“The Dalal Mughrabi Cup” took place last week in the Al-Awael School for Girls, a school in the West Bank under the PA Ministry of Education, according to the Arab newspaper Al-Quds.
Dalal Mughrabi led the most deadly terror attack in Israel’s history 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.
Al-Quds reported that “The Rosary Sisters’ High School rightfully won the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup on the anniversary of her death as a Martyr that coincides with Palestinian Women’s Day on 11th March. The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association’s department of educational activities organised this game in cooperation with the Women’s Association for Life and Equality”.
The newspaper reported that the basketball game “was held under the auspices of the Head of the PA Ministry of Education’s Directorate in Ramallah, Bassem Erekat”, and published a photograph of the winning team.
There are at least three Palestinian schools named after the terrorist, including the Dalal Mughrabi High School for Girls in Gaza and the Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School for Girls near Hebron in the West Bank.
Official Palestinian Authority television footage in April 2014 showed a teenage student at a school named after Mughrabi stating that her ambition in life is to follow her lead: “My life’s ambition is to reach the level that the Martyr fighter Dalal Mughrabi reached”.
The glorification of terrorists in the Palestinian Authority is widespread, with as many as 25 Palestinian schools named after them, sending a clear message to Palestinian children that murderers who target Israeli civilians should be honoured.