The Times of Israel reports: The West Bank town of Burqa on Tuesday vowed that it “would never capitulate to pressure and blackmail” and would not rename a women’s center named after a female Palestinian terrorist, after the facility’s international backers pulled their support and lambasted the Palestinians for glorifying terrorism.
“The center has no intention of caving in to the pressure and changing its name,” Burqa council head Sami Daghlas told the official Palestinian Authority news outlet Wafa.
Last week, Norwegian Foreign Minister Borge Brende condemned the Palestinian Authority for naming the center after Dalal Mughrabi, who took part in the 1978 Coastal Road Massacre. Mughrabi and several other Fatah terrorists landed on a beach near Tel Aviv, hijacked a bus on Israel’s Coastal Road and killed 38 civilians, 13 of them children, and wounded over 70. Oslo demanded its money back. The United Nations also withdrew its support for the center over the “offensive name.”
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