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PA official defends murderers and terrorists “who sacrificed their blood”

Official PA TV News, on the anniversary ceremony for the death of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the murder of 37, 12 of them children

Official PA TV newsreader: “The Fatah Movement in Ramallah marked the 39th anniversary of the Martyrdom (Istish’had) of Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and her comrades… in the presence of a number of official and national public figures, [as well as] a public audience. The participants emphasized that they will continue to defend the rights of our Martyrs (Shahids) and the commemoration of the memory of them so that it does not disappear, which the leadership led by [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas is defending in light of their struggle and sacrifice for liberation and independence.”

District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam: “[May there be] mercy on all of our Martyrs, and prime among them our eternal Martyr Yasser Arafat. Our sons and daughters have sacrificed their blood so that we will live in freedom, even in this situation [when] this terrorist extremist [Israeli] government falsifies history and presents our fighters as if they were murderers and terrorists. However, history will not forget. Everyone will read [history] as we have read [it]: Even in our resistance we have principles, and we have compassion if that can be said, and principles according to which we act.”

Dalal Mughrabi’s sister Rashida Mughrabi: “Every year we hold [a ceremony to mark] the anniversary of Dalal’s Martyrdom, because we insist that the heroes remain alive among us. They are alive in Heaven and they should be alive on earth too. We are proud of our Martyrs and our history of struggle. We are also conveying the message that we have not sold our land - in fact, we have sacrificed for its liberation.”

The first screenshot shows the ceremony.
Caption on screen: “Fatah marks the 39th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dalal Mughrabi”

The second screenshot shows District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam and Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki sitting together on the left side of the screen.
Caption on screen: “Fatah marks the 39th anniversary of the Martyrdom of Dalal Mughrabi”

The third screenshot shows Laila Ghannam being interviewed.
Caption on screen: “District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh”

The fourth screenshot shows Dalal Mughrabi’s sister Rashida Mughrabi.
Caption on screen: “Dalal’s sister Rashida Mughrabi”

Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history, known as the Coastal Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's Coastal Highway, murdering 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70.

Hilarion Capucci – former Greek Catholic Archbishop of Jerusalem who exploited his status as a religious leader to smuggle weapons to Palestinian terrorists. He was arrested in 1974 and sentenced to 12 years in prison. He was released in 1977 due to the Vatican’s intervention. In October 2013, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas awarded him the Star of Jerusalem Medal.