Israel rips UN over support for PA center glorifying terror

Foreign Ministry requests UN clarify its funding of women's center named after notorious terrorist who headed 'Coastal Massacre' of 1978.

Nitsan Keidar ,

Dalal Mughrabi hero worship in Ramallah
Dalal Mughrabi hero worship in Ramallah
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The Foreign Ministry expressed concern over the UN’s financial support for a PA women’s center named after notorious female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.

Mughrabi headed the terrorists who committed the brutal murder of no fewer than 37 people in the Coastal Highway massacre in 1978.

Foreign Ministry representative Elon Bar spoke today with the UN’s “Humanitarian Coordinator” for the Palestinian Arabs, Robert Piper.

During their conversation, Bar expressed concern over the UN’s continued support of Palestinian Arab incitement and glorification of terrorists who murdered Jews.

He demanded that Piper clarify the UN’s funding, and expressed Israel’s expectation that the UN act so that such occurrences do not happen in the future.

Last night, Norway condemned the PA for its use of Norwegian money to fund the new women’s center.

He called on the PA to immediately remove the logo of the Norwegian Foreign Ministry from the center and demanded that the PA return the money from Norway that it had used to fund the center.

The Foreign Ministry praised the action. “Norway has done the right thing. Standing strongly against the positive commemoration of terrorists is an essential part of the international effort to eradicate terrorism.”

“Israel suggests that all members of the international community check where money invested in the PA ends up, and expects all other partners in this project to follow Norway's example,” the Foreign Ministry said.