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Jibril Rajoub
Jibril Rajoub
Jibril Rajoub is Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee (since Feb. 15, 2017). He is also Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee. He is a former member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council (until Aug. 2009), the former Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee (2009-2017), the former National Security Advisor to Yasser Arafat, rank of Brigadier-General, and the former Head of the West Bank Preventive Security Forces (1994-2002)

Jibril Rajoub was sentenced to life in prison in 1970 for throwing a grenade at an Israeli army truck. He was released in the Jibril Agreement - A deal between the Israeli government and the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), led by Ahmed Jibril. On May 21, 1985, Israel released 1,150 Palestinian prisoners, including terrorist murderers, in exchange for three Israeli soldiers who had been taken hostage by the PFLP.

In 2015, the PA submitted a request to FIFA to suspend Israel, organized and promoted by Rajoub. PMW published a report, "PA sports: Prohibiting peace and glorifying terror," showing the irony of Rajoub's request, since the PA uses sports to further entrench the conflict with Israel and to send the message that murdering Israeli civilians is honorable and heroic. In 2016 and early 2017, PMW released two reports, "The Jibril Rajoub File" and "The Jibril Rajoub File: Special report for FIFA"  that showed Rajoub's support for terror and opposition to peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians.
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.
Jibril Rajoub: Arabs will boycott 'Adidas shoes' for sponsoring Jerusalem Marathon 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 5, 2012
Headline: "Arab Sports Ministers decide to boycott 'Adidas', which sponsors the Israeli marathon in occupied Jerusalem"
     "The Ministers of Youth and Sports who are [currently] gathered in Saudi Arabia have resolved to boycott the Adidas sports products company, which sponsors the Israeli marathon in East Jerusalem. President General of Youth Welfare and chairman of the present gathering of the Council of Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports, Prince Nawaf Bin Faisal, announced… at a press conference at the conclusion of the sessions of the 55th gathering of the Arab Ministers of Youth and Sports, that an Arab marathon [is] to be held with the slogan, 'Jerusalem is Ours', in all Arab countries, to coincide with the Israeli marathon held in East Jerusalem… Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub, announced: 'Jerusalem will remain Arabic – Islamic and Christian, and any element that supports the Israeli occupation in this city will be boycotted by all Arabs.' He added, 'This resolution was passed in accordance with a request submitted by Palestine, and it represents a strong Arab message to anyone who thinks that he can support occupation in the city of Jerusalem.'"

Note: The Third International Jerusalem Marathon was indeed held in the West Bank under the auspices of PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Palestinian Football Association opposes normalization with Israel in sports 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 16, 2012
     "In response to a question about recent reports on Internet sites concerning normalization, [Chairman of the Football Association and Chairman of the Olympic Committee, Jibril] Rajoub said: 'Normalization is when there's a friendly match between some player or some sports team [and a player or team from Israel], whether [it takes place] in the territories occupied in ‘48 or [those occupied] in '67…' He noted that the Palestinian teams that are under the responsibility of the Olympic Committee have not played, and will not play under any circumstances, inside the Green Line (i.e., inside Israel), and that no Israeli company is sponsoring these teams."
Sports official opposes normalization with Israel "in all its forms," including sports 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 8, 2012
Headline: "Rajoub: We will not agree to normalization which some elements are trying to introduce into the realm of Palestinian sports"
     "Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee and the Palestinian Football Association, Jibril Rajoub, once again yesterday expressed his opposition to normalization in all its forms, including normalization in the realm of sports… He added that 'the occupation is the no. 1 enemy of Palestinian sports', and noted that the occupation seeks to lay siege on the Palestinian people, including its sports, by prohibiting the movement of sportsmen, on the level of players and the managers of clubs and associations, as well as sabotaging the establishment of sports facilities and preventing us from receiving the [financial] aid which is offered to Palestinian sports.'…He said, 'There will be no normalization with the Israelis, and there will be no Israelis on Palestinian playing fields.'"
Head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee: The Palestinian team will not play against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Jan. 2, 2012
PA TV sports program hosts the head of the Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub.
     Rajoub: "The Israeli flag will not, not, not be raised in the Palestinian territories, and the Palestinian team will not play against any team within the Green Line."

