Student at Shadia Abu Ghazaleh school
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) has long been employing extreme incitement against Israel and Jews; one of its most effective methods to indoctrinate the next generation is to start young. A new PA girls' high school named after a female terrorist ensures the legacy of terror will continue unbroken.

A broadcast on official PA TV last December interviewed young female students at the school that was recently named after Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, a terrorist active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). She died in 1968 when a bomb she was preparing for an attack in Tel Aviv accidentally detonated on her.

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) translated the response of the students when asked what they knew about Ghazaleh. According to the girls, the terrorist was "a patriotic woman," and "a model of the patriotic woman who stood with the men against Zion." A sign on the school wall declares that it is an official PA school.

"She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school," remarked one impressionable young girl, as another stated "the school is named after her to commemorate her and memorialize her and encourage people to be like her."

PMW notes that many PA schools have been named after terrorists, including at least 2 high schools and a kindergarten named after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led a bus hijacking in 1978 in which 37 Israelis were murdered, 12 of them children.

In the same broadcast about the new school, PA TV interviewed a member of the terror group PFLP's political bureau, Mariam Abu Daqqa. "With her blood she delineated a path for all of Palestine's women, (according to which) later tales of bravery were written," claimed Daqqa, mentioning Mughrabi as an example of those following Ghazaleh's footsteps.

The same PA TV special showed a portrait of the terrorist Ghazaleh which adorns the girls' high school's wall. An inscription there states Ghazaleh's "political activity began at a young age. ...She participated in the operation (terror attack) that blew up a bus. ...She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv, but it exploded in her hands and she died a martyr."