Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin, August 5, 2009.
Fatah leaders responded with loud applause when two terrorists who committed the
worst terror attack in Israel’s history were referred to as heroic Martyrs by former
PA Prime Minister Abu Alaa, at the opening ceremony of Fatah’s Sixth General Conference:
“We have in our midst the hero Khaled Abu-Usbah, hero of the operation [terror attack]
led by the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal Mughrabi [loud applause from the audience]. We
salute him and welcome him. And [we salute] the hero, the Shahida (Martyr) Dalal.
[He shouts:] All the glory! All the glory! All the glory! All the sisters here are
Dalal’s sisters.” [PA TV (under control Fatah), August 4, 2009]
Dalal Mughrabi and Khaled Abu-Usbah are seen as Palestinian heroes for having carried
out the bus hijacking in 1978 in which 37 Israeli civilians, 12 of them children,
Former Prime Minister Abu Alaa (Ahmad Qurei), who read the statement, is the current
Chairman of Fatah Department for Recruitment and Organization.
* Notes of Likud of Holland: this is a grave violation of the Road Map, which demands that the
Palestinian Authority denounces terror. A pity that facts like these are almost never mentioned
in the Western press.