Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
Palestinian Media Watch recently exposed that the Palestinian city of Nablus named a square after Islamic terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh, who was involved in numerous terror attacks, including a double suicide bombing killing 23 and injuring dozens in Tel Aviv in 2003. PMW’s exposure of this terror glorification prompted Norwegian Councilman Mats Danielsen to call for his city Stavanger to sever ties with its sister city Nablus.
“Our friendship cities should share our values, norms and customs. This is proof of the contrary. Our sister Nablus honors terrorists,” Councilman Danielsen stated to the Norwegian paper Rogalands Avis, which also reported that five schools in Stavanger have cooperated with schools in Nablus. [Rogalands Avis (Norway), Aug. 17, 2015]\
The monument honoring the terrorist in the square in Nablus is shaped as a map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel as well as the PA areas. This is “a clear sign that the terrorist was working to remove Israel to make room for a Palestinian state. This would have meant that our second sister city Netanya [in Israel] is a legitimate target for terrorists who want to kill Jews,” Councilman Danielsen remarked.
PMW’s documentation of another aspect of the PA’s terror glorification – rewarding terrorists in prisons with generous salaries – has led Norwegian MPs to protest in the past.