A Palestinian Authority school honored a female terrorist responsible for one of the worst terror attacks in Israel’s history, naming a girls’ basketball tournament after Dalal Mughrabi, who took part in the Coastal Road Massacre.
In 1978, Mughrabi and several other Fatah terrorists landed on a beach near Tel Aviv, hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Highway and eventually killed 38 civilians, 13 of them children, and wounded over 70.
Over the years the terrorists, who died in a firefight with Israeli security forces, have been hailed as heroes by Fatah.
Palestinian Media Watch reported Wednesday that a Ramallah-area school for girls, Al-Awael, this month held the “Dalal Mughrabi Cup” in honor of the killer.
According to the report the cup was also co-organized by the Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association, a Palestinian NGO that works with the Anna Lindh Foundation to promote “intercultural dialogue” and “build trust and improve mutual understanding.”
Mughrabi was also honored by Fatah in March of last year, when the party, addressing Israelis on its Facebook page, told them to collect the body parts of murdered Israelis and leave Israel.
“On this day, March 11, in 1978, Dalal Mughrabi and her companions declared the birth of the Palestinian Republic in the heart of the occupied territories. The enemy admitted the death of 30 Zionists in the operation, yet according to the reports the number exceeded 80 casualties…Retaliation after retaliation and the windstorms will not subside,” the Facebook post read.