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Sports used to glorify terrorists
Fatah student movement, student union council at Al-Quds Open University branch organize football championship named after terrorist who murdered 2, teams named after other terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2019
      “The Student Union Council and [Fatah] Shabiba Student Movement at the Hebron branch of Al-Quds Open University organized a football championship named after Martyr (Shahid) Omar Abu Laila (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) in order to commemorate him.
Seven teams named after Martyrs participated in the championship.... Acting Dean of the [Al-Quds Open University] Hebron branch Abd Al-Qader Al-Darwish opened the championship. He conveyed to the participating students the blessings of University President Prof. Younes Amr and his pride in the student movement. He said that Martyr Omar Abu Laila wrote the most spectacular stories of heroism, sacrifice, and self-sacrifice. Student Union Council Chairman Saleh Jabbar said that Martyr Omar Abu Laila represents the national model when he ascended to Heaven as a Martyr, and this was after he delighted the sons of his homeland and seriously wounded the occupying Zionist entity. He added that his [Abu Laila’s] name will continue to serve as a source of inspiration for our children until we establish our state..."
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Sports festival named after terrorist murderer Dalal Mughrabi, who led killing of 37; Girls wore shirts with image of terrorist
Source: Facebook page of the Beitunia Upper Elementary School for Girls, Mar. 13, 2019

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the Beitunia Upper Elementary School for Girls

Posted text: "With considerable creativity, the events of the Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) Sports Festival took place today [March 13, 2019] in the presence of Director of the Education Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) brother Bassem Erekat, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and Beitunia Mayor brother Ribhi Dawla."

The picture shows girls wearing red shirts with an image of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi and the following text: "Dalal Mughrabi Festival"
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PA District Governor participates in “Dalal Mughrabi Festival” at school for girls
Source: Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, Mar. 13, 2019

Text and pictures posted on the Facebook page of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam

Posted text: "During her participation in the Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) Festival, held at the Beitunia Elementary School for Girls in the presence of the director of the district's Education Directorate (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education) and the mayor of Beitunia, [District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh] Dr. Laila Ghannam emphasized that our children, who are suffering from the occupation's brutality, are determined to continue on the path with the same certain steps, towards the realization of the national rights. She explained that it is the right of these generations to live in freedom and dignity on their land, far from the occupation and its tyranny..."
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Championship in Gaza named after terrorist leaders
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 26, 2019

      "The Al-Sadaqa team took a fitting and important victory of 3-0 over its opponent Khidmat Jabaliya in the framework of the Martyrs (Shahids) Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of Black September terror organization) and Said Siam Boys Volleyball Championship, while the Beit Hanoun Sports [Club] trumped Al-Ribat with the same score. This was in the framework of the second round of games that was held yesterday, Thursday [Jan. 24, 2019] at the Martyr Saad Sayel (i.e., Fatah terrorist commander) Hall west of the city of Gaza, under the auspices of the Amwaj [sports] institute and with funding of the European Charity association (i.e., an independent Turkish charitable fund).”

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Fatah sponsors a football tournament for kids, teams named after terror leaders
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 19, 2018
    “Under the auspices of the Fatah Movement’s Hebron branch, the Shabab Taffuh Sports Club organized the [former PLO Chairman and PA] President Martyr Yasser Arafat Football Championship for the 14th anniversary of Yasser Arafat’s death. [The championship was held] at the fields of the Taffuh High School for Boys, with the participation of 11 teams of children and youth.
The teams were named after great leaders of the Palestinian people: The Martyr Yasser Arafat team, the Martyr Ahmed Yassin team (i.e., founder of Hamas terror organization), the Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi team (i.e., founder of Islamic Jihad terror organization), the Martyr Marwan Zalum team (i.e., terrorist, responsible for several murders), the Martyr Salah Khalaf team (i.e., head of Black September terror organization), the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa team (i.e., secretary-general of PFLP terror organization), the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ team (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125 Israelis), the Martyr Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar team (i.e., commander of operations for Black September), the Martyr Kamal Adwan team (i.e., Fatah terror leader), the Martyr Saad Sayel team (i.e., Fatah terror leader), and the Martyr Majed Abu Sharar team (i.e., senior Fatah leader).”
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Sports tournament named after members of terror orgs, team named after terrorist who killed 2
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2018
Headline: “The Ramadan championship named for Martyrs Ziyad and Abd Al-Qader Al-Hawajri opened in Nuseirat”
       “The Al-Hawajri Family Youth Association, together with the [Hamas] Movement Sports Committee in the Nuseirat refugee camp, launched the Loyalty to Martyrs (Shahids) Ziyad and Abd Al-Qader Al-Hawajri Football Championship (i.e., both members of terror organizations). The championship was held for the month of Ramadan at the Bilal Al-Turabi Mosque sports field, with the participation of 16 teams and in the presence of a large audience. In the opening match the Martyr Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar Team (i.e., terrorist, led cell that murdered 1) faced off against its rival, the Martyr Wasim Abu Saif Team (PMW was unable to verify the circumstances of his death –Ed.). The match ended with the victory of the latter, with a score of 2-1. The Martyr Muhannad Halabi Team (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) achieved a difficult victory over the Martyr Muhammad Al-Nawajha Team (PMW was unable to verify the circumstances of his death –Ed.) in a 2-0 penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie.”

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Volleyball championship for teachers named after terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018

 
Headline: “The Martyr Abd Al-Jaber Abd Al-Qader Khaled Volleyball Championship for Teachers was held in the Qalqilya district”
     “The Martyr Prisoner (sic.) Abd Al-Jaber Abd Al-Qader Khaled Volleyball Championship for Teachers (i.e., terrorist, died during attack attempt on Israeli army base) took place at the sport fields of the Abd Al-Rahim Omar High School for Boys and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Hall of the Jayyous Municipality, which is in the Qalqilya district. This was under the sponsorship of the Jayyous Municipality and the Fatah Movement, and under the supervision of the Jayyous Club… The championship took place as part of the sport activity program of the Qalqilya Directorate of Education and Higher Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education)… Sport Activity Supervisor of the Qalqilya Directorate of Education and Higher Education Ahmed Khaled thanked all those who took part in the championship.”
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Israel bans the holding of annual football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 3, 2018
Headline: "The occupation banned the holding of a football championship in Jerusalem named after Martyr Abu Jihad"
     "The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [May 3, 2018], published an order signed by the occupation's [Israeli] Minister of Public Security extremist Gilad Erdan, that bans the holding of a football championship in Jerusalem named after Martyr (Shahid) 'Abu Jihad' [Khalil] Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist responsible for murder of 125). It should be noted that this championship has been held in the city every year for the last 24 years, and it was supposed to take place tomorrow, Friday, at the sports field of the Silwan school in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah holds futsal championship named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, during which terrorist prisoners were honored
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 1, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] and Loyalty to the Bethlehem District Prisoners [Futsal] Championship, which was organized by the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch. During it, family members of the prisoners from the district who are serving life sentences were honored.”

The images show the championship event in which the families of terrorist prisoners were honored. In the second image a stack of honorary posters are seen prior to being distributed to the family members.
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Dozens of terrorist murderers serving life sentences for murdering over 100 people honored by Fatah at championship named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news agency Al-Hadath, May 1, 2018
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news agency Al-Hadath


Posted text:
“Today, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch organized the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] and Loyalty to the [Bethlehem District] Prisoners [Futsal] Championship, with the participation of 28 [Fatah] sub-branches in the Bethlehem district and in the presence of families members of Martyrs and prisoners from the district… At the end, family members of the prisoners from the Bethlehem district who are serving life sentences were honored.”

The cover image of the photo album in this Facebook page shows a poster of the championship. At its top is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the right is a picture of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad.

Text on poster: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ -
Bethlehem Branch
Sub-branches
Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and Loyalty to the [Bethlehem District] Prisoners [Futsal] Championship
Tuesday, May 1, 2018”

The images show Fatah honoring the family members of terrorist prisoners from the Bethlehem district who are serving life sentences.
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Student union at Al-Quds Open University holds "The Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Tournament"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2018
Headline: “The Al-Zuhour [team] is champion and the Asafrah [team] is second in the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Tournament”
       “The Martyr Ziyad Al-Zuhour team was crowned champion after it defeated the Martyr Taha Asafrah team with a score of 2-1 in the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Tournament (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125). It was organized by the student union council of the Hebron branch of Al-Quds Open University, in order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abu Jihad…
University director (sic., Hebron branch director) Dr. Abd Al-Qader Al-Darawish… mentioned the memory of leader Martyr Abu Jihad in his speech… He mentioned his path and history, which will remain in our hearts forever, and emphasized that we draw confidence, a spirit of sacrifice, and a desire to continue the struggle from this magnificent anniversary. He added that the commemoration of the anniversary is expressed by loyalty to the great leaders’ principles, following their path, and rising to a level of greatness in sacrificing for the homeland and its freedom.”
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Two sports championships named after terrorist who murdered an Israeli in a drive-by shooting
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2018
Headline: “The Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Cup in table tennis and handball at the end of the month”
“The Table Tennis Association decided to launch the Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, led murder of 1) Table Tennis Cup at the end of the month [February 2018], with the participation of 21 clubs and the sponsorship of the Amwaj sports institution…
Amwaj will also sponsor a handball championship named after Martyr Jarrar.”
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According to the names of the teams participating (not translated) the cups will take place in Gaza.

Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Futsal tournament named after terrorist who murdered Israeli in drive-by shooting
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2018
Headline: “The Abu Ata Shatara team won the Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Futsal Championship”
“The Askar Center and the Al-Asaker fan club organized a futsal championship named after Martyr Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar at the hall of the Askar Center in the old Askar refugee camp [in the Nablus area] on Friday [Feb. 9, 2018].”
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Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Championship held in memory of killer of 9 Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2018
Headline: “Qaffin is the winner of the Martyr Raed Al-Karmi Championship”
       “The Southern Neighborhood team of the Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet (i.e., terrorist, responsible for many terror attacks against Israelis) branch [of Fatah] organized a championship to mark the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the Eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) Martyr Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9). The championship took place in the Tulkarem Culture Club hall with the participation of 14 teams. The knights of the Stars of Qaffin won first place, while the Tulkarem Refugee Camp reached second place, and the Southern Neighborhood third place.”

The article includes a picture of the team that won the championship, whose members are seen wearing medals around their necks and posing with a sign featuring a picture of terrorist Raed Al-Karmi holding an assault rifle.


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Palestinian Football Association supervises the 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Championship"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017

Headline
: "The Mount of Olives [Sports Club] won the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Championship, and the Al-Nasser [Club] is its runner up"
      "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser [sports] club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year… with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the central branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestinian Football Association supervises 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Championship"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017
     "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year... with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the Central Branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestine Polytechnic University cuts ribbon on sports field named after Hamas terrorist who prepared explosives for suicide bombings
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Polytechnic University inaugurates Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh Field in cooperation with the student council and [Fatah’s] Shabiba [student movement]”
     “In the presence of Chairman of the University Graduates Union and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestine Polytechnic University Ahmed Sa’id Bayyoud Tamimi, University Graduates Union member Rifat Tahboub, a group of top officials in the Fatah organization in Hebron, and President of the Polytechnic University Dr. Imad Al-Khatib, [the Polytechnic University inaugurated Martyr (Shahid) Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh (i.e., Hamas terrorist) Field] (the description of the event appears only in the headline –Ed.) …
It should be noted that the field is named after Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died as a Martyr several years ago in the occupation’s prisons.”

Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh - Hamas member who was serving a life term for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. Died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.
Abbas rep attends marathon named after arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: “Abu Sbitan and Al-Bawadi, champions of the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti Marathon”
     “Runner Mahmoud Abu Sbitan from the Khidamat Al-Shati club won first place in the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) Marathon in the men’s group, while runner Ibrahim Al-Bawadi from Beit Lahiya won first place in the youth group. The marathon was organized by the Athletic Association (i.e., private organization) in partnership with the Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Forum (i.e., private organization) and the Popular Campaign for the Release of Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti, and it began at the Jabaliya youth club. At the end of the marathon, Deputy Chairman of the [Athletic] Association Ramzi Al-Qarm honored [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative Salah Abu Wardeh and a number of national figures.”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.
PLO holds "Brothers of Dalal Camp" for university students, named after terrorist who led murder of 37
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Mar. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows a picture of Dalal Mughrabi - a terrorist who led the murder of 37 Israeli civilians, 12 of them children - in the center, with a Palestinian flag behind it. Below her picture, children are seen running, while one carries a Palestinian flag.
Text on image: "The first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people
Palestine – Jericho – Madinat Al-Amal [sports club in Jericho], March 7-12, 2017
Held by the Department for Youth Affairs of the Center [West Bank] Council of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs”

Posted text: "The Center Council prepares for the opening of the first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people on Tuesday
The Youth Department of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Center [West Bank] completed the preparations - which took almost two months - for holding the first Brothers of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp for young people...
Director-General of the Center Council Mu'tasim Abu Gharbieh noted that... the staff met with a number of relevant national institutions and figures, the most prominent of them being the district governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, representatives of the security institutions and national institutions, the Madinat Al-Amal administration, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and Rashida Mughrabi, the sister of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. Abu Gharbieh also praised the support that the Center Council received from Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub..."

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Palestinian football team holds banner glorifying terrorist 2 days after shooting attack
Source: Al-Mashreq, independent Palestinian electronic newspaper, Oct. 11, 2016
Headline: "How did Hilal Al-Quds express solidarity with the Lion of Jerusalem, Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih?"


The article includes a picture that shows the Hilal Al-Quds football team holding a banner honoring Palestinian terrorist Musbah Abu Sbeih, who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016.

Text on banner: "The Hilal Al-Quds Club mourns the Lion of Al-Aqsa, Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih 'Abu Al-Izz'"

[Al-Mashreq, independent Palestinian electronic newspaper, Oct. 11, 2016]

After this picture was posted online, on Oct. 11, 2016, the coach of the East Jerusalem Hilal Al-Quds soccer team, Maher Abu Sneineh, was arrested by Israel on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and public support of terror.

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in to begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. On his Facebook page, Abu Sbeih praised terror groups including Hamas as well as terrorists who carried out attacks and actively called for attacks against Israelis. In July 2016, Abu Sbeih was given a distancing order from the Temple Mount that was to be in effect until the end of October 2016.
Youth karate class named for terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2016
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Academy completed the graduation ceremony of the class of Martyr Yasser Hamdouni for karate students”
     “The Al-Aqsa Academy in the Hamdi Mango Culture Center of the Nablus municipality completed the graduation ceremony for the 14th class of yellow belt karate students, who number 150 male and female athletes, under the name The Class of Martyr (Shahid) Prisoner Yasser Hamdouni.”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni – was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.
Football match named after terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policeman
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2016

Headline: "The Al-Amid [Club] (i.e., Shabab Al-Khalil) beat the Al-Ghazalan [Club] (i.e., Al-Dhahiriya) 5-0 in the Martyr [Basel] Sidr Cup"

“The Al-Hussein Stadium in Hebron hosted the Shabab Al-Khalil Ultras’ (i.e., fanatical fan group) Martyr Basel Sidr Cup on Sunday evening [June 5, 2016]. The youth teams Shabab Al-Khalil and Al-Dhahiriya participated in the game, exhibiting a promising show of football that ended in a 5-0 victory for Shabab Al-Khalil.”

Basel Sidr – A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border policemen near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2015. Sidr was shot and killed by the police when he tried to escape.
Chess tournament named after terrorist responsible for many terror attacks, including death of infant in her stroller
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2016
Headline: “Friday: Opening of Martyr Marwan Zalum Chess Tournament”
     “Friday, at 9:00 a.m. [May 6, 2016], will be the opening of the Martyr Marwan Zalum (i.e., Tanzim terror organization commander responsible for many terror attacks) Chess Tournament, organized by the Shabab Al-Khalil Club, and supervised by the Palestinian Chess Federation. Invitations have been sent to all of the clubs [inviting them] to participate. Tournament coordinator Baha Maswadeh said that this tournament is being held to mark the anniversary of [the death as a Martyr of] Marwan Zalum, and expressed hope that its level would be exceptional. Likewise, he thanked the management of the Shabab Al-Kahlil Club, and the Palestinian Chess Federation for their efforts toward the success of the tournament.”

Marwan Zalum was the commander of the Hebron branch of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). He was responsible for several terror attacks in the Hebron region, including sending the terrorist who shot and killed infant Shalhevet Pass in her stroller on March 26, 2001. He also provided the explosive device used in a suicide attack at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open market on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were killed and 80 wounded. He organized the planting of a bomb in southern Hebron, which killed Israeli soldier Shai Cohen on July 9, 2001, and initiated a shooting attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on July 12, 2001, in which 1 person was killed. He was killed by the Israeli army on April 22, 2002.
Vatican-funded sports club sponsors tournament named after terrorist mass murderer Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2016


Headline
: “Jerusalem Al-Ansar [team] successfully concluded the 22nd Abu Jihad Tournament”
     "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club successfully concluded the 22nd Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Football Tournament for young people born in 1995, which was efficiently and well organized on the grounds of the Burj Luq Luq Society. Fourteen Jerusalem clubs participated in the tournament, and it was held under the auspices of the Jerusalem Clubs Association, in the framework of its program that is funded by the Pontifical Mission ['the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development']."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

The Pontifical Mission is "the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development," according to its website. "Pope Pius XII mobilized worldwide Catholic aid, establishing in 1949 a temporary agency - the Pontifical Mission for Palestine - to feed, clothe and educate Palestinian refugees." [Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem's website, accessed May 2, 2016]

The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2014 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem, ANERA (American
Jerusalem clubs hold futsal tournament in honor of Abu Jihad, “Prince of Martyrs”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2016
     Headline: “Tomorrow – the draw of the 22nd Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Futsal Tournament”
“The draw of the 22nd Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Futsal (indoor football) Tournament for young people born in 1995 or later, will be held on Sunday [April 24, 2016], at 5:30 p.m. at the Al-Ansar Club building. The tournament is organized by the Al-Ansar Club, which has organized it continuously since 1995, for the 28th anniversary of the death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir, under the supervision of the Football Association’s central branch. The tournament will be held next Friday morning [April 29, 2016] in the Burj Luq Luq field, under the auspices of the Jerusalem Clubs Association and in partnership with the Palestinian expatriate from the village of Turmusaya, Na’im Al-Hindi, and the known athlete Khamis Dkeidek.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah organizes kickboxing championship named after Abu Jihad, arch-terrorist
Source: Al-Quds, Apr. 18, 2016

Headline: "The Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Kickboxing Championship in Abu Dis has ended"
     "Saturday [April 16, 2016] was the end of the duels of the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Kickboxing Championship, organized by Fatah's Abu Dis branch with more than 170 athletes representing dozens of sports clubs from the different districts of the homeland, who participated in 100 competitions… After the duels had ended, Fatah's Jerusalem branch Secretary Adnan Ghaith, head of the Abu Dis local council Adel Saleh, head of the Abu Dis youth club Ibrahim Jaffal, and Fatah's Abu Dis branch Secretary Muhammad Rabi' crowned the athletes who won first, second and third place."

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Martial arts tournament named after arch-terrorist: "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad festival"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2016
Headline: "The Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts opened the fourth Prince of Martyrs festival"
     "Head of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts Jihad Uweida announced that the board of directors and its affiliated clubs are prepared for the opening of the fourth consecutive Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Festival.  The tournament will open this Saturday [April 16, 2016] at the Beit Hanina Youth Club in Jerusalem and the Bait Al-Maqdis Club in Hebron simultaneously. Uweida noted that the first Prince of Martyrs Festival was held in 2013, and from that year, the Palestinian Academy has been strict about holding it in order to mark the anniversary of [the death of] the prince of Martyrs, Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad.'"

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestinian Authority school hosts basketball game for high school girls named after terrorist who led killing of 37, organized by Palestinian NGO funded by European organizations
Source: Al-Quds, Mar. 23, 2016
Headline: “In honor of Palestinian Women’s Day – the Rosary Sisters’ High School won the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup after beating the Al-Awael School in a basketball [game] under the auspices of the Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association”
      “The Rosary Sisters’ High School in Jerusalem has beaten the Al-Awael School (i.e., a school under the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education) in Ramallah in a basketball game held at the Al-Awael School basketball courts. The Rosary Sisters’ High School rightfully won the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Cup on the anniversary of her death as a Martyr that coincides with Palestinian Women’s Day, March 11 [2016]. The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association’s department of educational activities organized this game in cooperation with the Women’s Association for Life and Equality. The game was held under the auspices of Head of the [PA Ministry of Education’s] Education Directorate in Ramallah Bassam Erekat… After the game, the awards committee awarded the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup and gold medals to the Rosary Sisters’ High School and a plaque [of honor] and silver medals to the Al-Awael School.”
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Qabatiya sports club mourns three of its members, terrorists who murdered Israeli policewoman
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 6, 2016
Headline: “The Qabatiya [Sport] Club expresses grief over the death of the three Martyrs”
     “The Qabatiya [Sport] Club issued a notice in which it expressed grief over the death of the three Martyrs (Shahids) who died in Jerusalem, and they are: [football] team captain Muhammad Halami Kmeil, Ahmad Zakarneh, one of the team’s outstanding fans, and Ahmad Abu Al-Rub. The notice added that the [football] player Kmeil was an example of a player who is devoted to the club, loves sport, and has high morals. The club’s administration requested that Supreme Almighty Allah have mercy on them and let them into Paradise together with all the homeland’s Martyrs.”

Ahmad Abu Al-Rub, Ahmad Zakarneh and Muhammad Kmeil - Three Palestinian terrorists in their early 20's who shot and stabbed two Israeli police officers at the Damascus Gate in Jerusalem on Feb. 3, 2016. One of the officers, 19-year-old Hadar Cohen, was fatally wounded and died of her wounds. The second officer was seriously wounded. The terrorists, who attacked the policewomen after they were asked for identification, were carrying machine guns, knives, and pipe bombs, leading the police to suspect they were planning a mass attack against civilians. The terrorists were shot and killed at the scene by Israeli police.
Tennis tournament named after terrorist Halabi, killer of 2, was held under patronage of senior Fatah official
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Dec. 19, 2015

Headline: “Martyr Muhannad Halabi Tournament: ‘Ahli Al-Khalil is the Palestine Cup table tennis champion”
     “Vice President of the Palestine Table Tennis Association, Radwan Al-Sharif, crowned the Hebron Al-Ahli Club team as the Palestine Cup Champion for 2015 – the Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi Tournament. This was after its overwhelming victory in the final match between the team and the Al-Quds team which ended in a score of 1:3. The championship was held on Friday [Dec. 18, 2015] under the patronage of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association] Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and took place in the Martyr Yasser Arafat Center for Youth in Bethlehem.”
Text in banner: “Under patronage of the leader Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Olympic Committee. Palestine Cup – Martyr Muhannad Halabi Tennis Table Tournament 2015”

