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Fatah official celebrates "the Republic of Dalal Mughrabi," murderer of 37

“The Tunisian High School Teachers’ Association held a well-attended ceremony marking the 38th anniversary of eternal Land Day yesterday [March 29, 2014]…
Participants at the ceremony included… on the Palestinian side, Fatah Central Committee Member and Commissioner of Arab Relations Abbas Zaki, Ambassador of the State of Palestine to Tunisia Salman Al-Harfi and Fatah Secretary in Tunisia Hisham Mustafa…
In his speech, Zaki spoke of the stages of the struggle our people have led in this month (March) – the Battle of Karameh, the Republic of Dalal Mughrabi, Mother’s Day and Land Day, which proved the unification of all our people in all of Palestine on that day.”
From WAFA, official PA news agency

Notes: The Karameh battle - In 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the Al-Karameh village in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists were launching attacks on Israel. Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.
Dalal Mughrabi 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, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70. Palestinian sources occasionally refer to the hijacked bus as “the Republic of Dalal Mughrabi.”
Land Day –an 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 settlement purposes, which it later implemented. Israeli Arabs and Palestinians consider it a national day.