Philadelphia Councilwoman Maria Sanchez presented the honors to the Palestinian District Governor of Ramallah, Laila Ghannam “in recognition of the extraordinary actions for her nation and her cause.”
PALWATCH Councilwoman Sanchez posted photos on Facebook of herself with Ghannam receiving the award, and tweeted the following statement: “I was honored to welcome the first woman Governor of the city of Ramallah, #Palestine, to Philadelphia Dr. Leila Ghannam. Women making moves.”
Laila Ghannam’s “actions for her nation” include ongoing promotion of terror by glorifying some of the most horrific Palestinian terrorist murderers, presenting them as heroes and role models, and promising to follow in their path, as documented by Palestinian Media Watch. Ghannam categorizes murderers of civilians, among others, as Shahids (Martyrs), the highest status in Islam, indicating she believes murder of Israeli civilians is an act sanctioned by Islam, promoted by Allah, and an act to be admired by Palestinians.
Ghannam honored Hamas bomb-builder for suicide terrorists Abdallah Barghouti, who is serving 67 life sentences for complicity in the murder of 67 civilians, by visiting his home and family.
At one official PA event, Ghannam promised to follow the path of arch-terrorists who murdered hundreds of civilians. The list included the infamous founder of Hamas, Ahmed Yassin, responsible for the deaths of hundreds in suicide bombings on busses and in cafes in Israel:
Ghannam’s honoring of terrorist Al-Akhras:
At a ceremony with other PA officials in February 2014, Ghannam called Al-Akhras and other terrorists “brave heroes” and “Shahids (Martyrs) who sacrificed their pure blood so we will live in freedom…” and stated: “Allah willing, we will remain committed to their promise and make tombs that will befit their stature.”