The Palestinian Authority named a women’s center that was build with the financial support of UN and Norway after the notorious terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and came under fire for that.
UN and Norwegian officials approached the Women’s Technical Affairs Committee (WTAC) for naming a West Bank center after Mughrabi according to Legal Insurrection. Dalal Mughrabi, a member of the Palestine Liberation Organization, was part of the Coastal Road Massacre of 1978, which caused the death of 38 Israeli civilians, 13 of which were children and wounded 71. This is considered one of the most brutal terror attacks in Israeli history. In Palestina, however, Mugharbi is glorified. Palestinian Media Watch reported that the center will educate people on Mughrabi. There are several streets and schools named after her in the country.
“The United Nations disassociated itself from the center once it learned the offensive name chosen for it and will take measures to ensure that such incidents do not take place in the future,” the U.N. said in a statement provided to Fox News, in which it also said its support of WTAC ended last year.
“The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstances. The U.N. has repeatedly called for an end to incitement to violence and hatred as they present one of the obstacles to peace.”
UN stated that it wants the “U.N. Women” logo removed from the building immediately.
Meanwhile, Norway is demanding that the PA refund the money the Scandinavian nation donated for the center’s construction and to remove their nation’s name from the center.
Norway’s foreign minister, Børge Brende, condemned the Palestinian Authority for naming the center, which was funded in part by Norway, after Mughrabi.
“The glorification of terrorist attacks is completely unacceptable, and I deplore this decision in the strongest possible terms,” Brende said in a statement to Fox News. “Norway will not allow itself to be associated with institutions that take the names of terrorists in this way. We will not accept the use of Norwegian aid funding for such purposes.”