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PA daily: Protests against center named after Dalal Mughrabi are Israeli "incitements"

Note: Shortly after PMW reported on this center, which had been funded by the PA, Norway, and the UN, Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende condemned the center and demanded that the Norwegian money donated to it  be returned. The UN, including UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres, also condemned the decision. Shortly afterwards, Denmark also demanded its funding to the Palestinian NGO that had founded the center be returned.

: “New Israeli incitement: The stopping of Norwegian aid to a center in Burqa”
      “Israel is continuing the ongoing and varied actions of incitement against everything related to the Palestinians on the political, social, economic, and cultural level.
Recently the occupation state carried out incitement which led to the stopping of the financial aid from the government of Norway to the Dalal Mughrabi Center (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) in the village of Burqa, west of Nablus, just because it bears the name of fighter Dalal Mughrabi.
Former (sic.) Chairman of the Burqa Village Council Sami Daghlas said: ‘It appears that the Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs exerted pressure on Norway behind the scenes so that it would stop its aid to the center.’
He added: ‘We have heard that the Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has demanded to remove its logo from the center and return the money that they gave. However, until now neither the [village] council nor the center have received anything official on this matter.’ He noted that the aid that Norway provided was a few thousand (dollars apparently –Ed.), which was spent on renovating and equipping the [center’s] building, and that it was a single payment and no aid was provided to projects related to the center.
The Dalal Mughrabi Center was established four months ago and opened three weeks ago (on May 15, 2017 –Ed.). It is a community center for youth that was established in a partnership between the [village] council, the Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), and the central elections committee, and with the aid of female members of the village council and municipality. The goal of the center is to encourage initiatives and to empower and encourage women so that they will be active in their society and participate in communal activity.
The name was proposed by the village residents in light of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi’s sacrifice for her cause.
Daghlas noted that ‘There are concerns in Burqa that the occupation’s soldiers will raid the center, take control of its contents, destroy it, and close it, and all of the talk regarding the center is incitement fabricated by Israel.’
The Israeli Ministry of Foreign Affairs also took advantage of Norway’s position in order to incite against the PA, and called on the international community to act like [Norway].”
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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.

Women's Affairs Technical Committee (WATC) - a Palestinian NGO committed to advocate Palestinian women's rights. WATC states on its website that many of its members are also members of the PLO but the WATC itself is not a member of the PLO.

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