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Norway and the USA denied funding to the women’s support Centre in Ramallah

The Norwegian government has deprived the state of funding for women’s support Centre in the Palestinian village of Burak in the vicinity of Ramallah named after Dalal al-Mughrabi – Fatah activists involved in planning and implementation «of a terrorist attack on the Coastal highway».

The Israeli foreign Ministry welcomed this step, wrote on Tuesday, may 30, the Jewish news Agency JTA.

«The glorification of terrorist attacks is totally unacceptable, and I Express my regret this decision in the strongest terms. Norway will not allow yourself relations with institutions that use the names of the terrorists so not gonna pursue it.We also require you to remove the logo of the Norwegian mission, and to return the funds that were allocated to the centre. We do not intend more than to enter into any new agreements or Palestinian election Commission or with the staff of UN Women in the Palestinian areas until, until you have taken appropriate measures to ensure that this will not happen again» – said on this occasion, the foreign Minister of Norway Borge Brende.

Similar actions have been taken and the White house also deprived this institution of financial aid and urged to remove from the building facade logo of the organization UN Women.

Recall that on 11 March 1978 a group of militants of Fatah under the command of Dalal al-Mughrabi landed from the sea near Zichron Yaakov, took in hostages of passengers of several vehicles and put them all in a bus that was headed toward tel Aviv. Along the way, the other terrorists fired at buses and cars.

During the hostage taking and subsequent storming of the bus was killed 39 Israeli civilians, including 13 children. Was killed 9 militants, including al-Mughrabi. In 2008, Israel handed over the remains of al-Mughrabi Lebanese organization «Hezbollah» and the remains of other militants in exchange for the bodies of two Israeli soldiers.

Norway and the USA denied funding to the women’s support Centre in Ramallah
31.05.2017

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