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PA school honors terrorist stabbers with tennis tournament and teams named after them
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 24, 2015
Headline: “The tennis tournament named after Martyrs [Basel and Farouq] Sidr has ended”
     “On the Al-Rashideen School’s court the tournament named after Basel and Farouq Sidr has ended... Ten teams participated in the tournament [named after the following Martyrs]: Basel Sidr, Ayman Al-Muhtasib, Hamadeh Al-Ja'abari, Jaafar Awad, Islam Abido, Ibrahim Skafi, Farouq Sidr, Hamza Abu Ramouz, Tareq Al-Natsheh, and Alaa Al-Natsheh... The purpose of this tournament was to commemorate all the Martyrs of the Palestinian people, and particularly the Martyrs of the present popular uprising.”
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PA daily: School football tournament named after 13-year-old terrorist who stabbed and nearly killed a 13-year-old Israeli boy
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 23, 2015
Headline: “Al-Khatib School’s team won the football tournament named after prisoner Manasrah (i.e., terrorist who stabbed two)”
      “The Al-Khatib School’s team won the Ahmad Manasrah Football Tournament, which was held two days ago [Nov. 21, 2015] on the sport fields of the Dar Al-Maarefa [Boys’] School in El-Bireh, in which many schools from the Ramallah and El-Bireh district participated.”
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Pisgat Ze'ev stabbing attack - On Oct. 12, 2015, two Palestinian terrorists, Hassan ‎Manasrah (15) and Ahmad Manasrah (13), stabbed Yossef Ben Shalom (21) in the Pisgat ‎Ze'ev neighborhood of East Jerusalem, then repeatedly stabbed a 13-‎year-old boy (name undisclosed at time of writing) who was riding his bike. Hassan Manasrah was killed while fleeing the scene, and Ahmad Manasrah was shot by Israeli police and hospitalized. Both victims of the attack were seriously injured. The terrorists, who were cousins, came from the nearby Palestinian neighborhood of Beit Hanina.
PA daily: Palestinian Goalkeepers’ Academy named after terrorist stabber “out of loyalty” to Martyrs who died “while defending the holy sites”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 20, 2015
Headline: “’The Veteran’ [Club] named the Palestinian Goalkeepers’ Academy after Martyr Basel Sidr”
      “Out of loyalty to the blood of the mighty Martyrs (Shahids), and out of love for the loyal club members, who died as Martyrs and were arrested recently while defending Jerusalem and the holy sites, the Shabab Al-Khalil Club took upon itself to name the [Goalkeepers’] Academy after Martyr Basel Sidr, may Allah have mercy on him, who was one of the most devout fans of the club.”
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Basel Sidr – A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border policemen near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2015. Sidr was shot and killed by the police when he tried to escape.
PA daily reports on university tennis tournament named after terrorist who stabbed an Israeli border policeman
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 17, 2015
Headline: “Ajjaq won the Martyr Omar Al-Faqih Tournament”
     “[Tennis] player Tawfiq Zuhair Ajjaq, a student at the Birzeit University, won the Martyr Omar Al-Faqih Tennis Tournament (Al-Faqih was a terrorist who stabbed Israeli border policemen -Ed.), after uncontestably beating Atallah Darwish in two sets in the finals 0-6, and 1-6. This is the second victory in a row for Ajjaq, as he recently won the Palestinian University tennis tournament. The [present] tournament took place on the courts of the Birzeit University for two whole weeks under the name ‘Martyr Omar Al-Faqih Tennis Tournament,’ with 18 players participating. The tournament was sponsored and organized by the student council, represented by the sports committee.”
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Omar Muhammad Al-Faqih – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed an Israeli border policeman at the Qalandiya checkpoint on Oct. 17, 2015. Al-Faqih was shot in his lower body by another border policeman. Al-Faqih then tried to stab a sapper with scissors he took from him, and was shot and killed by an Israeli soldier.
Palestinian football tournament named after murderer ‎who stabbed two to death
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 2, 2015
Headline: "Bal'a Club wins the Martyr Halabi cup for football"
"The Martyr Yasser Arafat Youth Center (Al-Attara - Jenin) succeeded in organizing the first football tournament named after Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi, which took place on its football fields. The final game was played by the Yasser Arafat Youth Center and Bal'a, which rightly won the title."
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On Oct. 3, 2015, Palestinian terrorist Muhannad Halabi, 19, attacked Israeli citizen Aharon Bennet, 21, and his family, who were on their way back from prayer at the Western Wall through the Old City of Jerusalem. The terrorist killed Aharon and Israeli citizen Nehemia Lavi, who came to the family's aid, and injured Aharon's wife and 2-year-old son. Following the attack, the terrorist was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post on Facebook, the terrorist justified his killings, stating that the attack was a response to Israel's actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque. This echoes PA incitement and is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
PA daily sports section glorifies terrorist who was sports fan as a “Martyr, whose blood was not spilled in vain, after he saturated his first love – Palestine – with it”
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 29, 2015
Article and photos published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida's sport section
       “There is almost no centimeter of the Al-Hussein [Ibn Ali] field, or a balcony there or elsewhere, that does not know Basel Sidr:.. [The world of] soccer, its fans and players, will not forget him, as his stamp will remain engraved in memory as he cheers for the Fidai (i.e., self-sacrificing fighter – the nickname of the Palestinian national team). Yes, this is a self-sacrificing fighter Martyr, whose blood was not spilled in vain, after he saturated his first love – Palestine – with it.”


Image shows banner with picture of Basel Sidr and this text: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.” [Sura 3, verse 169, Sahih International translation]
With honor and pride
Shabab Al-Khalil gives its best wishes and congratulations
to the Sidr family on the Martyrdom of its hero son
Basel Sidr
Joy to you on the Martyrdom, congratulations on Paradise
Allah, as he is in Paradise with the prophets and righteous”
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Basel Sidr – A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border police near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2015. Sidr was shot and killed by Israeli police when he tried to escape.

Fatah official celebrates International Youth Day at center named after Abu Iyad, planner of Munich Olympics massacre
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 17, 2015
Official PA TV program Palestine this Morning, report on International Youth Day
Official PA TV reporter: “The Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs under Jibril Rajoub, and in coordination with UN institutes, celebrated today [Aug. 17, 2015] International Youth Day at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf (i.e., Abu Iyad) center in the village of Al-Fara (i.e., on the West Bank).”

Note: Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and Head of the “Black September” terror group. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats, as well as the murder of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Palestinian sports teams, named after terrorists responsible for the murders of more than 150 people, participate in Palestinian football championship
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 23, 2015
Headline: “Continuation of Ramadan football championship in Abu Dis”
     “The Abu Dis Youth Club and the organizing committee arranged the sixth Ramadan Abu Dis Championship, which takes place on the grass field of the Abu Dis Club starting in the month of Ramadan, immediately after evening prayers. The sports teams of Abu Dis, Al-Eizariya, Al-Sawahrah Al-Sharqiya, Jabel Mukaber, Sheikh Sa’ad, and Jerusalem are participating in this year’s championship... This year, as usual, 32 teams participated, bearing the names of Martyrs (Shahids), prisoners, villages [from which Palestinians were] deported, and Palestinian regions. The participating teams were divided into eight groups, so that each group included four teams. The draw and division of the teams was as follows:
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The second group: Alam Al-Takyif team (“The World of Air conditioning” - the name of a company - Ed.), Martyr Abu Jihad team, prisoner Khader Adnan team, Al-Hutta team (Al-Hutta is one of the gates of the Al-Aqsa Mosque -Ed.).
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The fifth group: Return team, Martyr Khaled Nazzal team, The Night Horsemen (The Night Horsemen is an Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades unit -Ed.) team, Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa.
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The seventh group: Qastel team, Ashkelon team, Martyr Abu Amar [Yasser Arafat] team, Mutaz Hijazi team."
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Fatah chess tournament named after Marwan Zalum, terrorist behind multiple lethal attacks ‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 3, 2015
     ‎"The Palestine Chess Federation and the Hebron Council held the Martyr Marwan Zalum 'Abu Suja' ‎Chess Tournament at the Hebron Youth Club, under the auspices of the Fatah movement and the ‎club and with the participation of more than 10 players. The closing ceremony was held in the ‎presence of Fatah's Hebron branch director, Younes Al-Juneidi 'Abu Hamdi', Head of the Club's ‎Culture Commission, Engineer Murad Abu Rajab Al-Tamimi, Samer Al‏-‏Hilwani, Ayman Al-Sha'arawi ‎and Nasser Shahin.‎
Fatah's Hebron Branch Director Younes Al-Juneidi praised the Hebron Youth Club, its good ‎administration and operation and the sacrifices made by the club's members for its promotion and ‎development, and said that he was proud to supervise the club's football team. In addition, he ‎recalled Martyr Marwan and the numerous sacrifices he made for his people. Subsequently, the ‎Fatah movement honored the family of Martyr Marwan Zalum."‎
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Note: Marwan Zalum was the commander of the Hebron branch of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). He ‎was responsible for several terror attacks in the Hebron region, including sending the terrorist who ‎shot and killed infant Shalhevet Pass in her stroller on March 26, 2001. He also provided the ‎explosive device used in a suicide attack at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open ‎market on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were killed and 80 wounded. He organized the planting of a ‎bomb in southern Hebron, which killed Israeli soldier Shai Cohen on July 9, 2001, and initiated a ‎shooting attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on July 12, 2001, in which 1 person was killed. He ‎was killed by the Israeli army on April 22, 2002.‎
Fatah marathon honors arch-terrorist Abu Jihad who was behind murder of 125 Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
     ‎"Fatah's Salfit branch and the Shabiba [Fatah youth movement] in the Qarawat Bani HaSan [village] ‎marked Palestinian Prisoners' Day and the anniversary of [Khalil Al-Wazir] Abu Jihad's Martyrdom-‎death, with the Prisoners of Freedom marathon and rally. The event, held under the auspices of ‎District Affairs director, engineer Abd Al-Hamid Al-Dik, was attended by over 100 competitors at the ‎district level, as well as Fatah Revolutionary Council member [and wife of Marwan Barghouti] Fadwa ‎Barghouti, Secretary of Fatah's Salfit [branch] Abd Al-Sattar Awwad... Al-Dik expressed his pride in ‎the Palestinian prisoners, and conveyed the greetings of the President Mahmoud Abbas... Awwad said: 'We must continue on the path of ‎struggle out of commitment to the heroic prisoners and loyalty to the blood of the Martyrs, who ‎turned the suffering of our people and nation into the fuel of the revolution that ignited within our ‎souls the [willingness to] give and sacrifice. Abu Jihad will continue to serve as a school for the ‎revolution from which the Palestinian youth will learn. Walk on this path, armed with faith in the ‎revolution, the struggle, and the justness of the Palestinian cause." ‎
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed ‎the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These ‎attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of ‎a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.‎
Jerusalem club holds “the 21st Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad futsal youth tournament”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
     On Monday [April 20, 2015] a draw took place at the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club... for the 21st Prince ‎of Martyrs 'Abu Jihad' futsal (indoor football) youth tournament for those born in 1996, held ‎consecutively by the club since 1995. The tournament will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the ‎Burj Luq Luq hall, under the supervision of the Central [Football] Association and under the ‎auspices of the Association of the Clubs of Jerusalem and athlete Khamis Dkeidek, Head of the ‎Diving Association." ‎
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed ‎the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These ‎attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of ‎a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.‎
Indoor football tournament held in honor of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
     ‎"The Tell [village] sports club held, in the presence of Secretary of Fatah's Nablus branch Jihad ‎Ramadan, Head of the Tell Village Council Mundhir Shtayyeh, and a large number of prominent ‎figures from the village, a futsal (indoor football) tournament in honor of Martyr Abu Jihad and ‎Palestinian Prisoners' Day at the boys' school 'Mohammed bin Rashid' in the village."‎
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed ‎the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These ‎attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of ‎a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.‎
Fencing tournament named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad held under auspices of Fatah official Jibril Rajoub
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2015
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Fencing Association holds a championship [named after] Abu Jihad in Jericho”
      “The [Palestinian] Fencing Association has confirmed that a fencing championship [named after] Martyr Abu Jihad will take place at the Madinat Al-Amal compound in Jericho on Friday [April 24, 2015] at 9 in the morning, under the auspices of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and] Head of the Palestine Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub.”
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Table tennis championship named after terrorist who murdered 125 people
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2015
Headline: “The Table Tennis Association is organizing the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir Doubles Championship”
     “The Palestinian Table Tennis Association will organize a table tennis doubles championship named after Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ on the 27th anniversary of his death as a Martyr, under the auspices of the [Ansar] Al-Aqsa Club…this Friday [April 24, 2015].”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir)
was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Martial Arts festival named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2015
Headline: “The Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts opened the third Prince of Martyrs festival”
     “The [President and] Head of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Academy for Martial Arts Jihad Uweida, announced that the Board of Directors and its affiliated clubs are prepared for the opening of the third Prince of Martyrs ‘Abu-Jihad’ festival, for the third consecutive year, to be held on the 27th anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu-Jihad.’ The tournament will take place in Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah and Tulkarem districts, under the generous auspices of the National Committee Against Normalization [in Palestine].”
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Palestinian Football Association supervises youth football championship named after terrorist who murdered 125
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2015
Headline: “The Ansar Al-Quds Club is preparing to hold the 21st football championship named after Abu Jihad”
     “As is its custom since 1995, the Ansar Al-Quds Club is organizing the football championship named after the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad. The club began the preparations for the 21st championship and the distribution of invitations to all the Jerusalem clubs. The championship will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Burj Luq Luq fields in the Old City [of Jerusalem], through the futsal method, [and it is meant] for players born in 1996 or later (i.e., 19 and under)…
The championship will be held under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah holds ping pong tournament named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Al-Ayyam, Apr. 13, 2015


