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Jordanian children taught that terrorist Dalal Mughrabi is role model
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Jordanian children taught that
terrorist Dalal Mughrabi is role model

Jordanian actress about terrorist Dalal Mughrabi:
"We grew up in school
on the personality of this Palestinian female fighter"

"I dreamt of playing the part
of that great personality, Dalal Mughrabi"

PA and Fatah also teach Palestinian youth
that Mughrabi and other terrorists are heroes

by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

Palestinian Media Watch has documented that for years the Palestinian Authority and Fatah have promoted terrorists as role models to PA society by all means and at all levels, even to children.

One of the greatest heroes presented to PA society is Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 led a group of terrorists to hijack a bus, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Jordanian actress Najla Sahwil recently said on PA TV that she and her Jordanian peers also "grew up on" Dalal Mughrabi:
"When I was growing up, I dreamt of playing the part of that great personality, Dalal Mughrabi. We grew up in school on the personality of this Palestinian female fighter. In first grade, I was throwing stones. In school we were nursed on the politics of Palestine, when we were little kids."
 
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PMW has documented that Palestinian youth are taught to see terrorists as role models and to envision Martyrdom death for Palestine as an ideal.

Palestinian universities host Fatah committees called "Sisters of Dalal." The coordinator of these committees, Ayyat Salah Al-Din, has described Dalal Mughrabi, Wafa Idris, and other female terrorists who have killed civilians as role models for students.

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Recently, Fatah named a class at a youth institution the "Dalal Mughrabi Class" and PA Chairman Abbas awarded a $6,000 grant to a dance group named after the terrorist.

Earlier this year, an elementary school for girls was chosen by the PA Ministry of Culture as the setting for an event marking the 25th anniversary of the death of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad. Bureau Chief of the Ministry of Culture Abd al-Fattah al-Kam cited Abu Jihad's "path of struggle, which was overflowing with complete commitment to Palestine and to fighting for it." According to the official PA news agency WAFA, Abu Jihad was responsible for the deaths of at least 125 Israelis.

In 2012, PMW reported on a summer camp named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. The participants of the Dalal Mughrabi Camp, were told by the Governor of the Jericho district, Majed Al-Fatiani, that "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."

At a Fatah ceremony honoring outstanding high school students in southern Lebanon in 2012, Rifat Shanaah, Fatah secretary in Lebanon, stated that "our ammunition is knowledge, because the rifle needs someone to carry it and who knows how to aim it."

High school students were taught to see women as fighters in a sample question from the preliminary PA matriculation exam in 2011:
"Add the verb 'to be'... to the following sentence...:
'Palestinian women are fighters.'"

Another question promoted Martyrdom death as an ideal:
"Punctuate the underlined phrase: 'We shall die so that our land may live.'"
 
Children are being taught to fight through music as well. A song with the lyrics "Oh mother, marry me off to a Palestinian girl... who will raise my children on carrying the rifle," has been broadcast on official PA TV several times each year since 2011.

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At a high school graduation event in 2010 under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas and held by Fatah, a song glorifying Dalal Mughrabi's terror attack compared the terrorists to "birds of prey."

In 2009, Abbas funded a computer center named after Dalal Mughrabi.

A celebration at a Palestinian elementary school in 2008 included a young child's recital, containing the following words:
"I have let the land drink my blood,
I have loved the way of Martyrdom."
 
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And Palestinian youth are taking it all in. At a high school
graduation ceremony in 2009, a male graduate made the following vow to the audience:
"In the name of the Martyrs, in the name of the prisoners, in the name of the stone and the rifle... Fatah is [still] with the rifle. And our rifles are not rusty even if they have fired thousands of bullets."
 
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PMW has documented numerous examples of PA and Fatah promotion of violence and terror, glorification of terrorists, and teaching of children to view Martyrdom death as an ideal.

The following is a longer excerpt of the Jordanian actress describing growing up on terrorist Dalal Mughrabi:

Jordanian actress Najla Sahwil on PA TV:
"When I was growing up, I dreamt of playing the part of that great personality, Dalal Mughrabi. We grew up in school on the personality of this Palestinian female fighter. In first grade, I was throwing stones. In school we were nursed on the politics of Palestine, when we were little kids."
[Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 4, 2013]


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