The report that the PLO “names children’s camp after terrorist who murdered 37” is simply a reminder of the murderous regime that governs the Palestinians. Palestinian summer camps routinely teach children to kill Jews. It was also reported by Business Insider:
Hamas, the Palestinian Sunni-Islamic fundamentalist organization that’s designated as a foreign terrorist organization by the US, hosts annual youth camps that focus on military-style training.
These camps are typically held from July 25 to August 1 near the Gaza Strip and have anywhere between 15,000 to 25,000 students.Children are often used by Hamas in their campaign against Israel.
These Palestinian young victims of child abuse and indoctrination, in turn, grow up into full-blown jihadists against children and against the West, while so-called human rights and child advocates stay silent.
“PLO names children’s camp after terrorist who murdered 37”, by by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik, Palestinian Media Watch , March 5, 2017:
The PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports has announced it is naming a youth camp after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi. Mughrabi led the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, in which terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, including 12 children.
District Governor of Ramallah Laila Ghannam, a Palestinian Authority official, praised the initiative for “remembering the pure-hearted Martyrs”:
“Dr. Ghannam… welcomed [the delegation’s] efforts to hold a camp named after Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. She praised the creative initiative and its goals, and particularly everything connected to remembering the pure-hearted Martyrs… She also ordered all of the parties involved to do all that is necessary so that the solidarity rally will take place in a fashion worthy of Martyr Mughrabi, her comrades (i.e., the other terrorists participating in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre), and all of Palestine’s Martyrs.”
[Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, Feb. 27, 2017 and official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 28, 2017]
It is far from surprising that the PLO Council for Youth is naming a youth camp after a terrorist murderer, as the council is headed by terror supporter Jibril Rajoub, who explicitly promotes and endorses terror, as Palestinian Media Watch has documented in its report The Rajoub File.
This is also not the first time the council has named a youth camp after a terrorist, nor is it the first time Rajoub is involved in an event honoring a murderer:
– Following the wave of Palestinian terror attacks (2015-2106), the PLO Council and the PA Ministry of Education’s Jerusalem Education Directorate named a summer camp after Baha Alyan, murderer of 3.
– In Dec. 2015, Rajoub sponsored a table tennis tournament named after Muhannad Halabi, murderer of 2.
Ramallah Governor Laila Ghannam also has a history of glorifying and supporting terrorists. In Feb. 2015, the municipality of Philadelphia, PA withdrew an honorary award it had previously bestowed on Ghannam in response to PMW documentation of her terror support.
For years, the Palestinian Authority has turned terrorists into role models by naming youth camps and other events and structures after them.
The following are longer excerpts of the articles describing the “Brothers of Dalal” youth camp and PA official Ghannam’s support for it:
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sports
Posted text: “A delegation from the Center [West Bank] Council [of the PLO Supreme Council[ for Youth and Sports met with Rashida Mughrabi (i.e., the sister of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi) and updated her regarding the first “Brothers of Dalal” camp for youth, whose activities will begin next month [March 2017].
Jerusalem – Ramallah – The Information [Department] of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Youth and Sports
A delegation from the Center [West Bank] Council for Youth and Sports met with Rashida Mughrabi… The meeting revolved around the preparations that the Center Council is making to hold the first Brothers of Dalal camp for youth in Jericho next month.
[Center Council Director-General Mu’tasim] Abu Gharbieh updated Mughrabi regarding the arrangements and recent discussions he held in preparation for holding the camp. He noted that the camp is being held in honor of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and her comrades in the Martyr Kamal Adwan Operation (i.e., Coastal Road massacre in 1978), and for the purpose of demanding the release of the bodies of the Martyrs from the numbered cemetery (i.e., Israeli cemetery for terrorists and enemy soldiers) and the bodies of the Martyrs of the Jerusalem uprising (Palestinian terror wave 2015-2016, see note below -Ed.) that are being held by the occupation.
[Director of Refugee Camps and Youth Camps of the Center Council Bilal] Abu Ramouz gave a complete explanation about the [youth] camp program, which is supposed to open on March 7, [2017,] at the Jericho Municipality Square and to take place at the Madinat Al-Amal [sports club in Jericho] for five days with the participation of 45 young men and women from among the university students and representatives of the institutes of young people in the center districts.”…