Norway demands PA return money it received for center glorifying female terrorist


According to Norwegian FM Brende, Norway demanded its logo be immediately removed from the building & the “funding that has been allocated to the center be repaid,” when the center was named after a female terrorist that participated in a massacre of 37 people.



Norway on Friday condemned the Palestinian Authority’s naming of a woman’s center in the West Bank after a female terrorist who took part in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre that killed 37 people. Oslo also asked the PA to repay money it provided for the center.

The move came just three days after US President Donald Trump, standing alongside PA President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, said that peace “can never take root in an environment where violence is tolerated, funded or rewarded.”

Norwegian Foreign Minister Børge Brende – Photo: U.S. Department of State/Wikimedia

Norway’s Foreign Minister Borge Brende issued a sharp statement noting that the center, named after Dalal Mughrabi, received funding from Norway via the Palestinian Election Commission and UN Women to promote participation of women in elections. The center is in Burka, northwest of Nablus.

“‘The glorification of terrorist attacks is completely unacceptable, and I deplore this decision in the strongest possible terms. 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,” he said.

According to Brende, Norway asked that its logo be immediately removed from the building, and that “funding that has been allocated to the center be repaid.”

“We will not enter into any new agreements with either the Palestinian Election Commission or UN Women in Palestinian areas until satisfactory procedures are in place to ensure that nothing of this nature happens again,” he said.

Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon praised the Norwegian move as the “right step.”

“A strong position against the glorification of terrorists is an integral part of international efforts to stamp out terrorism,” he told The Jerusalem Post. “We recommend that the international community investigate very well where the money it invests in the Palestinian Authority is going, and expect that all the partners in this project act as Norway did.”


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Israel and Stuff Postscript:


Fatalities of the Coastal Road massacre


Memorial near Glilot Interchange on the coastal Highway

  • Revital (Tali) Aharonovitch (14 years old)
  • Naomi Elichai (18)
  • Erez Alfred (5)
  • Yitzhak Alfred(44)
  • Galit Ankwa (2)
  • Yitzhak (Yitzik) Ankwa (10)
  • Haviv Ankwa (38)
  • Mathilda (Mathy) Askenazy-Daniel (68)
  • Yehuda Basterman (32)
  • Rina Bushkenitch (34)
  • Dov Bushkenitch (36)
  • Liat Gal-On (6)
  • Shimon Glotman (43)
  • Amnon Drori (43)
  • Naama Hadani (5)
  • Ilan Hohman (3)
  • Roi Hohman (6)
  • Rebecca Hohman (28)
  • Mordechai (Moti) Zit (9)
  • Josef Kheloani (66)
  • Malka Leibovitch-Wiess (58)
  • Tzyona Lozia-Cohen (32)
  • Abraham Lozia (37)
  • Otari Mansurov (37)
  • Yoav (Yoavi) Meshkel (6)
  • Tuvia Rosner (53)
  • Gail Rubin (40)
  • Meir Segal (73)
  • Katy (Rina) Sosensky (49)
  • Joseph Sosensky (56)
  • Zvi (Zvika) Eshet (46)
  • Omry Tel-Oren (14)



List of fatalities provided by: Wikipedia

The attack was perpetrated by eleven Palestinians.