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September 7, 2015 9:48 pm

Norway City Councilman: Cut Ties With Nablus Over Palestinian Terror Glorification

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The Nablus city square named after Palestinian terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh. Credit: Palestinian Media Watch.

The Nablus city square named after Palestinian terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh. Credit: Palestinian Media Watch.

JNS.org – A local politician in Stavanger, Norway, called on his municipality to sever its sister city partnership with Nablus over the latter’s glorification of Palestinian terrorism.

In the aftermath of a recent report by Palestinian Media Watch that Nablus named a city square after terrorist Naif Abu Sharakh, Stavanger Councilman Mats Danielsen told the Rogalands Avisnewspaper, “Our friendship cities should share our values, norms, and customs. This is proof of the contrary. Our sister Nablus honors terrorists.”

In 2003, Sharakh was behind a double suicide bombing that killed 23 Israelis. A monument honoring Sharakh in the West Bank city of Nablus is labeled “Palestine,” but includes the territory of all of Israel. The monument, said Danielsen, 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.”

Concerns over Palestinian terrorism spawning from Nablus led the city council of Boulder, Colo., to reject Nablus’s bid to become Boulder’s sister city in June 2013.

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  • Motti

    Yes and the idea of Transjordan being torn away from Palestine was a “temporary” transfer for a Hashemmite prince from what is now Saudi. He was upset that his cousing was put on the throne in the new country called Iraq by Britain.
    This new country Transjordan was to wait for finalisation till the Jewish peopel has the homeland of trheir own first.
    It was our great friend Winston Churchill who decided to conjure up this act!

  • E Pluribus Wombat

    It’s only a request. Of course they will not cut ties. If anything they will invite murderers to their city to have a celebration. It’s Norway for God’s sake.

  • Joseph Feld

    Playing with maps and boundaries, pro-Arab activists tend to overlook that 77% of the Palestine Mandate granted to Britain at the San Remo conferebce in 1920 was separated from Palestine by Britain in 1921 and given to the Emir Abdullah as the Kingdom of Transjordan and closed to Jewish settlement. There was an understanding that the area of the Jewish national home would be West of the River Jordan to the Mediterranean Sea, or in Pal parlance, ‘from the River to the Sea’.

  • Florence

    Thank you.

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