Danny Danon
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Israel's Ambassador to the United Nations, Danny Danon, on Monday welcomed a decision by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres to stop supporting a Palestinian Authority (PA) women's educational center named after female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.

In a statement, Danon urged the UN to cut ties with all Palestinian Arab organizations that incite to violence.

"The disgraceful act of naming an educational center for girls after a terrorist who murdered 35 Israelis is further proof of the Palestinian Authority's education for hatred and violence,” he said.

“Once again we witness the exploitation of UN aid funds for dangerous anti-Israel incitement. The UN must stop contact with all the Palestinian organizations inciting violence and increase the supervision of funds transferred for humanitarian purposes,” added Danon.

Guterres’s office said on Sunday that the UN withdrew its support for the PA center after learning it was named for Mughrabi, a Fatah terrorist who murdered 37 people, including 12 children, in a massacre on Israel's Coastal Highway in 1978.

“The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstance,” said Guterre's spokesman.

Norway, which provided the funding for the project, condemned the naming of the center after Mughrabi on Friday and demanded that the PA return the funding which had been used to build the center.