[Diary of a Vengeance Foretold] Part 69
SEPTEMBER 9 1988
“Dalal Al-Moghrabi was, and still is, a commander and a fighter for the sake of Palestine.”
Jihad Abu Zneid – Fatah representative in the Palestinian Legislative Council – Interview by Palestinian TV on the return of the remains of Dalal Al-Moghrabi (July 16 2008)
Dalal Al-Moghrabi belongs to a large family of nine brothers and sisters. The Family is famous for his commitment to the Palestinian cause. The creation of hIsreal had displaced their parents in 1947. The following year, as a result of the Arab-Israeli war, they were living in one of the dozens of refugee camps. Growing up amid the misery of the camp would not be without affecting the Mogrhabi brothers and sisters.
In 1978, Dalal Al-Moghrabi was shot dead by Israeli security forces during a Palestinian attack on a bus near Tel Aviv. More than two dozen Israeli civilians were killed. Dalad, the leader of the commando became a Martyr. The President of Algeria rewarded her entire family with Algerian passports.
Fatah representatives in the Palestinian Legislative Council Jihad Abu Zneid and Najat Abu Bakr were interviewed by Palestinian TV on the return of the remains of Dalal Al-Moghrabi last July.
“To the mother of Dalal, I say that this is the day of Dalal’s presence in the soul of every free man. Rest assured, oh mistress of Palestine and of the mother of martyrs, that on this day you have become the mother of all Palestinian mothers. To Dalal, confined in her coffin, I say that no matter how much time it takes, you are the one who has won,” Najat Abu Bakr said in the interview aired on July 16 2008
Rashidi Al-Moghrabi, one of her sister, was jailed in Britain after throwing a grenade at the Iraqi Ambassador in London, also in 1978. Her brothers Mahmud, Mustafa and Mohamed Al-Moghrabi were members of the PPSF.
Another sister, jamilla, was an acive member of the PLO and later a nurse for the PPSF. She met Mohamed Abu Talb in 1977. They married the following year. Talb was a high ranking member of the PPSF.
In February 1983, Jamilla and Talb entered Sweden. Jamilla used her genuine Algerian passport; Talb used a false Moroccan passport. They asked for political asylum and received it quickly.
Mahmoud and Mustafa Mograbi, with the help of their brother in law Abu Talb and a friend named Imad Chaaban, aka Marten Imandi, were using Uppsala as a base for their terrorism operations. In 1985 and 1986, they bombed the offices of Northwest Airlines in Copenhagen and Stockholm, an Amsterdam office of Israel’s airline, El Al, and a synagogue in Copenhagen.
On December 24 1989, an Uppsala court found Talb, Chaban and Mahmoud and Mustafa Mograbi guilty of staging the Northwest and El Al bombings. Talb was sentenced to life in prison.