The “Palestinian” Authority — the left’s idea of peace-seeking Muslims — has named two more schools after a terrorist named Dalal Mughrabi.
This isn’t the first time the group has done this.
It’s really a PA policy to mock Israelis by naming its schools after Islamic terrorists who’ve committed atrocities against the Jewish people.
The Palestinian Authority continues to defy and mock its donors. Although donors have repeatedly condemned the PA’s policy of naming schools and community centers after terrorists and murderers and have refused to fund them, the PA continues to name schools after terrorists. Occasionally the PA pretends to comply with donor demands to stop terror glorification. This is one of those cases.
This is how the PA deceives Europe and keeps the funding flowing:
- Sept. 27, 2017: PMW exposes that PA named a Belgium-funded school after a terrorist murderer: “The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School”
- Oct. 9, 2017: Belgium freezes funding of PA schools and demands name change
- July 31, 2018: PMW notifies Belgium that the school is still named “The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School”
- Aug. 10, 2018: Belgium reiterates that it “unequivocally condemns the glorification of terrorist attacks,” through PA schools
- Two weeks later, Aug. 23, 2018: PA removes terrorist’s name from school and renames it: “The Belgian School”
- Same day: Aug. 23, 2018: PA changes name of nearby school, The Beit Awwa Elementary School for Girls to The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School
- Three days later, Aug. 26, 2018: PA adds insult to Belgium by naming a second school after the same terrorist murderer:
The Second Dalal Mughrabi Republic School
Summary of Belgium’s sincere efforts:
Two schools – instead of one – in the Beit Awwa district of Hebron are now named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi
On Sept. 27, 2017, when Palestinian Media Watch first exposed that a Palestinian Authority elementary school built with Belgian funding was named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37 Israeli civilians, Belgium immediately condemned the PA, announced a freeze of funding, and demanded that the name be changed. Last month, PMW discovered and exposed that the school continued to be called The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School. In response, the Belgian government again publicly condemned the PA practice:
“A spokesperson for the Belgian Foreign Ministry told The Algemeiner in response that the country stood by its previously articulated policy regarding support to schools in the Palestinian territories, which ‘unequivocally condemns the glorification of terrorist attacks.’ He affirmed that the decision to suspend two Palestinian school construction projects in the West Bank ‘remains in effect until further notice.'”
[The Algemeiner, Aug. 10, 2018]
The Belgian government apparently also passed on PMW’s report and Belgium’s “unequivocal condemnation” to the PA, because within two weeks, the PA suddenly changed the name to “The Belgian School – Tala’ei Al-Janoub” claiming it was done “as a sign of honor to the government of Belgium that built it,” according to the official PA daily. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2018]
However, the PA leaders, who for years have refused donor demands to stop terror glorification, decided that since they were being coerced by the Belgian government, they would mock Belgium instead. On the very same day that they changed the school name to “The Belgian School,” they transferred the name “Dalal Mughrabi” to a different school in the very same neighborhood. And to add insult to injury, the PA decided to build an additional school, and also name it after terrorist Mughrabi!
“The Dalal Mughrabi School’s name was changed to The Belgian School – Tala’ei Al-Janoub in honor of the Belgium government that built it. The Education Directorate transferred the name [of the Dalal Mughrabi School] to the Beit Awwa Elementary School for Girls and it is building a new school named after Dalal, which includes a kindergarten.”
[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 27, 2018]
PMW has verified the transfer of the Dalal Mughrabi name to the other school in the same neighborhood. The pictures below show the Facebook profile pictures of the school with its original name and with its new name. On the left, the school has the name Beit Awwa Elementary School for Girls. On the right, it has the name The Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School. This picture was posted on Aug. 23, 2018, right after the PA transferred the terrorist’s name from the Belgium-funded school to this school.
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