Watchdog: Denmark ignores evidence of Palestinian Fatah terror glorification

Danish Minister Kristian Jensen. Credit: Nordic Co-operation website ( via Wikimedia Commons.

( The Danish government has ignored an open letter and a report submitted to Denmark's foreign minister from Palestinian Media Watch (PMW), both detailing how the Palestinian Authority’s ruling Fatah party frequently glorifies terror against Israelis, according to PMW.

Speaking in the Danish Parliament, Foreign Minister Kristian Jensen had reportedly dismissed an example of such terror glorification as not representative of Fatah, adding that he would reassess this position if confronted with additional evidence. PMW said that it followed up by submitting its open letter and report to the Denmark's Ministry for Foreign Affairs, outlining multiple instances of such Palestinian terror glorification.

"We have nothing more to contribute," the Danish ministry said when asked by PMW to respond to their submitted materials, according to the watchdog group. The ministry added that it "does not share the interpretation" of PMW that the foreign minister had agreed to reassess his position based on additional evidence.

In one instance of recent terror glorification, a Palestinian Authority school named a girls’ basketball game in honor of Palestinian terrorist Dalal Mughrabi, who in 1978 led efforts to hijack a bus near a Tel Aviv beach in an attack that killed 38 Israeli civilians. 

Posted on March 31, 2016 .