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Jewish Press: US envoy attacks PA for naming summer camp after a terrorist, as exposed by PMW

Aryeh Savir  |

Jason Greenblatt: ‘Absolutely Detestable’ that PA Children’s Camp Named After Terrorist

Jason Greenblatt, the US’ Special Representative for International Negotiations, slammed the Palestinian Authority (PA) for its annual exploitation of its summer camps for incitement to terrorism and indoctrination of the campers.

Every summer, the PA, Hamas and the Palestinian Islamic Jihad (PIJ) terror groups conduct summer camps in the PA and in the Gaza Strip for youngsters, mostly for high school students. Thousands of campers enjoy summer activities, which are combined with the indoctrination of radical ideologies and paramilitary training.

Hamas, which rules Gaza, is the most prominent organization conducting the summer camps, as a continuation of the military training it holds in high schools during the school year.

The Palestinian Media Watch (PMW) reported this week that the Fatah and the PLO, both of which are headed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, again named a summer camp after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who led the most lethal attack in Israel’s history when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus in 1978 and murdered 37 Israeli civilians, 12 of them children.

The participants at the “Sisters of Dalal Summer Camp,” which was held in Tulkarem, were female high schools students.

“It’s absolutely detestable that a children’s summer camp is named after and glorifies a known terrorist who killed 35 people – including 12 children,” Greenblatt stated Tuesday.

“How can [the] Palestinian leadership say they want peace when they support this and promote the memory of a murderer!?” he demanded.

The PA has named youth centers, sports tournaments, other venues and town squares after Mughrabi [as reported by PMW - Ed.].


The PA’s educational system routinely educates its students to hate Israel and Israelis through terror-promoting messages. They use cultural mediums such as school plays, sports events and summer camps for this objective [as reported by PMW – Ed.].

In line with this policy, the PA has named at least 28 schools after terrorists and at least three schools after Nazi collaborators. The PA Ministry of Education is directly and solely responsible for naming schools [as reported by PMW – Ed.].