Headline:
"[Fatah's] Jerusalem branch organized the sub-branches' ping pong tournament" ‎
     ‎"Fatah's Jerusalem branch held the first ping pong tournament for sub-branches under the name ‎‎'Martyr Abu Jihad Tournament' in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. Present at the ‎tournament were the Jerusalem branch members, many of the movement's members and ‎secretaries of branches, and Fatah's 'Shabiba' [youth] movement. ‎
Jerusalem branch member and Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization Abd Abu Sbeih ‎noted that the tournament is for all sub-branches in the Jerusalem district and is intended to ‎strengthen the bond between the movement's branches, in addition to creating an atmosphere of ‎love and brotherhood among the young people and spreading the spirit of unity among them. He ‎added: 'The tournament was named after Martyr Abu Jihad because it takes place close to the ‎anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir.'" ‎
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed ‎the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These ‎attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of ‎a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.‎
Fatah and PLO table tennis tournament honors terrorists who sent suicide bomber who ‎killed 6‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2015
     ‎"In cooperation with Fatah in the village of Beit Fajjar and the Table Tennis Association, the [PLO] ‎Commission of Prisoners' Affairs organized a table tennis tournament in honor of prisoners from ‎the village that were sentenced to life imprisonment. Thirty-two athletes from different parts of the ‎homeland participated in the tournament. This solidarity activity took place within the framework of a ‎number of events for Palestinian Prisoners' Day, and the spokesmen for the Commission of ‎Prisoners and Fatah - Munqidh Abu Atwan for the Commission, and Jawad Thawabteh for Fatah - ‎emphasized the need to support the prisoners, and that they should be present in all aspects of life ‎in the Palestinian nation. At the end of the tournament, a ceremony was held in honor of the ‎prisoners Hamza Omar Shamarkha and Amjad Takatka, each sentenced to six life sentences, and ‎Kamal Bello, sentenced to life. Likewise, prizes were given to the winners of the tournament.‎
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Note: Hamza Omar Shamarkha - is serving 6 life sentences and another 20 years for sending the ‎suicide bomber Andalib Takatka to her attack at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda outdoor market on ‎April 12, 2002 in which she killed 6 and wounded more than 80 people. ‎
Amjad Takatka - is serving 6 life sentences and another 20 years for his involvement in the suicide ‎attack carried out by Andalib Takatka, who killed 6 and wounded more than 80 people in the ‎suicide attack she carried out on April 12, 2002. ‎
Kamal Bello - was arrested in 2004 and is serving one life sentence. PMW has been unable to ‎verify the exact nature of his crimes.‎
Fatah and PLO organize tournament named after terrorists responsible for the ‎killing of 46‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2015
     ‎"The [PLO's] Popular Committee for Refugee Affairs at the Khan Yunis Refugee Camp ‎organized, in cooperation with Fatah's West Khan Yunis branch... a sports festival in ‎support of President Mahmoud Abbas and as a show of loyalty to the blood of the ‎Martyrs (Shahids), as the highlight of the Martyr Raed Al-Karmi and Martyr Dalal ‎Mughrabi Tournament... ‎[The director of the Refugee Camps (in the PLO's Department for Refugee Affairs)] ‎Mazen Abu Zaid said that... the blood of Martyr Raed Al-Karmi, a resident of the Gaza Strip, and ‎the blood of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, a resident of the Sabra refugee camp in ‎Lebanon, had been absorbed into the soil of the homeland, and embraced the ‎blood of the Gazan Martyrs, in order to draw the map of the homeland for us and to ‎serve as a message: Palestine is one, indivisible unit."‎
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Notes: Raed Al-Karmi - a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative responsible for ‎the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on January 23, ‎‎2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na'aman on ‎July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on August 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on October 5, ‎‎2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on August 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on ‎September 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on January 14, 2002. 
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, known as the Coastal ‎Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's ‎Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70. ‎Palestinians often refer to the attack as the "Kamal Adwan operation."‎
Racing tournament named after terror ‎leader Abu Ali Mustafa sponsored by Fatah official
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 16, 2014
     ‎“The fifth round of the 2014 Palestine ‎racing tournament (The Abu Ali Mustafa ‎Tournament) [parenthesis in source] has ‎ended. [The tournament] was organized ‎by the Jericho [Race] Car and Bicycle ‎Union, with the participation of 24 ‎competitors from the various districts of the ‎homeland, under the patronage of ‎‎[Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee, Head of the Supreme Council ‎for Sport and Youth Affairs, and] ‎Chairman of the Olympic Council Jibril ‎Rajoub, and with the support of the ‎leadership of the National Security ‎Forces.”‎

Note: Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary ‎of the terror organization Popular Front for ‎the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He ‎planned numerous terror attacks against ‎Israeli civilians during the Palestinian terror ‎campaign (the Intifada, 2000-2005).‎
Al-Quds University funded by the UN and EU honors terrorist murderer‎
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 11, 2014
Al-Quds University honored Hamas terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akari, who carried out a terrorist ‎attack on Nov. 5, 2014, at a light-rail station in Jerusalem. Two were killed and at least ‎‎13 were injured in the attack:‎
     ‎"The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society organized the Martyr (Shahid) Ibrahim Al-‎Akari Tournament two days ago [Nov. 9, 2014] in cooperation with the Physical ‎Education Faculty of Al-Quds University - the Burj Luq Luq campus... Dr. Ahmad Al-‎Khawaja, the person responsible for the Physical Education Faculty at the Burj Luq ‎Luq campus of the Al-Quds University, emphasized that this activity (the tournament) ‎was the work of the physical education students at Burj Luq Luq, and that it was a ‎national activity held in honor and appreciation of the soul of the heroic Martyr Ibrahim ‎Al-Akari."‎
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Note: In July 2013, the UN announced a donation of €2.4 million (close to 3 million USD) from the EU and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to Al-Quds ‎University, the aim of which would be to "contribute to the development and protection ‎of Palestinian cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem." [UNDP website, July 2, ‎‎2013 and Al-Quds University website, accessed Nov. 12, 2014]‎
The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society, which helped organize the tournament ‎honoring Al-Akari, is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2013 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission, ANERA (American ‎Near East Refugee Aid) and Terre des Hommes. [p. 56 in Annual Report 2013 of The ‎Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society http://www.burjalluqluq.org, accessed Nov. 13, ‎‎2014]‎
Palestinian football tournament names teams after arch-terrorists Ahmad Yassin, Abu Ali Mustafa, Abu Jihad, Fathi Shaqaqi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2014
     “The Tapuach municipality organized a football tournament including eight teams made up of young men from the village of Tapuach [in the Hebron district]. The teams were named after Martyrs (Shahids) from the village and from among the leaders of the [Palestinian] factions. Here are the [names of the] teams: the Martyr Yasser Arafat team, the Martyr Ahmad Yassin team, the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa team, the Martyr Abu Jihad team, the Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi team, the Martyr Abd Al-Karim Salameh Al-Taradeh team, the Martyr Hijazi Arzekat team and the Martyr Walid Khamaiseh team. In addition, the tournament bore the name ‘Martyrs of Gaza’ to commemorate them and strengthen the unity of our people… At the conclusion [of the tournament], the town mayor [Mahmoud Abdallah Arzekat] thanked the participants and the coaches for this achievement, and promised to sponsor these activities and to take action [to ensure] their continuation. In addition, tournament organizer Omar Arzekat and the executive committee [of the tournament] thanked the Tapuach municipality, represented by its director and members, for sponsoring and organizing the tournament."

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Sports auditorium named for terrorist involved in Munich Olympics massacre
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2014
     ‎“The General Association for Military Sports ‎completed the necessary preparations for ‎the Security Forces Football Tournament, ‎which will begin today in the Martyr ‎‎(Shahid) Atef Bseiso Auditorium in El-‎Bireh.”‎

Atef Bseiso was a senior PLO official ‎and was involved in the 1972 Munich ‎Massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were ‎murdered. He was assassinated ‎in Paris in 1992 by the Israeli Mossad.
Children's football tournament named after arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2014
     “The 20th Children’s Football Tournament [named after] the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,' (i.e., terrorist responsible for attacks that murdered 125 Israelis) will begin this morning on the fields of Beit Safafa and the Silwan school, attended by 14 Jerusalem [football] clubs, supervised by the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and sponsored by Abu Rabbah Al-Qawasmi and athlete Khamis Dkeidek. The championship that was established in 1995 is entering its twentieth consecutive year. It is generally held on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Khalil Al-Wazir in 1988 in Tunis. This championship, which is considered one of the most successful local tournaments, is the only one that has continued consecutively… The list of honor of those responsible for the championship and its supervisors is packed with many names that have been connected to this tournament for years. The most prominent among them is Khaled Al-Sayyad, who supervised all of the previous tournaments as the representative of successive support committees of the [Palestinian] Football Association. After him [on the list ] the central branch of the [Palestinian Football] Association [is honored].”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
“20th [football] championship named after Prince of Martyrs” Abu Jihad, responsible for deaths of 125 Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2014
Headline: "Jerusalem Al-Ansar is organizing the 20th championship named after Abu Jihad"
       "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club will hold the 20th championship named after Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad on the 16th of May [2014] for youth born in 1997. It should be noted that the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has been holding this championship non-stop since 1995, on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Abu Jihad."

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) – one of the founders of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. Headed PLO’s military wing. Planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports club holds annual football tournament named after terrorist who murdered 125
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2014
Headline: "Jerusalem Al-Ansar is organizing the 20th championship named after Abu Jihad"
     "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club will hold the 20th championship named after Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad on the 16th of May [2014] for youth born in 1997. It should be noted that the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has been holding this championship non-stop since 1995, on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Abu Jihad."

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA is official patron for tournament with teams named after arch-terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2014
     “The Jalazone Refugee Camp Martyrs’ (Shahids) Internal Football Tournament, [which was held] under the patronage of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, ended two days ago. [The tournament] was organized, for the second consecutive year, by the Taqat Shababiya organization in the refugee camp…
Nine teams, both from the camp and from outside it, participated in the tournament…The camp’s Martyr teams advanced to the second round: the Martyr Abu Iyad team, the Martyr Abu Jihad team and the Martyr Yasser Arafat team.”

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Fatah organizes sports tournament named for arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2014
     “The organizing committee for the Second Palestine Tournament has announced the timetable of the tournament, which is being organized by the Palestinian Auto, Motor and Bicycle Racing Association under the auspices of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs] Jibril Rajoub, with the support of the General Security Headquarters, and which will be named The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Tour.”

