* FINALLY a change in the status quo *
Since President Trump’s speech calling on the world to stop the funding that glorifies terrorists last week in Saudi Arabia, and again in Bethlehem, Norway & now the United Nations have condemned their being exploited to fund a Palestinian Women’s Center named after infamous terrorist who took part in the massacre of 37 unarmed civilians on a public bus.
• U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres, “The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstance.”
• Israel’s PM Benjamin Netanyahu praised the U.N. for its decision.
Associated Press and Israel Hayom Staff
The U.N. has stopped supporting a Palestinian community center in the West Bank that was named after a female terrorist who took part in a 1978 terrorist attack that killed 37 Israelis.
The women’s center in Burka, northwest of Nablus, was named for Dalal Mughrabi, a Fatah operative who died participating in the 1978 Coastal Road massacre, in which a group of 11 Palestinian terrorists hijacked a civilian bus carrying Israeli families on an outing. Thirteen children were among those killed.
“The glorification of terrorism, or the perpetrators of heinous terrorist acts, is unacceptable under any circumstance,” U.N. Secretary General Antonio Guterres said in a statement. “The U.N. has repeatedly called for an end to incitement to violence and hatred as they present one of the obstacles to peace.”
Norway, which also participated in the center’s funding, demanded on Sunday that the Palestinian Authority reimburse it for the funds, saying the “glorification of terrorist attacks is completely unacceptable.”
Sorida Hussein, head of the organization behind the women’s center that received the funds, said she was “happily surprised that the U.N. secretary general has the time to mention a small Palestinian village under Israeli occupation.”
She stressed “how good this center has been for the community regardless of its name,” saying its members chose the name after the U.N. completed the project last year.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu praised Norway and the U.N. for their actions.
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