Abbas’s duplicity about his support for honoring terrorist Dalal Mughrabi

 by Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik

In an interview with Israeli TV Channel 2 last week, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas condemned the Palestinians’ naming of a square after Dalal Mughrabi, the terrorist who led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history:

“There’s no doubt, I’m against it. I condemn this action [of naming a square after Mughrabi],” Abbas said.

However, when speaking to Palestinians in 2010, Abbas said he supported it. “Of course we want to name a square after her… We carried out a military action; can I then later renounce all that we have done?” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 17, 2010]

Palestinian Media Watch reported on this in detail in 2010. (See full timeline of the Dalal Mughrabi square controversy.)

In addition, Abbas has personally glorified terrorist Mughrabi, whose bus hijacking in 1978 killed 37 civilians. Abbas funded a computer center named after Mughrabi: “Yesterday the Hebron Building Committee inaugurated a computer center named after the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi. Present at the event were President Mahmoud Abbas’s advisor for communications and information technology… The center was funded by a contribution from the President’s Office.”

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