"My life's ambition is to reach the level
that the Martyr fighter Dalal Mughrabi reached"
- words of student at school
named after terrorist Mughrabi who led massacre of 37 -
shows success of PA's role modeling of terrorists
Teacher at the school:
"We in the Ministry of Education
had the honor of naming our school
after the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi"
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
A Palestinian teenager's ambition in life is to be a killer of Israeli civilians, PA TV broadcast recently. The interview of the teenage girl took place in a school named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, whose bus hijacking north of Tel Aviv left 37 civilians murdered in 1978. The girl's statement demonstrates the PA's effectiveness in presenting terrorist murderers as heroes and role models for Palestinian youth.
Girl to PA TV about her goal in life:
"My life's ambition is to reach the level that the Martyr fighter Dalal Mughrabi reached..."
The purpose of the PA TV program was explained by the TV host:
"Today we are in the Dalal Mughrabi School [in Gaza], to get to know the Palestinian Martyr and fighter..."
Other children and teachers in the school were also interviewed.
Student at the school:
"Dalal Mughrabi is a great leader, who raised more and more and worked for the Palestinian cause to protect the pure land of the homeland, by defending Jerusalem to liberate it. This fighter may have died and her soul may have ascended to Heaven, but still our mothers give birth to thousands like Dalal, and she still walks among us. Dalal Mughrabi has given us a lot, and I personally am proud to attend the Dalal Mughrabi School, which bears this pioneering name."
Teacher at the school:
"Dalal Mughrabi is a fighter who carried out Jihad and struggle from the beginning of her life. She was one of the brave female fighters who carried out Martyrdom-seeking operations (i.e., terror attacks). We in the Ministry of Education had the honor of naming our school after the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, so that her eternal memory will stay for a long time."
[Official PA TV, March 27, 2014]
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Palestinian Media Watch has documented that in addition to this school in the Gaza Strip, the PA has named numerous places and events after Mughrabi, who led the massacre of 37 civilians, including at least two additional PA schools and one kindergarten in the West Bank, summer camps, sporting events, and much more.
Click to view PMW's special section documenting that the PA regularly glorifies Mughrabi as a hero and role model.
Recently, PMW reported that PA TV broadcast statements by teenage students in a school named after a terrorist bomb-maker. The students said they admired the bomb-maker and saw her as a role model.