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“Princess of Fatah’s lauded female self-sacrificing fighters” – Fatah praises terrorist who led murder of 37

Nan Jacques Zilberdik  |

“Princess of Fatah’s lauded female self-sacrificing fighters” – Fatah praises terrorist who led murder of 37

One of the PA and Fatah’s greatest role models for women especially is terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi. She led a group of terrorists who carried out what remains the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, hijacking a bus full of Israeli civilians and ultimately murdering 37 of them, including 12 children. Ever since, Mughrabi has been highlighted as a hero whose actions are to be emulated by Palestinians in general and women in particular.

The PA and Fatah regularly honor murderer Mughrabi and remind Palestinians of her “heroic” deeds. A recent example appeared on the TV station Awdah of Abbas’ Fatah Movement, where the host read a will it claimed was written by Mughrabi. In the will, Mughrabi called to “aim all the rifles at the Zionist enemy.” The Fatah TV host added that Mughrabi’s flattering nickname was “the Bride of Jaffa,” calling her terror attack “an operation” that aimed to teach Israel “a painful lesson”: 

Fatah-run Awdah TV host: “‘My last will to you all, my rifle-bearing brothers, begins with freezing the secondary conflicts and escalating the main conflict against the Zionist enemy and aiming the rifles, all the rifles, at the Zionist enemy. What protects the independence of the Palestinian decision is the firm rifles of all the Palestinians. I say to all my brothers wherever they are to continue on the same path we went on.’ This is the last will of Dalal Mughrabi, or ‘the Bride of Jaffa’ as the Palestinians call her, who was full of love for the homeland and dedicated her life to see it free and proud. Dalal carried out an operation (i.e., terror attack) against the occupation, through which she wanted to teach it a painful lesson by striking its [territorial] depth, and thus she wrote with her blood a new page in the history of the Palestinian resistance in 1978.

[Fatah-run Awdah TV, YouTube channel, Dec. 27, 2022]

Video title on Awdah TV YouTube channel: “The princess of Fatah’s lauded female self-sacrificing fighters Dalal Mughrabi, who engraved the name Palestine on the heart of the occupied land”

Fatah has posted a similar will by Mughrabi in the past.

Terrorist murderer Mughrabi is present to this day in Palestinian society and everyday life, as seen at events such as this recent Fatah anniversary event held at the Abayat High School for Boys in the Bethlehem district:


Text on poster: “Self-sacrificing female fighter of Palestine Martyr Dalal Mughrabi”

[Official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2023]

Speaking of schools, the PA has named at least 5 schools after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, and named numerous sporting events after her, as well as streets and city squares that display monuments in her honor.

PMW recently reported that Palestinian kids are exposed daily to Dalal Mughrabi while taking a course arranged by Fatah’s Lion Cubs and Flowers children's movement.

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.