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Girls' athletics tournament named for bomber who murdered 15
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2014
     “The Bethlehem Education Administration team won the first place cup in the main athletics tournament for girls. The tournament, organized by the General Administration of Student Activities in the [PA] Ministry of Education, was held in the fields of the Turmusaya High School for Girls in the district of Ramallah and El-Bireh.
The tournament, named [after] Martyr (Shahid) Abu Sukkar, was attended by Director of Student Activities in the Ministry of Education, Ilham Abd Al-Qader Muhaisen, Deputy Director of the Ramallah Education Administration Qais Nabhan and Ribhi Abu Al-Humum, the Mayor of Turmusaya.”
Photo: “A group photo of the winners.”

Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
Soccer team named after terrorist who killed 6
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2014
The official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on a soccer tournament held in the West Bank town of Qaffin, in which one of the teams was named after “the Martyr (Shahid) Ziyad Da’as.” Da’as was a commander of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) and planner of an attack at a private Bat-Mitzvah celebration in Hadera on Jan. 17, 2002, in which a terrorist shot and killed six and wounded dozens. Da'as also participated in the kidnapping and murder of Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan in Tulkarem in January 2001. Da'as was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli military police in August 2002.

Note: There is no indication that the tournament was official or held with the support or in the presence of any official representative of the PA.
Sports club holds chess tournament in honor of prisoners, awards plaques to released murderers
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 23, 2014
     “The Deir Ghazaleh [sports] club held the Prisoners’ Chess Tournament under the supervision of the [chess] game’s union and with the participation of 56 players from various districts. The tournament was attended by politicians and sportsmen, along with Bashir Mahamid of the Olympic Committee, representing [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Olympic Committee] Jibril Rajoub…
At the concluding ceremony… [released] veteran prisoner Othman Bani Hassan gave a speech, [in which] he thanked those present for having honored the tournament with their presence, and also thanked the union, the club and the village council…
Later on, plaques of honor were awarded to the union, Jibril Rajoub, the Deir Ghazaleh village council, the Deir Ghazaleh sports club and the event’s moderator, the respected teacher Sanaa Zakarneh. In addition, the Deir Ghazaleh sports club awarded plaques to the released prisoners, who included Bani Hassan, Ahmad Kmeil, Faisal Abu Al-Rub, Nu'man Al-Shalabi and Muhammad Al-Sabbagh, after which medals and prizes were distributed to the winning players.”

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University names sports tournament after terrorist responsible for 9 deaths
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2013
     “The Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron held a sports week named ‘The Palestine Polytechnic Week – the Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum Tournament,’ which was organized by the Student Union Council and [held] in cooperation with the Dean of Students’ Affairs… At the conclusion of his speech, [Dean of Students’ Affairs Dr. Khaldoun Sughayer] praised this activity that bears the name of Martyr Marwan Zalum. This, in his words, is the least that can be done for such a group of Martyrs who are more honorable than all of us together…
[Student Union Council Chairman Baher Abu Ras] added that the council named the tournament after Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum because of the love and devotion to Palestinian society and to the residents of the Hebron District specifically that are associated with his name, and also because of the national unity he embodied in his life and after his Martyrdom death.”

Note: Marwan Zalum was a commander in the terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) and a senior member of Tanzim (Fatah terror group). He was responsible for several terror attacks in the Hebron region, including shooting infant Shalhevet Pass in her stroller and killing her on March 26, 2001. He also provided the explosive device used in a suicide attack at the entrance to Mahane Yehuda (central Jerusalem outdoor market) on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were killed and 80 wounded. He organized the planting of a bomb in southern Hebron, which killed Israeli soldier Shai Cohen on July 9, 2001, and initiated a shooting attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on July 12, 2001, in which 1 person was killed.
Football team named after planner of terror attack that killed 6
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2013
     "The Martyr (Shahid) Mahmoud Tamouni [football] team was crowned as champion of the [football] tournament named after him..."
The following are the results of the matches: The Martyr Ziyad Da'as team defeated the Martyr Fidaa Al-Tirawi team 1-2. The Martyr Mahmoud Tamouni team defeated the Martyr Suleiman Al-Jayyusi team 1-3... [Games and scores are listed.] At the end of the special tournament, the heroic Martyrs who fulfilled their duty to the homeland were honored. Muhammad Tamouni, brother of Martyr Mahmoud Tamouni, handed out the tournament prizes... Muhammad Tamouni, the Martyr's brother, dedicated the big win and the tournament's success to the souls of his brother and all of Palestine's Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us. Tamouni said that this tournament will continue to take place annually in order to remember the heroes whom we will never forget."
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University tournament names teams after bomb-maker, hijacker, and terror leaders
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 25, 2013
Headline: “The Martyr Younes Jahjouh team wins the championship at the Al-Quds University Institute of Modern Media”
     “The head of the Institute of Modern Media’s Administrative Body at Al-Quds University Ghassan Nimr, and the head of the Higher Follow-up Commission for Prisoner Affairs Amin Shuman crowned the Martyr (Shahid) Younes Jahjouh team champions of the football tournament named after Martyr Jahjouh that the Institute held on the El-Bireh Al-Jadida field, with eight Institute teams participating…”
The article gives the scores for the games that took place during the tournament. The following teams were named after terrorists: Yahya Ayyash, Dalal Mughrabi, Ghassan Kanafani, Mu’tasim Adwan, Younes Jahjouh, Amer Nassar, Khaldoun Shouman.
“At the end of the tournament, the head of Al-Quds University’s Institute of Modern Media’s Administrative Body, Ghassan Nimr, the head of the High Commission for Prisoner Affairs, Amin Shuman, and relatives of Martyr Younes Jahjouh, crowned the winning teams. All students of the Institute of Modern Media attended the tournament and cheered their teams on in a very civilized manner.”

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University football teams named after terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 23, 2013
     “The Media Department at the Al-Quds University in Abu Dis… conducted the draw for the Martyr (Shahid) Jahjouh Football Tournament… which will begin on Thursday at the new El-Bireh [sports] field. Eight teams from the university will participate. [The teams] were named after Martyrs and divided into two groups. The first group included [teams named after] Mu’tasim Adwan, Amer Nassar, Ghassan Kanafani, and Dalal Mughrabi. The second group included [teams named after] Younes Jahjouh, Amer Nawfal. Khaldoun Shouman and Yahya Ayyash.”
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Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi glorified in ping pong tournament
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2013
     "The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Table Tennis Tournament comes to a close. [The tournament] was organized by the [Palestinian] Table Tennis Association and hosted by the Beit Iba club in Nablus that also awarded the prizes. 29 players attended the tournament...
Vice President of the [Palestinian Table Tennis] Association, Radwan Al-Sharif, spoke at the closing ceremony. He conveyed the greetings of Chairman of the Olympic committee Jibril Rajoub...
Al-Sharif stated that the tournament achieved many national, regional and athletic goals. He mentioned the glorious deeds of hero Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and noted that the Table Tennis Association acts in accordance with the Olympic Committee's agenda."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi glorified in ping pong tournament sponsored by PA official Jibril Rajoub
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 26, 2013
     "The Beit Iba Youth Sports Club finished its preparations for hosting The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Women's Table Tennis Tournament. The [club's] management convened for two consecutive days, during which tasks were handed out to the various committees in order to ensure the success of the tournament that will be sponsored by Chairman of the Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub and by the Palestinian Table Tennis Association.
The tournament is expected to open on Friday at 9:30 AM, and will be attended by a select group of table tennis players from all areas of Palestine. The tournament is intended for three groups: Women, young women and girls."

Text on photo: "The Palestinian Table Tennis Association"
"The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Tournament"
"The Beit Iba Sports Club"
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Horse race named after terrorist Abu Sukkar
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 19, 2013
     “The Jabal Al-Nar Horse Riding Association organized the Palestine Festival of Purebred Arabian Horse Racing, sponsored by the Palestinian Equestrian Club, at the Nablus municipality racetrack. This [was done] to honor the Martyrs (Shahids) of national commitment, Martyr Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar and Martyr Bajes Khatatbeh and as a sign of joy over the release of the released prisoners.”

Note: Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
Bajes Khatatbeh – was a member of the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security Forces.
In August 2013, 104 prisoners were slated to be released by Israel as a goodwill gesture to the PA in preparation for renewed negotiations.
Basketball tournament named after Fatah terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: “The Martyr Maher Jawabreh team won the Al-Fara’a Youth Basketball Championship”
     “The Al-Fara'a [refugee camp sports] center brought the Ramadan tournament for those born in 1997 to a close. The ‘Martyr (Shahid) Maher Jawabreh’ and ‘Martyr Mustafa Zalat’ teams met in the finals.”

Note: Maher Jawabreh – member of Fatah’s Military Intelligence. He was killed in 2001 while preparing a car bomb. The PA claims he was assassinated. He was involved in planning a terror attack on the no. 51 bus in Tel Aviv in 2000 in which approximately 10 people were injured.
Abbas awarded $6,000 to dance group named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 6, 2013
     "Head of [Palestinian] General Intelligence, Majed Faraj delivered President Mahmoud Abbas' greetings to his sons, the students in the Deheisheh refugee camp and in all refugee camps in Palestine, and handed out gifts to the graduates. Faraj announced that financial assistance in the form of a Presidential Grant would be given to the [dance group] Dalal Group for Popular Arts. The President [Abbas] granted it a sum of 6,000 US dollars. In addition, a sum of 4,000 dollars was granted to the Ashkelon Group for Popular Arts."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Chess championship named after terrorist prisoner Abu Sukkar
Source: Al-Ayyam, Aug. 1, 2013
      “The chess championship named after most veteran prisoner, Ahmad Jabara ‘Abu Sukkar’ may he rest in peace, organized by the Al-Fawwar community center for youth, has begun. 14 players are participating, nine of whom are from the Al-Fawwar refugee camp.”

Note: Ahmad Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
Football tournament named after terrorist Fadi Al-Bahati
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2013
Headline: “A football tournament named after Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati [will be held] today”
     “Supported by the family of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati, a mini-football tournament will begin at 8:00 p.m. today [July 2, 2013], the ninth anniversary of [Al-Bahati’s] Martyrdom death. [The tournament will take place] at the Khaled bin Said School’s sports field. Four teams of players over the age of 30 will participate: A team from the Education [Administration], a team from the Lawyers’ Union, a group of Al-Yazan Taxi veterans , and a group of veterans of the Tulkarem police and Holy Sites Administration…”

Note: Fadi Al-Bahati - one of the heads of the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Nablus. He dispatched suicide bombers to attack Israel and was responsible for the manufacture of explosive devices. In 2001 he shot and killed two Israeli border policemen. In 2004 he was killed by the Israeli army.
Palestinian Football Association supervises 19th annual tournament named after Abu Jihad, sponsored by UNDP
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 27, 2013
    

          “The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has succeeded, for the 19th consecutive year, in organizing this [Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth] championship under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian Football] Association.”
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The UNDP's logo can be seen in a picture of the event in the upper left corner. Following PMW's report on the tournament, UNDP issued a statement denying that they sponsored the event. To view PMW's bulletin on UNDP's statement, click here
19th annual football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad sponsored by UNDP
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2013
Headline: “Draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth.”
     “On Sunday, [April 21, 2013] the [group] draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth born in 1996, took place in the Al-Ansar Club offices in Jerusalem. The tournament is organized by the Ansar Al-Quds Club, sponsored by the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] and funded by the Islamic Development Bank [IsDB]... [The drawing for the championship match brackets was held] in the presence of Deputy Director of the Palestinian [Football] Association – Central Branch Khaled Al-Sayyad, and [Palestinian Football] Association member Imad Qara’in.”
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Following PMW's report on the tournament, UNDP issued a statement denying that they sponsored the event. To view PMW's bulletin on UNDP's statement, click here.
Football championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2013
Headline: “Al- Ansar Club in Jerusalem organizes the 19th football championship named after Abu Jihad.”
     "In the corridors of the Al-Ansar Club in Jerusalem preparations continue for the annual championship named after the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ which the club has made a point of holding annually since 1995.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

