Denmark follows Norway in condemning Palestinian youth center named after a terrorist that PMW exposed
After Norway, Denmark also denounces Palestinian NGO for naming a community center, funded with Danish money, after Palestinian terrorist
Days after Norway made a similar move, Denmark denounced a Palestinian NGO for naming a community center in the West Bank built with Danish aid money after notorious Palestinian terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi. The center, which is a project of the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WATC), opened in May in the West Bank village of Burqa.
COPENHAGEN (EJP)---Days after Norway made a similar move, Denmark denounced a Palestinian NGO for naming a community center in the West Bank built with Danish aid money after notorious Palestinian terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi.
The center, which is a project of the Women’s Affairs Technical Committee (WATC), opened in May in the West Bank village of Burqa.
Mughrabi, a Fatah terrorist, carried out the bloodiest terrorist attack in Israel’s history, known as the “Coastal Road Massacre.” On March 11 1978, Mughrabi led a group of PLO terrorists who landed on a Tel Aviv beach and went on to seize a bus full of passengers which they drove north on Israel’s Coastal Highway. The operation ended with the deaths of 38 Israelis – including 12 children – with a further 71 wounded.
An outraged Danish Foreign Minister, Anders Samuelson, demanded in an official statement tat the NGO return the Danish funds.
“I am outraged that the WATC, which claims to work for human rights, has not only glorified a terrorist but also abused the trust of a generous people like the Danish,” he said.
“It is completely unacceptable and I can’t distance myself strongly enough from it. Denmark and Danish tax kroner must under no circumstances be used for anything that glorifies or promotes terrorists in any way. Therefore, we will now also demand that the WATC return the Danish aid.”
The statement from the Danish foreign ministry also mentioned that it has ended all cooperation with the Palestinian center because it "withheld crucial information" about the naming of the women’s center "after a female Palestinian terrorist."
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an Israeli monitoring organization, was the first to alert Denmark that the purpose of the center was to promote a terrorist as a hero.
Denmark's decision follows a similar condemnation by UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres and Norway's Foreign Minister Borge Brende who have also funded the center.