Itamar Marcus/Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Media Watch (PMW)
14 January '10
The Palestinian Authority is defending its practice of honoring terrorists who have killed Israelis by naming public places and events after them.
Israeli PM Benjamin Netanyahu protested to the US this week over the continued hate and violence incitement by the Palestinian Authority. Israel's protest was prompted by Palestinian Media Watch's exposure of a birthday celebration and naming of a square in Ramallah, both in honor of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 37 Israelis when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus in 1978.
PA Minister of Culture, Siham Barghouti, defended this terrorist glorification:
"It is our right to preserve and maintain [the memory] of our fighters who sacrificed their lives for our sake and for the sake of the Palestinian cause. Honoring them in this way [by naming public places after them] is the least we can give them, and this is our right." [Al-Ayyam, Jan. 11, 2010]
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