Fatah posts invitation to event commemorating 40th anniversary of the “death as a Martyr” of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Text and image posted on the official Fatah Facebook page
Marking the 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahida) of Dalal Mughrabi”
The invitation carries a photo of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi who led the Coastal Road massacre, in which 37 were murdered, 12 of them children, and the logo of the Yasser Arafat Foundation.
Text on image: “Marking the 40th anniversary of the death of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi
Under the auspices of the Yasser Arafat Foundation and its museum
The National Committee for Marking the Anniversary of the Deaths as Martyrs of Dalal Mughrabi and Her Comrades invites you to participate in an event to mark the anniversary on Sunday, March 11, 2018 at 5:00 p.m. at Yasser Arafat Museum (behind the mausoleum of President Yasser Arafat)”
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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.
The Yasser Arafat Foundation is, according to the foundation’s website, "an independent and non-profit organization" that "receives governmental support and undertakes functions of governmental nature related to the preservation of the heritage of the [late PLO] President [Arafat]." The foundation emphasizes that "it enjoys legal, fiscal, and administrative independence," despite the fact that they receive "governmental allocations" of funding. Likewise, the "honorary president" of the foundation "is the president of the Executive Committee of the PLO/President of the Palestinian National Authority" - meaning the current foundation president is PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. The honorary president approves membership on the foundation's Board of Trustees. At the time of writing, PA Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah is on the Board of Directors, and several PA, Fatah, and PLO officials are on the Board of Trustees.
The foundation was established in 2007 via Presidential decree. [The Yasser Arafat Foundation, accessed March, 2018]
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