The World Union of Jewish Students wishes to strongly and unequivocally condemn the abhorrent and tasteless decision by the Palestinian Bar Association to bestow upon terrorist and “martyred hero” Muhannad Al-Halabi an honorary law degree.
Al-Halabi indiscriminately entered Jerusalem’s Old City on October 4, 2015 and violently and callously attacked, stabbed and killed two Israelis on their way to worship.
The Palestinian Bar Association is funded in large part by the European Union and United Nations, whose silence on this matter thus far speaks volumes. In addition to the heinous awarding of an honorary law degree, the Palestinian Bar Association has decided to hold its next swearing-in ceremony in Al-Halabi’s honor, calling him “an outstanding student at the faculty of law.”
No reasonable Bar Association on the planet would choose to honor a murderer and terrorist. The decision by the Palestinian Bar Association is appalling and we urge the European Union and United Nations to promptly condemn this action and immediately divest all funds from the Palestinian Bar Association.
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