadership and our people will continue on the path of the Martyrs.”
This incident was the latest show of Palestinian incitement to terror in accordance with the Palestinian Authority’s policy of presenting terrorists as role models for Palestinian youth.
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.
PA schools also teach children to idolize terrorists in artwork and imagery.
“If Abbas wants to create a culture of peace, he needs to take action and not just talk,” Palestinian Media Watch, a watchdog that monitors Palestinian incitement and education to hatred, has previously stated.
“If accompanied by the cessation of other terror glorification, it would be a first glimmer of hope that the PA may really be interested in being a peace partner,” PMW added.