Belgium freezes funding for Palestinian Authority schools over incitement, watchdog says

October 11, 2017 Agencies
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Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), an organisation that monitors Palestinian incitement, said its research has prompted Belgium’s government to freeze funding of Palestinian Authority (PA) schools.

The remains of the Israeli bus hijacked by Palestinian terrorists in 1978 in an attack masterminded by terrorist Dalal Mughrabi. After Palestinian Media Watch recently notified Belgium that a Palestinian Authority school it had funded was renamed for Mughrabi, the Belgian Foreign Ministry said the country “will put on hold any projects related to the construction or equipment of Palestinian schools.” Credit: MathKnight via Wikimedia Commons.

After PMW recently notified Belgium that a PA school it had funded was renamed for terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who masterminded an attack that killed 37 Israelis (including 12 children) in 1978, the watchdog Monday quoted a Belgian Foreign Ministry spokesman as saying the country “will put on hold any projects related to the construction or equipment of Palestinian schools.” The ministry added Belgium was previously “unaware of this name change” at the school and is “awaiting a formal response” from the PA on the issue.

According to the Belgian Development Agency, Belgium has built 23 Palestinian schools since 2001 and had plans to construct 10 more.

Earlier this year, Norway secured the return of funds it gave to a PA-affiliated women’s center that was named in honor of Mughrabi.

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