UNDP sponsored this championship, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on April 23, 2013.
Sports festival named after terrorist Abu Jihad, the "Prince of Martyrs"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2013
Headline: “On the anniversary of Abu Jihad’s death as Martyr (Shahid) – the Palestinian Association for Martial Arts holds its first Prince of Martyrs festival.”
     “President of the Palestinian Academy for Martial Arts, Jihad Uweida, announced that the association’s events and activities will begin this April 16, parallel to the anniversary of the death of commander Martyr, Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’.
The constituent council of the Academy [for Martial Arts] is working diligently to mark this anniversary by holding its first sports festival in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Jerusalem sports and youth clubs and institutions. The festival includes all sports related to martial arts and self-defense in addition to football, basketball and a bicycle race.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Fatah football tournament for youth named after 3 terrorist murderers
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 19, 2012
     "In the presence of the family of Martyr Haitham Al-Naana, [and a representative of the security services], Fatah's Nablus branch sponsored the championship... of the third 'Martyrs Raed Al-Sarkaji, Anan Sobh, Ghassan Abu Sharakh, and Haitham Al-Naana Ramadan Football Championship' for youth born in 1996...
A closing ceremony was held... that began with a moment of silence and a recitation of [the Quran's] Surat Al-Fatihah, in memory of the heroic Martyrs."
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Note: Raed Al-Sarkaji, Anan Sobh and Ghassan Abu Sharakh were suspected of involvement in a shooting attack in the West Bank in which Rabbi ‎Meir Chai was killed, on Dec. 24, 2009. The three were killed a week after the attack by ‎Israeli soldiers trying to arrest them. ‎Haitham Al-Naana was also suspected of involvement in the attack that killed Rabbi ‎Meir Chai, and was killed in a brawl in April 2012.‎
Fatah official to Olympic Committee: Request to hold minute of silence in memory of Munich massacre "constitutes an unjustified provocation" and "demonstrates a politicization of sport"
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, July 24, 2012
     "There are efforts by Israel to press the International Olympic Committee to have a minute of standing in silence at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. This year is the 40th anniversary of the event (i.e., Munich Massacre, 11 Israeli Olympic athletes murdered), and the Israeli activity has increased with support from the US, Australia, and Canada, to hold a minute of silence at the opening ceremony that will be held in London on Friday [July 27, 2012]. This matter caused the Palestine Olympic Committee to act quickly through correspondence with members of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee, including the Lebanese Toni Khoury . Khoury received a letter from Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee [and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee] Jibril Rajoub, which said:
‘In the name of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian athletes, we bless you…The Israeli side is endeavoring to hold a memorial [service] for the Munich event at the upcoming Olympic Games in London. This constitutes an unjustified provocation, especially since the Palestinian athlete… is exposed daily to blockades, arrest, and humiliation, and many of them have been killed. This behavior by the Israeli side demonstrates a politicization of sport. Therefore, we expect your intervention in order to eliminate this topic from the agenda of the organizing committee, especially since the office of the director of the International Olympic Committee has rejected this matter in the past; however, there are pressures from the side of the American Congress, and the governments of Canada and Australia, to discuss this matter again.
Therefore we hope that a concerted and effective effort will be made by your side to make sure that this matter is deleted, and that it will not be discussed in any way.'"

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PA daily: Sports center named after terrorist Abu Iyad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 7, 2012
     "Under the auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas, the first Tubas and Northern Valleys' festival opened the day before yesterday under the slogan, 'We broke the chains, the home will be built." The festival took place at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf [Sports] Center in Al-Fari'a, with the participation of officials and civilians from all districts of the homeland and Palestinians of the [Palestinian] Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs)."

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).
PLO-sponsored educational program for youth held in center named after Munich terrorist and terrorist Mughrabi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2012
    "The physical education department at Al-Quds University in Abu Dis completed the 12th educational [program] for its scouts team. It was held in cooperation with the university, and under the auspices and with the support of the [PLO's] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Center in Al-Fari'a, for 40 male and female scouts... Participants were divided into four small groups, named for Martyrs: the Martyr Izz A-Din Al-Qassam group; the Martyr Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud group; the Martyr Bajes Abu Atwan group; and the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi group."
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Note: The Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, which sponsored the following sports tournament, is a PLO body whose members were approved last year by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - a founder of Fatah and head of the Black September terror group. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats, as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Izz A-Din Al-Qassam - influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s, who led a Muslim terror group.
Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud - poet who composed the "Song of the Martyr." He was killed in 1948 fighting against Israel.
Bajes Abu Atwan - killed fighting against Israel in the '70s.
Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA daily: Sports tournament named after terrorist Raed Nazzel
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2012
Headline: "Popular Front concluded its Martyr (Shahid) Raed Nazzal tournament in Qalqilya."

Note: Raed Musa Ibrahim Nazzal - former head of the Popular Front in Qalqilya, was responsible for the planning and carrying out of several terror attacks, including the suicide attack in Karnei Shomron in Feb. 2002, in which three youth were killed and more than 30 were injured. He was killed during a firefight with Israeli soldiers in Qalqilya in April 2002.
Judo tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad to commemorate his death
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2012
     "The Palestinian Judo Association held the Martyr Abu Jihad judo tournament on the anniversary of the death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir - 'Abu Jihad'... Ziyad Abu Sbih delivered a moving address in which he reviewed the life of Martyr Abu Jihad and his national achievements. He told the children and youth about the Martyr's biography."
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Club holds tournament named after "the Prince of Martyrs" - terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
     "Sponsored by the Palestinian Investment Fund - 'The Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad' Tournament draw will take place today at the 'Al-Ansar club."
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad was attended by Fatah officials
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
Headline: “The Boxing Association ends the Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad Tournament with great success.”
     “With huge success and excellent organization, the events of the third classification tournament for youth and men, the ‘Martyr Abu Jihad Tournament’, organized by the Palestinian Boxing Association, ended in the Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho (The Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences)… The championship was attended by [Member of Fatah Central Committee] and Chairman of the Al-Istiqlal University board, Tawfiq Tirawi… and Yusuf Lafi, representing [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee] and Chairman of the Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Palestinian Football Association will supervise tournament named after Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
     “This evening [April 22, 2012] a drawing will be held… for the 18th Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Championship for those born in 1995 and later. The championship is being organized by the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club… and under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the worst in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Table-tennis championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2012
     "Abu Jihad table-tennis championship reaches the quarter-finals."
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports tournaments named after terrorist Abu Jihad to commemorate his death
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2012
     "The anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of our people's legendary leader, Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, is approaching, and in its honor the sports organizations in Palestine are organizing many tournaments in diverse branches of sports... the knights of the Ansar Al-Quds club have commemorated this anniversary every year, and continue to do so. This year they will be holding their 18th tournament; it is always held in the Jerusalem district… This is the city which the Martyr [Abu Jihad] loved, and for whose sake he departed for a higher place."
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA daily: School named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2012
     "Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad School names the winner of the Ya'bad marathon..."
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
PA daily: Boxing Association names tournament after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2012
     "The Boxing Association has announced the launch of the Third Palestine Tournament for Men and Boys. The association has named [the tournament] 'the Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, Tournament.'"
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports tournament named after suicide terrorist that killed 19
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2012
Headline: "Al-Fari'ah Center concludes its very successful Futsal tournaments for youth and children"
     The article lists the names of some twenty “Shahids” (Martyrs) from the Al-Fari'ah refugee camp. The futsal (indoor football) tournaments themselves are named after Shahids, as are the participating teams. One of the teams participating in the youth tournament is named after Shahid Muhammad Al-Ghoul – a suicide terrorist who blew himself up on a bus at the Pat junction in Jerusalem in 2002, killing 19.
Tennis tournament named after criminal prisoners released in Shalit deal
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2011
     "The Released Prisoners Fuad and Ayman Al-Razem Table Tennis Tournament for Youth commences today."

Note: Released prisoner Muhammad Ayman Al-Razem was imprisoned in 1996 for several security offenses and was exiled after his release in the Shalit exchange. Released prisoner Fuad Al-Razem was imprisoned in 1981 for murder, possession of a weapon, attempted murder, and robbery.
Abbas: "Sports should be separate from politics"
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2011
Abbas’ moderate statement to the Italian newspaper is contradicted by the PA's active policy of naming sports events after terrorists:
Headline:
“President Abbas hopes that Barcelona will win the League”
     “President Abbas said in an interview published in the well-known Italian sports paper, Gazzetta dello Sport… that sports should be separate from politics. He highlighted the value of sports as a medium with ‘positive messages’.”

Football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2011
Headline: “Results for the first day of the 17th Abu Jihad football tournament”
     “Under the sponsorship of the Bank of Palestine, the first national bank, the 17th football tournament named after the Prince of Shahids, Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), commenced on Friday morning, for participants born in 1995. The tournament is organized by the Al-Ansar Club of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Shahid’s son, Jihad Al-Wazir, the chairman of the Palestinian monetary authority, and under the supervision of the Palestinian Football Association.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) – one of the founders of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. Headed PLO’s military wing. Planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children
Basketball tournament named after terrorist Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2011
Headline: “Basketball tournament for adults, named after the Shahids (Martyrs) Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) and Al-Rantisi begins today”
     “The higher committee organizing the senior basketball tournament named after the Shahids, the leaders Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad and Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi… held a technical meeting at the headquarters of the Palestinian Association for Adult Sportsmen. The tournament is being organized by the Association for Adult [Sportsmen] and the ‘Ataa’ Institute, under the supervision of the Palestinian Basketball Association.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was one of the founders of Fatah who planned many deadly terror attacks. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi was a co-founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Football tournament named after "the Prince of Shahids [Martyrs]" Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2011
Headline: “Under the auspices of [the Shahid’s] son, Jihad Al-Wazir – the Jerusalemite Al-Ansar [Club] plans to organize the 17th [annual] tournament named after the Prince of Shahids
     “In the corridors of the Al-Ansar Club in Jerusalem, preparations have begun to organize the 17th football tournament named after the Prince of Shahids (Martyrs), Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad). The club has held [the tournament] annually since 1995. The tournament is expected to be held during the last week of April… under the auspices of Jihad Al-Wazir, son of the late commander Abu Jihad.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Karate championship named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud sponsored by university president
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2011
Headline: ”Sponsored by An-Najah University President Dr. Rami Hamdallah, the Al-Aqsa [Karate] Academy and the ’Alive’ National Campaign concluded the second Abdallah Daoud Karate Championship”
     ”The Al-Aqsa Karate and Martial Arts Academy, in cooperation with the National Campaign to Return the Church of the Nativity Exiles, ”Alive,” concluded the second Abdallah Daoud Karate Championship. This was done under the auspices of the An-Najah National University’s President, Dr. Rami Hamdallah.”

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for many terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as shields.
Boys and girls of different age groups participated in the karate competition. The youngest were under seven years old. The oldest were fourteen.
PA daily sports op-ed honors Palestinian terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2011
In an op-ed in the sports pages claiming that the Jewish team playing in the World Cup in 1934 was actually Palestinian, the official PA daily sports journalist also took the opportunity to praise several Palestinian terrorists.

Bader Maki writes in an op-ed in the sports pages:

     "Today we recall the memory of our pure Shahids (Martyrs), who paved the way for our people’s freedom, first among them Yasser Arafat; Sheikh Ahmed Yassin; Fathi Shaqaqi; Amr Al-Qassem; Abu Ali Mustafa; [Che] Guevara of Gaza [Muhammad Al-Aswad]; Dalal Mughrabi; Abu Iyad; Abu Jihad; Lena Al-Nablusi; Iman Hijjo; Faisal Al-Husseini; Al Abu Touq; and the Shahids of the eternal Land Day in the Interior (i.e., Israel)."

