Denmark is among a growing number of countries pulling its funding of groups who promote Boycott, Divestment, Sanctions (BDS) a movement whose belief that Israel discriminates against Palestinians and more. Norway ended their funding of BDS last year, and more recently, Belguim stopped their funding of Palestinian schools after the naming of one for Mughrabi, a known Palestinian terrorist.
In December, Denmark suspended its aid to many Palestinian groups and then more than halved the number of such recipient groups it had decided to fund in 2018.
The Danish investigation started in May came after the opening of a women’s center in the West Bank village of Buraq named for Dalal Mughrabi, who led a 1978 massacre on a highway near Tel Aviv that killed 37 civilians, many of them children, and injured dozens. The town refused to change the name, saying it was chosen by the villagers “to commemorate a Palestinian hero who sacrificed herself for her country and therefore they have no intention to change its name regardless of the price.”