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JPost: British and Australian MPs confront PA about incitement following PMW presentation

Greer Fay Cashman  |
JPost: British and Australian MPs confront PA
about incitement following PMW presentation

Headline: Grapevine: Between Jerusalem and Berlin (Dec. 15, 2015)

by Greer Fay Cashman

Following a presentation by Itamar Marcus from Palestinian Media Watch, Dialogue participants [British and Australian MPs] went to Ramallah to meet with Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Rami Hamdallah and the PA education minister, who were asked about the naming of a girls high school after a terrorist, Dalal Mughrabi; sporting events named after terrorists; branding anyone who supported peace initiatives through sport as traitors; and the preaching of hatred through the education system...

When questions from the delegation were put to the prime minister, the responses were varied, Sterle added.

"Firstly, there was complete denial that any schools in the West Bank were named after terrorists. He challenged us to check our information. He reiterated a number of times that our information was incorrect. But when he was returned to the question by other members of the delegation, he then went into defending the practice of 'honoring' terrorist-suicide bombers..."

Australian member of parliament Sterle said: "It is definitely worthwhile for delegates to meet and hear from the PA," he said, and strongly recommended a briefing from Palestinian Media Watch before any meetings with the PA.