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US money for a Palestinian girls’ school, named for a terrorist who murdered 36 Israelis and an American (PMW-PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH) By Itamar Marcus 08/07/02)Source: http://www.pmw.org.il PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH PMW} PALESTINIAN MEDIA WATCH Articles-Index-TopPublishers-Index-Top
Introduction:
The Unites States has been attempting to bypass the Palestinian Authority [PA] misuse of American financial aid by directly funding specific projects. However, even in these projects, US money can be used to promote terrorism in subtle but effective ways.

One of the ways a society teaches its children values is by glorifying chosen individuals. The PA as policy continues to glorify as heroes, terrorists who have killed the greatest number of Israelis, especially in educational structures for children.

Dalal Mughrabi is the woman terrorist who participated in the murder of 36 Israelis and an American nature photographer, Gail Ruban, in 1978. A girls’ high school named for the terrorist - “The Dalal Mughrabi School” - is now being renovated with money from USAID - through ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid). A school named after a terrorist promotes murder and terrorism as positive values to children in general, and especially to those children studying in that school. US money is helping to support an educational structure that is inherently promoting terrorism and glorifying the murderer of an American.

This school’s name is not an exception. Numerous schools, summer camps and sports teams are named for terrorist-murderers, including Ayyat al-Akhras, the woman suicide bomber, and symbols of violence continue to be used in educational and sport structures. The background poster of a UNICEF funded summer camp includes a gun.

The following are a series of recent news items, as they appeared in Palestinian sources, that demonstrate this Palestinian Authority policy of glorifying terrorists and violence and demonstrates the use of foreign money in some of these projects.

News Items on schools, summer camps, and sport team names

1. Dalal Mughrabi - the terrorist who participated in the bus hijacking and murder of 36 Israelis and American Gail Rubin, in 1978. USAID is renovating the Dalal Al- Mughrabi school.

News Item:
“Announcement: Palestinian National Authority Ministry of Schools and Higher Education Hebron District” “Building contract tender for the Dalal Mughrabi girls’ high school [Al-Shuyukh village Hebron district…] With funding from the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) through ANERA (American Near East Refugee Aid)”

The ad has the logos of the USAID, the Palestinian Authority and ANERA. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida July 30 2002]

2. Ayyat al-Akhras - The woman suicide bomber who killed a number of Israelis as she blew herself up in a supermarket in Jerusalem. The Palestinians named a children´s summer camp in her name:

News Item:
“Today the activities begin in the tenth Scouts summer camp, the Shahid -Seeker [suicide bomber]- Ayyat al-Akhras Camp, … The camp’s activities will last one week.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 4, 2002]

3. Jihad al-Amarin - commander of “Al-Aqsa Martyrs” terror organization, responsible for murder of numerous Israelis. The Palestinians named a children´s summer camp in his name:

News Item:
“Yesterday the first summer camp of the Fatah movement began its activities… on the Gaza beach, with the participation of 150 children. The camp is named after the Shahid Jihad al-Amarein, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs Brigades in Gaza…” [Al-Quds July 29, 2002]

4. Baha Sa’id - Killed two Israeli soldiers in a terrorist attack. The Palestinians named a football [soccer] team in his name .

News Item:
“Two great victories to the Shahid Baha’ Sai’d team in the Deir al- Balah Shahid football championship.” [Al-Ayam July 26 2002]

5. Fuad al-Shubaki is responsible for attempting to smuggle a weapons ship with many tons of missiles and other illegal weapons from Iran to the Palestinian Authority. He is now held in jail. Calling for his freedom was chosen as the slogan for a summer camp.

News Item:
“The Socialist Youth Group opened its third summer camp in Gaza…with the slogan “Freedom…to the fighter Fuad al-Shubaki… The great fighter.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida Aug. 4 2002]

6. The summer camp poster includes a gun in a UNICEF funded summer camp.

News Item:
“The scouts organization …held a ceremony marking the conclusion of the summer camp.” [PA TV, July 29, 2002] On the TV screen in the background is one sign: “Camp funded by UNICEF” and on another are: “UNICEF”, a Palestinian flag, and a tree holding a rifle. [see picture above] The UNICEF funded summer camp is likewise used to incite Palestinian children to hatred against Israel as the speeches broadcast from the camp ceremony were attacking Israel and did not deal with normal summer camp activities - sports, culture etc. (PMW.ORG.IL 08/07/02)


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