Note: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin – founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Fathi Shaqaqi – Founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out numerous terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Abu Ali Mustafa – Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) which planned and carried out numerous terror attacks. 
Dalal Mughrabi – led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Iyad – A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).
Youth center tennis tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 7, 2011
Headline: “Balata Center organizes the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud table-tennis tournament for northern teams”
     “Allah willing, the Balata Youth Center will organize a table-tennis tournament that will be called the ‘Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud tournament’ for youth clubs and centers in the northern West Bank. This will commemorate the first anniversary of his Martyrdom death. The tournament will take place on Friday, April 1, 2011.”

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for many terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as shields.
Football tournament named after Wafa Idris, first Palestinian female suicide bomber
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 6, 2011
Headline: "Al-Amari plans to launch the 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris' youth tournament."
     "The administration of the Al-Amari youth center has announced its plans to launch a youth tournament (for 20-year-olds) to be named 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris [tournament].' The Al-Amari administration is maintaining contacts with the Palestinian Football Association for permission. [The tournament] will commence on March 10. Twelve teams will be participating."
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Note: Wafa Idris was the first female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in an attack in central Jerusalem in 2002.
Teams in table tennis tournament named after terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2011
     “Al-Fari’a Youth Center held a ceremony marking the conclusion of the [table tennis] tournaments [marking] the 46th anniversary of the beginning of the Palestinian revolution… in the presence of a large audience from the Al-Fari’a region, senior Fatah leaders, and members from the region.”

The teams were named after the following terrorists:
Shahid (Martyr) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad team”
Shahid Abu Al-Hol team”
Shahid Muhammad Aboushi team”
Shahid Abu Iyad team”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - A founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Al-Hol - One of the founders of Fatah.
Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).
Teams competing in "Shahid’s Day football tournament" named after terrorists
Source: Al-Ayyam, Feb. 1, 2011
Headline:Shahid Marwan Zalum team wins Shahids’ (Martyrs’) Day football tournament”
       “The Marwan Zalum team has won the Shahids’ (Martyrs’) Day football tournament, organized by the National Association of Shahids’ Families and the Institute for Families of the Shahids and the Injured, under the supervision of the Youth and Sports Administration in Bethlehem…
Present at the tournament were Deputy Governor of Bethlehem, Muhammad Taha; Secretary of the National Association of Shahids’ Families, Muhammad Sbeihat; Yusuf Abu-Laban, director of the Institute for Families of the Shahids and the Injured; Abd Al-Nasser Al-Sharif, General Director of the Youth and Sports Administration, and representatives of the Director of National Security, the General Director of the Police, and members of the office of the National Association of the Families of the Shahids and the Injured in Bethlehem. Seven teams participated, bearing the names of the Shahids: Hussein Obeidat, Thaer Hasan, Ali Alaan, Jaris Kankar, Basel Abu-Sa’adi, Ahmed Al-Balboul, and Marwan Zalum.
Taha greeted the Palestinian people and its Shahids, and conveyed the greetings of Governor Abd Al-Fattah Hamaye, who attaches special importance to the subject of the Shahids’ children. He praised the Shahids’ families for their resoluteness.”
Boxing tournament held at boy's school named after terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2010
Headline: “In the presence of [Jibril] Rajoub [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee ] - successful conclusion to the Second Palestine Boxing Tournament for youth and men in Hebron”
     “The tournament [was] held at the Shari’ah School for Boys in Hebron, and was named by the Palestinian Boxing Association after Shahid Ali Hassan Salameh, the ‘Red Prince.’”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.
Boxing tournament named after terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 5, 2010
     PA TV sports news: “Tomorrow, Friday, the Palestinian Boxing Association will be holding the Shahid (Martyr) Ali Hassan Salameh Youth and Men’s Tournament at the Shari’ah school in Hebron.”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.
PA Boxing Association holds championship named after terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 24, 2010
     “Under the auspices of the Boxing Association, the Palestine Championship… for men and boys will commence next Friday, July 30, 2010, in the hall of the Shari’ah Boys’ School in Hebron. The championship will begin immediately after the Friday prayers, with the participation of more than 14 clubs from all regions of the homeland. The Palestinian Boxing Association has decided to name the championship after the Shahid (Martyr) Ali Hassan Salameh, the ‘Red Prince.’”

Note: Ali Hassan Salameh was commander of operations of the Black September terror group. He was one of the planners of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Football tournament for youth named after terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad)
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2010
 Headline: “Dr. Jihad Al-Wazir declares Islamic Qalqilya [team] winner of the 16th Prince of Shahids [Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) football] tournament, with Al-Ansar Al-Quds in second place”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Youth football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 11, 2010
     "The Prince of Shahids (Martyrs), Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) 16th Football Tournament for youth will commence today."

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Football tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 17, 2010
Headline: "Shahid (Martyr) [Abdallah Daoud] Abu Al-Qassam [football] tournament for security services teams begins on Friday"
     "The lottery for the football tournament named after the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud Abu Al-Qassam, was held yesterday at the joint operations headquarters in the Bethlehem district. Participating in the tournament are teams representing the [PA] security services in the Bethlehem district..."

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for numerous terror attacks. Along with other terrorists, he seized control over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2002, and continued to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the status of the church as a religious site as shields. Abdallah Daoud died of an illness in Algeria.
Kids' football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2010
     "Yesterday evening the second Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad [football] tournament for children concluded at the Abu Dis [near Jerusalem] youth club; it is held annually under the auspices of Fatah... Abu Hilal (Fatah branch Secretary) spoke about the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Shahid (Martyr) commander, Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad,' and about his journey of struggle. He reminded our children that we shall follow the same path of Abu Jihad and Yasser Arafat."
Football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad, team named after terrorist Tareq Al-Qato
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2010
Headline: "Shahid Tareq Al-Qato team wins the Shahids and Prisoners' football tournament title"
     "Shahid Tareq Al-Qato [team] seized the Shahids and Prisoners and Shahid Abu Jihad tournament trophy, while the Shahid Ayman Al-Jallad team attained second place. This was within the framework of the tournament games held by the Fatah Palestinian National Liberation movement on the playing fields of the Irtah high school, commemorating the memory of the heroic Shahids and the Shahid commander, Abu Jihad…. Eighteen youth teams from throughout the [Tulkarem] district participated in the tournament. All of the teams were named after Shahids."
PA TV sports program features tournament and dance troupe named after terrorists
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 23, 2010
     A PA TV sports program featured a report on the “Shahid (Martyr) Abu Ali Mustafa football tournament.” The report also mentioned that the “Dalal Mughrabi folk dance troupe” participated in the ceremony.

Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He planned numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians during the PA terror campaign (the Intifada, 2000-2005).
Fencing tournament named after terrorist leader Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2010
     "The Baladna Club will hold the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Fencing Championship on [Palestinian] Prisoners' Day and under the auspices of the Prime Minister [Fayyad]... in the club's building located in the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat Center... The girls' groups are [divided according to] age 13 - 20 and boys' groups from age 16."
Sports tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud
Source: Nablus TV website, Apr. 10, 2010
Headline: Results of the Shahid Abdallah Daoud tournament
     "As part of the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud tournament for [youth] born in 1993 [16-17 year-olds], organized by the Balata Youth Center under the auspices of the Fatah Palestinian National Liberation movement, bastion of the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat… a number of sports competitions were held yesterday… for the success of this great tournament, which bears the name of the Shahid (Martyr) of the deportees, Abdallah Daoud.
The supervisor of sport at the Balata Youth Center… thanked Fatah for its continued support of the center in order to hold competitions and championships."

Note: Abdallah Daoud headed the Palestinian intelligence service in Bethlehem, and was one of the terrorists who stormed into the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as a shield. He was deported to Cyprus and later Mauritania, and died in Algeria of natural causes.
Australian charity funds youth center named after Palestinian terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 14, 2010
     "David Vivian, program coordinator for World Vision Australia, together with Nujud Sa'da, the [World Vision] organization's program director, along with Ashraf Iseed, Fanda Yunan, Sonya Ghanem, from World Vision institute, held a meeting with Marwan Al-Washahi, executive director of the Shahid (Martyr) Salah Khalaf Center and Sa'id Hamdan, head of the Jenin Youth and Sport Administration, to discuss cooperation and future programs of the Youth and Sport Administration and the World Vision organization, and to discuss procedures for operating the World Vision-Palestine stadium in Qabatiya, which has been built at the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Youth Center...
Marwan Al-Washahi spoke on behalf of Musa Abu Zaid, executive director of the Youth and Sport Administration, thanking the heads of World Vision... and mentioning that the organization had provided the seed financing of the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Youth Center..."

Note: Abu Jihad was one of the founders of Fatah and ran its terror activities from the mid-1960's. Second to Arafat, he headed the military wing of PLO and served as deputy military commander of Fatah. Abu Jihad planned many of the major Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israel's history, in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children, in a bus hijacking led by Dalal Mughrabi in 1978.
UNRWA school honors terrorist with sports tourney
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2010
     “The Student Union Council and the Shabiba [Fatah youth] students’ movement at UNRWA’s Faculty of Educational Sciences has launched a football tournament under the name, 'The Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Tournament.'"
[Ma’an News Agency, Feb. 16, 2010 and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2010]

Note: Abu Jihad was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization’s military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Following PMW's exposure of the tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad, the official PA daily published UNRWA's denial that a such a tournament had been held at an UNRWA educational institution. [
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, February 25, 2010]
Football championship named after terrorist Liftawi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 22, 2009
Headline: “Ramallah Islamic sports club wins the Shahid (Martyr) Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi championship”
     “Yesterday, the Lifta charity association yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Martyr death of scouts commander Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, by holding a soccer championship at the city's Islamic [Sports] Club. The championship opened with a speech by educator Dayaa Ma'ala, head of the association… who emphasized that our people will persist in its legitimate struggle up until the establishment of our independent state with full sovereignty and the exalted Jerusalem as its capital…
He congratulated the pure Shahids and the late President Yasser Arafat and Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, one of the founders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank, [and a former] scout commander of the Lifta association."

Note: Liftawi supervised shooting attacks and suicide bombings in Israel in which many civilians were killed and injured. He was one of Israel's most-wanted terrorists during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005), and was killed in a battle with IDF special forces in November, 2004.
Football tournament named for terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa
Source: Al-Quds, Sept. 15, 2009
     "The Jerusalem Crescent [football] team rose to second place in the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Ali Mustafa Tournament for Outstanding Teams."
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi championship
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2008
Dalal Mughrabi in 1978 led the most lethal terror attack in Israeli history, in which 37 people were killed and more than 70 injured, in a bus hijacking.
     "The Islami Silwan Club, won the Dalal Mughrabi championship in football, organized by the Hilal Al-Quds Club, along with 5 teams from the different [sport] clubs of the region of Jerusalem.”

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children. Abu Jihad was the terrorist leader who planned Mughrabi’s bus hijacking.

Football tournament named for Mughrabi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2008
      "Islami Silwan" Club wins the Dalal Mughrabi Championship for youth… [for children] born in 1996 - the Islami Silwan Club, won the Dalal Mughrabi Championship in football, organized by the Hilal Al-Quds Club, along with five teams from the different [sports] clubs of the Jerusalem region."

Note: Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel’s history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Sports championship honors terrorist Samir Kuntar
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2008
     “The A-Shati Services team won the Samir Kuntar Championship, which was arranged by the Gaza Sports Club, marking the 29th anniversary of his arrest.”   

