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5 kids on PA TV children’s show praise terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi who led murder of 25 adults and 12 children

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

Recently Palestinian Media Watch speculated whether new and positive role models – in particular for women - are emerging in the PA as an alternative to honoring terrorists like murderer Dalal Mughrabi. An episode of a PA TV children’s show, however, confirms that a change in the PA’s role modeling is still light years away.

On the show From my country, which is aimed at and hosted by children, several kids praised terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, who led the murder of 25 adults and 12 children when she and other terrorists hijacked an Israeli bus full of civilians and killed many of the passengers in 1978.

The show is testimony to the result of decades of PA brainwashing. Today’s Palestinian children are well aware that mass-murderer Mughrabi led a “hijacking operation,” “died as a Martyr,” and was nicknamed “the Bride of Jaffa.” Official PA TV dedicated part of this children’s program to the terrorist, and in addition to interviewing children about her, they also had the child hosts teach child viewers details of murderer Mughrabi’s biography:

Child 1: “Dalal Mughrabi is a female Palestinian fighter who was called “the Bride of Jaffa” ... She took 30 soldiers (sic., civilians) captive on a bus and died as a Martyr during a hijacking operation.”

Child 2: “She took 30 soldiers (sic.) captive and died as a Martyr during the operation... Her family was from Jaffa and because she carried out this operation and died as a Martyr… they called her ‘the Bride of Jaffa.’”

Child 3: “Dalal Mughrabi is a female Palestinian fighter who received the title ‘the Bride of Jaffa’” …

PA TV boy host 1: “Dalal Mughrabi [was] a young female Palestinian fighter who was called ‘the Bride of Jaffa.’ She led an operation to hijack a bus of soldiers (sic.) in Israel in 1978, which led to the killing of more than 30 Israelis (i.e., civilians). She died as a Martyr during the operation, together with other resistance members…”

PA TV girl host 2: “When Dalal Mughrabi was 20, she was selected as head of the Deir Yassin squad that was comprised of 12 self-sacrificing fighters to carry out an operation planned for [them] by Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir - Abu Jihad which was meant to pressure the occupation to release a number of Palestinian prisoners. When Dalal came with her squad to the outskirts of Tel Aviv, the Israeli government charged a special unit in the army with stopping the bus and killing or arresting the self-sacrificing fighters... The squad got into exchanges of fire with the Israeli forces, and Dalal died as a Martyr together with her comrades, and one was arrested. The Israeli enemy lost dozens of killed people and the bus was burned together with those inside.”

 [Official PA TV, From My Country, Sept. 22, 2021]

The PA’s promotion of murderer Mughrabi as role model for women, kids, and Palestinian society in general is overwhelming. PMW has documented hundreds of examples of the PA’s active campaign to brand her as a hero for Palestinians, and particularly for youth. Murderer Mughrabi has had at least 5 schools named after her, a public square, numerous summer camps and sporting events, and even a cultural center for youth.

Dalal Mughrabi – female Palestinian terrorist who 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.

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.