Two weeks later on PA TV, Rajoub made the following statement that sports "knows no borders" and "has become the language of the world" (Jan. 15, 2012):

PA TV News broadcast reports on ceremony welcoming Palestinian sportsmen participating in the Pan-Arab Games in Qatar. Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee and Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: 
     "Sports, which knows no borders and is not subservient to the monopolies of gender, color, or geographical region, has become the language of the world, and we, the Palestinians, must rise to this level; we must rise to the level where the Palestinian cause will be important in the eyes of the world."
PA leader Jibril Rajoub: Jesus was Palestinian 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 29, 2011
Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: 
     "The greatest Palestinian in history since Jesus is Yasser Arafat."
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Jibril Rajoub representing PA Chairman Abbas: We salute those who captured Shalit 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 30, 2011
In October 2011, the Israeli government agreed to release 1,027 Palestinian prisoners from Israeli prison in exchange for Israeli soldier Gilad Shalit, who had been held hostage by Hamas for more than 5 years.
Ceremony honoring released Palestinian prisoners following the prisoner exchange deal:
Ceremony moderator:
"We shall now hear the address by the representative of the President [Abbas], to be delivered by Jibril Rajoub, member of the [Fatah] Central Committee."
Jibril Rajoub, representing President Abbas: "I say in the name of the Fatah movement -- we salute those who dug the tunnel [to capture the Israeli soldier]; we salute those who captured the captive (Gilad Shalit), and salute those who guarded the captive until this deal was completed [Applause] ... I salute our courageous prisoners and I say to you -- [I cannot] describe you, neither as heroes, nor as courageous, nor anything else. There are no words in the Arab dictionary, nor in any other dictionary, to describe you, but this modest reception is [our] utmost honor to you, your history, and your families."
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Note: Jibril Rajoub was himself sentenced to life in prison in 1970 for throwing a grenade at an Israeli army truck. He was released in the "Jibril-Agreement" in 1985, when the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine succeeded in releasing 1,150 prisoners in exchange for three Israeli hostages.
Fatah official: The US is guilty of "unilateral aggression against human rights" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 20, 2011
Following the US veto of the UN Security Council resolution on the issue of Israeli building in Jerusalem and the West Bank (Feb. 18, 2011), the Palestinian Authority stepped up its verbal attacks against the United States.
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee:

     The US veto "contradicts the values of freedom" and is "dictatorial behavior of the first order."
"The American administration has chosen unilateral aggression against human rights."
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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.
Rajoub : "The Sixth Fatah Conference affirmed… the armed struggle" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 6, 2010
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee:
     "At the [Sixth Fatah] Conference, we affirmed the struggle in all its forms, including resistance and the armed struggle...
We agreed on it unanimously about both the [Fatah] movement’s aims and its principles, including the resistance and the armed struggle. The [armed] struggle, as we see it, is not an aim; it is not a hike or a pleasure cruise.
[Armed] resistance has circumstances, considerations, and factors – whether national, regional or international. It must cause pain to the occupation; it must be connected to a political platform."
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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.
Senior PA official: Throwing a hand grenade is like building a school 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, May 12, 2010
Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and former PA senior official, Jibril Rajoub:
     "Building a school and throwing a hand grenade, in my opinion, are resistance. I build the school in order to strengthen the reasons for my people's resolve, as one of several aspects of the resistance, and when there is a need to throw a grenade [or launch] a rocket, I'll do that as well out of my belief in the inevitable victory of my cause and its justness."
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Fatah leader: Palestinians not restricted in battle against Israel 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 2, 2010
Jibril Rajoub, Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee on PA TV news broadcast:
     "We have a resolution of the [2009 Fatah] Congress that our battle with the Israelis is open, and our options are not limited to popular resistance."
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Fatah: Will not abandon armed struggle as strategic choice 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, July 29, 2009
Jibril Rajoub, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council:
     “Fatah arose to realize the independent Palestinian national identity as necessary factor in the equation of the conflict, by means of struggle in all its forms, foremost among them the armed struggle. [This principle] will not fall at the [Sixth] Conference, and there is no force in the world that can cause it to fall. And I say to you, all Fatah members – this is a strategic choice that is not subject to geography, nor to blackmail, nor to the place and time of the gathering of the Conference."
Fatah leader: Fatah coordinated terror with Hamas  
Source: Al-Falastinia TV (Fatah Party), July 23, 2009
Jibril Rajoub, member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council:
     "It was Fatah that carried out resistance; it was Fatah that coordinated the resistance with Hamas, not the security mechanisms or the security commanders. Do you understand me?"
Arafat’s advisor accused the US of extortion 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 5, 2004
     “The security advisor of President Yasser Arafat, Jibril Rajoub… blamed Washington for extortion in the affair of the killing of the three Americans in Gaza last October…
[He said that] Count Bernadotte was murdered in 1948 and to this day his murderers were not arrested and not brought to trial. Many Americans were murdered in Iraq and Afghanistan, without locating the murderers. Israel attacked an American ship in 1967 and those responsible were not brought to trial. Why do the Americans insist on extorting us?”
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
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