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Palestinian Media Watch reveals Fatah-run camp in Jericho named after Dalal Mughrabi, a Palestinian terrorist who led one of Israel´s most lethal attacks, killing 37 people on a bus in 1978 • Jericho district governor tells camp participants that Mughrabi should be "a beacon for us."

Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 masterminded one of Israel´s most lethal terror attacks, killing 37 people — 12 of them children — on a bus, has been hailed as a hero and role model time and again on the Palestinian street.

Now, the Palestinian Authority has found yet another way to honor her memory, by naming a children´s camp in Jericho after her.

Just two years ago, Israel and the U.S. exerted great pressure on the authority not to hold an official ceremony marking the anniversary of the 1978 attack. Despite international criticism, Fatah proceeded with its plans and held the ceremony and named a square in Ramallah after Mughrabi.

Several other places throughout the West Bank and Gaza have also been named after the terrorist, including schools, sports fields, streets and more.

The existence of the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi children´s camp in Jericho was first revealed two weeks ago by Palestinian Media Watch, which studies Palestinian society and monitors Palestinian media publications.

The organization found that in an article published in the PA- affiliated Al-Hayat al-Jadida newspaper, it was stated that the Sisters of Dalal Mughrabi camp was organized by Fatah, which is headed by PA President Mahmoud Abbas.

Among other things, the article also stated that Jericho District Governor Majed Al-Fatiani met with participants of the camp and reportedly told them: "It is our national obligation to be faithful to those before us who gave and sacrificed for Palestine, and they should be a beacon for us in our activities and in guarding the achievements and capabilities of our people."

Following the revelation of the camp´s existence, MK Danny Danon (Likud) said he planned to ask Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to stop the transfer of funds to the PA.

"The [Palestinian] Authority is funding terrorism education from an early age and is once again showing its true face," said Danon. "The Palestinians want to establish a terror state in Israel´s backyard and naming a children´s camp after a terrorist is proof of this."


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