Nyligen döpte Palestinska myndigheten ett torg efter Dalal Mughrabi. Palestinian Media Watch rapporterar om hur Palestinska myndigheten försvarar sitt agerande. Kulturministern uttalar sig:
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.
Wikipedia berättar mer om Dalal Mughrabi:
On the morning of March 11, 1978, Mughrabi and her Palestinian Fedayeen unit of eleven members, including one other woman, landed on an Israeli beach, killed an American photographer named Gail Rubin and hijacked a taxi, killing its occupants. They proceeded along the coastal highway shooting at traffic along the way.
They next hijacked a bus and later a second bus, from which the passengers were transferred to the first one. The bus was finally stopped at a police roadblock. A shooting battle ensued.
Eventually, Mughrabi blew up the bus which became a large deathtrap of fire. Many of the passengers were killed. In total, Mughrabi and her team killed 37 people, including at least 10 children.
Time berättar vidare om händelsen:
The timing of the attack left no doubt about the terrorists’ purpose: to sabotage any attempt by Begin and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat to move toward a peace that would ignore or bypass Palestinian interests.
Visst stämmer det, som Netanyahu sa, att namngivningen är ett bevis för att det palestinska ledarskapet uppmanar terror.
Palestinska myndigheten borde få ta emot skarpa fördömanden från omvärlden för sitt agerande.