(September 20, 2018 / Palestinian Media Watch) In response to PMW’s report that the Palestinian Authority had named two schools after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, Belgium reacted promptly by severing all financial support to the P.A. Ministry of Education.
PMW exposed that Belgium had forced the P.A. to rename a school funded by the Belgian government due to it being named after a terrorist, but on the very same day, the P.A. had named two other schools in the same neighborhood after the same terrorist.
In response to the P.A.’s mockery of Belgium, the Belgium Ministry of Development Cooperation has canceled all funding of P.A. schools until no schools are named after terrorists.
The Belgian Ministry of Development Cooperation announced that: “Belgium regrets the naming of the two other schools, which were not built with Belgian funds. The glorification of terrorism or perpetrators of terrorist acts is not acceptable under any circumstances. Our country has repeatedly conveyed the Belgian position to the Palestinian Ministry of Education. As long as terrorism is glorified through school names, Belgium cannot continue to cooperate with the Palestinian Ministry of Education and budgets for school building will be suspended.”