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Palestinian youth view terrorist bomb-maker as role model

PA TV host: "What do you know about Shadia Abu Ghazaleh, you study in a school named after her?"
Girl 1: "I know she is a Martyr and that she had an important role. She fought. The school is named after her to commemorate her
and memorialize her and encourage people to be like her."
Sign: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"
Girl 2: "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh is a model of the patriotic woman who stood with the men against Zion..."
Girl 3: "We're happy that our school is named after a very well-known Martyr, who played a role and who did something great in the homeland. Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was a prominent fighter. She was one of the Palestinian people's first fighters."
Girl 4: "She was a model of the wonderful female Palestinian fighter. We follow her path in this school."
Girl 5: "Truly, Shadia was a model for us and will remain a model for us and we'll follow her path."
PA TV host: "Dear viewers, Shadia Abu Ghazaleh - a young female fighter and the first female Martyr of the modern Palestinian revolution..."
Sign on school wall: "The Palestinian National Authority
The Ministry of Education and Higher Education
The Northern Gaza Education Administration
The Shadia Abu Ghazaleh High School for Girls"
Member of the PFLP political bureau, Mariam Abu Daqqa: "Shadia died as a Martyr but she still remains. With her blood she delineated a path for all of Palestine's women, [according to which] later tales of bravery were written by Taghrid Al-Batma, Dalal Mughrabi and others like them..."
Mural and biography of Al-Ghazaleh on school wall: [Excerpt:] "Shadia Abu Ghazaleh... participated in the operation (i.e., terror attack) that blew up a bus. She was at home preparing a bomb in order to detonate it in an Israeli building in Tel Aviv but it exploded in her hands and she died a Martyr."
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Note: Shadia Abu Ghazaleh was active in the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) terror organization and was involved in many attacks against Israel. While she was preparing a bomb for an attack in Tel Aviv in 1968, it accidentally detonated and killed her.
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.


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