Oct. 9, 2017
- Belgium Suspends PA Construction Projects after Palestinian School Renamed for Terrorist – Shiri Moshe
The Belgian government is suspending any efforts to construct or furnish Palestinian schools, after one built with Brussels’ aid was renamed in honor of Dalal Mughrabi, who led a massacre of 38 people – including 13 children – near Tel Aviv in 1978.
Didier Vanderhasselt, a spokesperson for the Belgian Foreign Ministry, confirmed that the school’s construction was supported by the Belgian government between 2012 and 2013. “When the school building was handed over to the local community in 2013 it was called ‘Beit Awwa Basic Girls School.’ Subsequently the name was changed to ‘Dalal Mughrabi Elementary School,'” he said. Belgium “will not allow itself to be associated with the names of terrorists in any way.” (Algemeiner)