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PA Summer Camp Named for Terrorist Murderer of 37

PMW: Public Fatah event under the auspices of PA chief Abbas celebrates infamous Coastal Road terror attack in which 37 Israelis were murdered.
By Hillel Fendel
First Publish: 8/12/2010, 12:20 AM / Last Update: 8/12/2010, 2:42 PM

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reports that a public Fatah event under the auspices of PA chief Abbas included a song celebrating the infamous Coastal Road terror attack. The 1978 bus-hijacking massacre was perpetrated by Fatah terrorists who murdered 37 Israelis. 


In addition, the Palestinian Authority has named two summer camps after Dalal Mughrabi, the female terrorist who led the Coastal Road attack.

The song chosen to be performed at the Fatah event glorified the Coastal Road murderers as "birds of prey" and "heroic." It also depicted the various stages of the attack, which started when terrorists landed by sea from Lebanon.

PMW also notes other recent examples of the PA's glorification of the terrorist Mughrabi that were connected with youth - despite Israel's oft-repeated demand that the PA stop inculcating its youth with hatred towards Israel.
For instance, at the closing ceremonies of the PA's Dalal Mughrabi summer camp for girls in Bethlehem, the children were shown a play entitled, "Dalal the Legend." The play was reported to have been well-received by the audience. Local Bethlehem Fatah leader Yousuf Al-Aref explained that "naming such summer camps after the Shahida (martyr) Dalal Mughrabi strengthens the sense of belonging and citizenship among Palestinian girls."

Official PA television reported extensively on another Dalal Mughrabi summer camp, this one in Syria. It focused its cameras on shirts with Mughrabi's picture worn by the participants.