Note: Samir Kuntar is a Lebanese terrorist who murdered four Israelis in 1979, including a four year-old girl. He was imprisoned by Israel and released in a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2008. He was exchanged for the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, Israeli soldiers kidnapped and killed by Hezbollah in 2006.
The Shahid Abu-Jihad championship
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2008
Headline: The Fatah movement at the Al-Am'ari refugee camp inaugurates the Shahid Abu-Jihad championship on Friday …
     It is expected that a number of diverse activites will be taking place, on the sporting festival day that will commence on Friday, giving honor to the spirit of the Shahid, the Commander Abu-Jihad."
[Abu-Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir): One of the founders of the Fatah movement. Planned several terrorist attacks in which tens of Israelis were killed.]
PA Ministry for Youth and Sports and Islamic Jihad movement memorialize Shahid (Martyr)
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2007
     "Under the patronage of the [PA] Ministry for Youth and Sports, and in cooperation with the Islamic Jihad movement… the National Committee for Amateur Grounds… held a central ceremony in memory of the Shahid Fathi Shaqaqi, attended by the Minister of Communications, Imad Al-Faluji…"
Tournament cup named for the terrorist Ziyad Da’as
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2007
Headline: "The team named after the Shahids (Martyrs) of the Southern Quarter wins the tournament cup named after the Shahid Ziyad Da’as.”
     This tournament…commemorates one of the brave people of the Palestinian resistance, whom the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood…
The committee that organized the tournament thanked the administration of the school... for hosting the tournament in the school yard and for providing the means for its success...
At the end of the tournament, the viewers indicated that the tournament was at a level to suitably commemorate the brave Shahid (Martyr), the mercy of Allah be upon him, Ziyad Da’as, and that an annual tournament should take place on the anniversary of his death.”
Football tournament in honor of Saddam Hussein
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2007
      "The Tulkarem Youth Center was crowned champion of the Shahid (Martyr) and leader Saddam Hussein Football Tournament."
Al-Quds Open University celebrates terrorist Yahya Ayyash Week
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 14, 2007
     "The Islamic Bloc at the Al-Quds Open University in Nablus yesterday commenced Shahid (Martyr) Engineer Yahya Ayyash Week, on the eleventh anniversary of his death as a Shahid… A representative of the Islamic Bloc at the university… reviewed… the activities during the Shahid Engineer Yahya Ayyash Week, including a table-tennis tournament… The week will also include an art competition… A team of lecturers from the university will judge the competition."

Note: Yahya Ayyash was the first Hamas suicide bomb builder and planner, known as "the Engineer." He is considered the founder of Palestinian suicide terror, and was behind attacks killing dozens of Israelis and injuring hundreds.
Saddam Hussein soccer tournament
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2007
     “The sports department in the youth community center in Tulkarem is organizing the first soccer tournament named after the Shahid [Martyr] and leader, Saddam Hussein.”
Football tournament named for "Martyr" Saddam Hussein
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 4, 2007
     "The national association of the families of Shahids (Martyrs) of Palestine and the radio station Voice of the Youth organized a soccer tournament in honor of the leader, the Shahid Saddam Hussein… [called] the Loyalty Cup to the Shahid leader Saddam Hussein."
Shahid Alaa` A-Rabi team
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 8, 2006
"The Office of the Prime Minister team beat the Shahid Alaa' A-Rabi team… in a friendly game… at the stadium in Ramallah."
[Alaa' A-Rabi was responsible for the murder of an Israeli truck driver in 2004]
Sports team named after terrorist Ihab Abu Salim
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 21, 2006
     "The Al-Aqsa Shahids (Martyrs) team and the Shahid Ihab Abu Salim team reached the finals."

Note: Ihab Abu Salim - Hamas terrorist who carried out a suicide bombing at a hitch-hiking post in central Israel on Sept. 9, 2003, killing 8 soldiers.
Table-tennis tournament named for terrorist Fathi Shaqaqi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 14, 2004
     "Last Monday the in-house table-tennis tournament at the Al-Sa'adiyya high school in Qalqilya was concluded. The tournament was named after the Shahid (Martyr) Fathi Shaqaqi, and 32 pupils at the school participated."
Sports team named for terrorist Abdallah Azzam
Source: Al-Quds, Aug. 12, 2004
     "The Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Azzam team…"
USAID funds soccer stadium named after Martyr Salakh Khalaf (Abu Iyad), planner of Munich Olympics massacre
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 9, 2004
    "On the 28th of this month, teams from Jenin and Tulkarem will inaugurate the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf football field… that was established recently at the cost of over half a million dollars, sponsored by USAID."

Note: Terrorist Salakh Khalaf (Abu Iyad) was a founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).
In June 2004, PMW published a report demonstrating the deficiencies in US anti-terror laws, which allowed the Palestinian Authority to use US money to finance projects that promote terror, glorify terrorists, and sponsor anti- American activities. PMW recommended six changes in US law in the report, five of which passed Congress three weeks later.
Click here to view full report
Horsejumping competition held in honor of terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh
Source: Al-Ayyam, Jan. 22, 2004
Headline: “A [horse] obstacle jumping championship will open today in Jericho – in honor of Martyr Salameh”
       “This afternoon [Jan. 22, 2004] a [horse] obstacle jumping championship will be held at the horseriding club in Jericho, under the auspices of the Palestine Equestrian Federation, and this is for the anniversary of [the death of] heroic Martyr (Shahid) commander Ali Hassan Salameh ‘Abu Hassan’… Twenty-five male and female jockeys will participate in the championship.”

Ali Hassan Salameh (son of Hassan Salameh, born 1940, killed Jan. 22, 1979, also called Abu Hassan) - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.
Teams of football tournament named after terrorists
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 6, 2003
     "The Shahids (Martyrs) of Dir Al-Balah Ramadan football tournament for the popular institutions' teams, named after Shahids, is continuing with great success… The tournament is being held under the supervision of the Youth and Sports administration in Dir Al-Balah… The teams are named after the following Shahids: …, Shahid Hani Abu Bakra, … Shahid Muhammad Farahat, … Shahid Abu Ali Mustafa..."
Trophy and football tournament named for terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 5, 2003
     "The Kufr Ein club won the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Ali Mustafa trophy. The student council at the Bashir Barghouti high school for boys organized the Shahid Abu Ali Mustafa football tournament with nine sports teams participating."
Fatah football tournament teams named after numerous terrorists
Source: Al-Ayyam, Sept. 21, 2003
Headline: "Under the auspices of the President [Yasser Arafat], the football championship Martyrs (Shahids) of the Journey of the Struggle for institutions will commence on Friday [Sept. 26, 2003]"
    “The games between the teams participating in the Martyrs of the Journey of the National Palestinian Struggle Championship will take place on the sports fields in Jericho. The championship is organized by the workers’ committee of the Al-Quds cigarette company under the auspices of President Yasser Arafat… 24 teams are participating in the championship. Each team is named after one of the Martyrs:”

Click "full article" for a list of the terrorists and a list of PA officials who are members' of the championship's higher committee
Football tournament in memory of terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa
Source: Al-Ayyam, Sept. 14, 2003
     "A football tournament in Ramallah, commemorating the second anniversary of the Martyr death of the Shahid commander Abu Ali Mustafa."
Football tournament teams named for terrorists
Source: Al-Ayyam, July 7, 2003
Headline: "Friday: The Shahid (Martyr) Ihab Jaras soccer tournament for [Fatah] institutions’ teams"
     "In a show of honor and commemoration of the Shahids of Palestine and of the Shahid Ihab Jaras, member of the 'Arab Horsemen' Association, the association will be holding a sporting event, in cooperation with the local assocation for amateur sports, at the Al-Mashtal Sports Club next Friday at 17:30. Ten sports teams will participate, representing institutions, companies, professional unions, and associations… The teams will bear the names of Shahids: Shahid Ihab Jaras, Shahid Jihad Al-Amarin, , Shahid Wael Al-Nimra, … and Shahid Ibrahim Al-Makadmeh."
Trophy honoring terrorist Jihad Al-Amarin
Source: Al-Quds, Feb. 11, 2003
Headline: "Al-Mashtal and Al-Zeytun [teams will compete] for the Shahid (Martyr) Al-Amarin trophy on Wednesday of the festival"
     "Both teams are preparing for the next game of the union trophy honoring the Shahid hero, Jihad Al-Amarin, commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the Gaza districts… The Shahid Jihad Al-Amarin, who was assassinated by the occupation forces by means of an explosion of his car less than a year ago, was considered one of the [prominent] members of the Palestine sports movement prior to the outbreak of the Al-Aqsa Intifada. Three years ago he served as deputy president of the Al-Zeytun club."
PA Ministry of Education names football tournament after suicide bomber who murdered 30
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 21, 2003
    “In the football field of Tulkarem’s Abd Al-Majid Tayeh School, under the auspices of Jamal Tarif, Director of the Education Department [of the PA Ministry of Education]; Supervisor of Physical Education [of the Tulkarem District’s Education Administration of the PA Ministry of Education] Jamal Odeh; and in the presence of school principal Jamal Ayat; the head of the sports committee, and committee members; the Tulkarem Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Football Tournament, the Championship of the Martyr Abd Al-Basset Odeh, began with the participation of seven top teams, named after Martyrs who gave their lives to redeem the Homeland. The teams are: ..., Martyr Raed Karmi… Martyr Tareq Abu Safaka, Martyr Tareq Al-Qato, Martyr Mahmoud Marmash... Issam, the brother of the Martyr (suicide bomber Abd Al-Basset Odeh), will distribute the trophies."

Note: Abd Al-Basset Odeh - suicide bomber who carried out Passover dinner attack at the Park Hotel in Netanya on March 27, 2002. 30 Israelis were killed and 140 injured.
Raed Karmi - commander of Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades in Tulkarem.
Tareq Abu Safaka - suicide bomber who carried out attack on the West bank community of Hermesh in 2002, killing three Israelis.
Tareq Al-Qato
- member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades; sniper in the PA’s intelligence apparatus, who shot many Israeli soldiers.
Mahmoud Marmash
– planner of the suicide bombing at the Sharon Mall in Netanya in 2001. 5 Israelis were killed and 74 wounded.
Football championship honors terrorist Salah Shehadeh
Source: Al-Quds, Aug. 16, 2002
     "Football championship today at the Al-Fatah club, honoring the Shahid (Martyr) Salah Shehadeh."

Note: Salah Shehadeh - head of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas' military wing) who was killed in an Israeli airstrike in 2002.
Football team named for terrorist Baha Sa'id
Source: Al-Ayyam, July 26, 2002
     "Two great victories to the Shahid (Martyr) Baha Sa'id team in the Deir Al-Balah Shahid Football Championship."
School football championship teams named for terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 13, 2002
Headline: "As part of the Al-Aqsa Shahids’ (Martyrs’) school football championship – the Shahid Marmash team beat [the Shahid] Al-Jalad [team] with the decisive goals"
     "At the playing field of the Abd Al-Majid Tayeh school in Tulkarem, the Al-Aqsa Shahids Football Championship has commenced, organized by the school's sports committee, under the auspices of the [Tulkarem] director of education, Jamal Tarif… The championship includes eight teams bearing the names of Shahids from the district: …, Mahmoud Marmash, …, Raed Karmi, Tareq Al-Qato...”
Tennis tournament in honor of terrorist Fathi Shaqaqi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 11, 1998
     "The sports committee of the Youth Department at Tel-Mond prison held a tennis tournament in honor of the third anniversary of the Shahid (Martyr) death of Dr. Fathi Shaqaqi. Three teams competed in the finals: The Shahid Fathi Shaqaqi [team], the Yahya Ayyash [team], and the Abu Jihad team."

[Fathi Shaqaqi: Founder of the Islamic Jihad movement, which has carried out over 1,000 terrorists attacks, killing approximately 150 and wounding about 950.
Yahya Ayyash: First Hamas suicide bomb builder and planner, known as "the Engineer." Considered the founder of Palestinian suicide terror, and behind attacks killing dozens of Israelis and injuring hundreds. He was killed by Israel.
Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir): One of the founders of the Fatah Movement and the orchestrator of the organization's terror activities from the mid-1960's, including the most lethal terror attack in Israeli history, led by Dalal Mughrabi in 1978. Abu Jihad was killed in 1988 in an operation attributed to Israel.]

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