Palestinian Authority Again Honors Terrorist
Jul 30, 2010 at 12:51 pm
The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to name West Bank institutions after terrorists. Quoting the official Palestinian Authority newspaper Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports the PA has named a summer camp in Bethlehem after Dalal Mughrabi, who was the leader of the team that carried out the Coastal Road Massacre, the worst terrorist attack in Israel's history.
Fatah terrorists led by Mughrabi, carrying Kalashnikov rifles, rocket-propelled grenade light mortars and explosives, penetrated Israeli coastal defenses and landed on a beach near Ma'agan Michael on March 11, 1978. They murdered Gail Rubin, an American photojournalist taking nature pictures nearby, and hijacked a bus packed with tourists.
As the bus raced toward Tel Aviv, the terrorists fired and lobbed grenades at passing cars and shot at passengers on the bus. (At one point, they dumped a body out of the vehicle.) Mughrabi's team hijacked a second bus and forced terrified passengers from the first bus to get onboard. At a police roadblock near Tel Aviv, the terrorists exchanged fire with Israeli security forces. At least 37 civilians were killed in the attack, as were Mughrabi and five other terrorists. Read more here and here.
According to a PMW report issued in May, Mughrabi has more than a dozen West Bank institutions named after her. These include "the Dalal Mughrabi Girl's High School" in Hebron, where USAID funded renovations.
The same report cited Mughrabi as one of 46 different terrorists glorified in PA institutions. These include Abu Iyad, responsible for the Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli athletes were killed, as well as Hamas founder Ahmad Yassin.