Secretary-General of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abbas' office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim (Screenshot) (Screenshot)
Secretary-General of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abbas' office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim

Female terrorist Dalal Mughrabi’s command of a group of male terrorists 40 years ago testifies to gender equality within Fatah, a senior Palestinian official asserted. 

By: United with Israel Staff

The fact that a group of male terrorists was led by a female in a 1978 massacre of Israelis shows Palestinian gender equality, Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas’ Secretary General stated.

At a ceremony celebrating International Women’s Day, Secretary-General of the Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Abbas’ office Tayeb Abd Al-Rahim said that female terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi’s role as leader of the 1978 attack is “testimony” of gender equality within Fatah.

“From the outbreak of our revolution in 1965, the outlook of the Palestinian National Liberation Movement – Fatah – has been clear in its social aspect; it saw no difference between women and men, and Dalal Mughrabi who led men is testimony to this,” he said, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported earlier this month.

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, during which she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

By honoring Mughrabi, the Palestinians have utilized another day that promotes rights and equality internationally to promote terrorism and their love of death.

At a recent ceremony at the El-Bireh High School for Girls, school principal Nida Abd Rabbo announced that promoting terrorist Mughrabi as a role model to female students is an “educational responsibility”:

“It’s [the Al-Yasser Cultural Forum’s] goal to strengthen the affiliation with Palestine and its history, and to adhere to the Palestinian identity, because this is a great educational responsibility. The forum’s goal is also to return the glory to the fighting Palestinian girls and women such as Dalal Mughrabi and others who sacrificed their lives for Palestine, and also to provide information and knowledge to these female students during recesses…”

PA Minister of Education Sabri Saidam and Fatah Movement Central Committee member Jamal Muhaisen were both present at the ceremony.

Palestinian ‘Role Models’

Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), which monitors incitement in the Palestinian media, has documented at least five Palestinian schools that are named after Mughrabi, and dozens of other schools are named after other terrorist murderers.

Marking the 40th anniversary of Mughrabi’s attack, Fatah posted a video praising her, focusing on the fact that the leader of the attack was a woman.
The Fatah Movement also honored terrorist Mughrabi in Gaza by naming an organizational course after her. The official PA daily reported that “dozens of leaders of the western Gaza Fatah branches” participated in the Dalal Mughrabi course.

Glorifying female terrorists was a recurring Palestinian theme for International Women’s Day.

District Governor of Qalqilya Rafe’ Rawajbeh participated in a ceremony for International Women’s Day and expressed his appreciation for the “Palestinian women’s giving, their sacrifice, and their participation in the national struggle in all of its stages.”

He mentioned Mughrabi as “a symbol of women rejecting the occupation.”

These incidents are the latest show of Palestinian incitement to terror in accordance with the Palestinian Authority’s policy of presenting terrorists as role models for Palestinian youth, with Mughrabi constantly presented as a national hero.

Last year, a women’s center in the Palestinian village of Burqa was named after Mughrabi.

Not only does the facility’s name glorify the murderer, the very purpose of the center itself is to educate youth about Mughrabi’s terror attack.

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