PA renames March "the month of leader Dalal Mughrabi" after the terrorist who murdered 37 people, including 12 children
Official PA TV News, on an event by the Palestinian Journalists’ Syndicate in the Gaza Strip for International Women’s Day and Mother’s Day
Official PA TV reporter: “In this special month [of March], the month of the Karameh battle (see note below -Ed.), the month of March 8 [International Women’s Day], of Land Day (see note below -Ed.), Mother’s Day, and the month of leader Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children), the first concern of the woman is the liberation of this land, resistance to the occupation, and placing a constant emphasis on Jerusalem being the eternal capital of the State of Palestine.”
The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
Land Day – annual commemoration of the general strike and demonstrations organized by Israeli Arab residents of the Galilee on March 30, 1976 to protest the Israeli government's decision to expropriate land in the Galilee for security and building purposes, which it later implemented. During the protests, demonstrators burnt tires, blocked roads, and threw rocks and firebombs. Six demonstrators were shot and killed by the Israeli army and police. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider Land Day a national day.
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.