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PA Ministry of Education expresses “great sorrow” over Belgium’s decision to cut funding to PA school construction, following PMW report

Note: PMW exposed the naming of a Belgian-funded school after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 37. This led to condemnation by Belgium and a temporary freeze to Belgian funding of PA school construction projects.

Headline: “The [PA Ministry of] Education expressed its sorrow over Belgium’s response to educational initiatives in Hebron”
    “The [PA] Ministry of Education and Higher Education expressed its great sorrow over Belgium’s temporary response to the construction of two schools, due to the reservations about the naming of one of the schools built five years ago with Belgian aid in the village of Beit Awaa, which is affiliated with the Southern Hebron Directorate [of Education] (i.e., a branch of the PA Ministry of Education)… Belgium responded to the Palestinian educational aid initiatives after it discovered (i.e., following PMW report on the name glorifying the terrorist –Ed.) that it funded the construction of an elementary school in Hebron named after Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), according to a statement from the government of Belgium yesterday [Oct. 10, 2017]. The Belgian [Ministry of] Foreign Affairs said in the statement that the authorities recently were made aware that the construction of a school next to occupied Hebron was funded by Belgium in 2012 and 2013, and that afterwards it was named after Dalal Mughrabi without informing Brussels, and added that [Belgian] Minister of Foreign Affairs Didier Reynders and [Belgian] Minister for Development Cooperation Alexander De Croo consider the name change unacceptable.”

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.

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