J Street Director of Policy and Strategy Hadar Susskind released the following statement today:
J Street strongly condemns the decision by the Palestinian Authority to honor Dalal Mughrabi, the leader of a 1978 terror attack that murdered 38 Israeli civilians, including 13 children.
By promoting incitement through the glorification of terrorists and their actions, this decision harms the prospects for a two-state solution and true peace and reconciliation with Israel. The PA's postponement of the official ceremony to honor Mughrabi and name a public square in her honor does not change the fact that such incitement should not happen in the first place. Actions such as this only serve to undermine trust between the parties, as well as inhibit American efforts to launch talks at this critical moment.