Sports club holds chess tournament in honor of prisoners, awards plaques to released murderers
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.”

Notes:

Othman Bani Hassan – he and accomplice Hazza Al-Sa’adi murdered Yosef Eliahu and Leah Elmakais while they were hiking on Mount Gilboa (July 21, 1985). He was serving one life sentence, but was released from prison in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.

Ahmad Kmeil – the commander of the terrorist cell that murdered soldier Yoram Cohen (Sept. 14, 1991) and 15 Palestinians whom they suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was serving 16 life sentences, but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release in fulfillment of the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.

Faisal Abu Al-Rub took part in the murder of Israeli soldier Yoram Cohen (Sept. 14, 1991) and a Palestinian man who was suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was also convicted of killing 4 other Palestinians suspected of collaborating with Israel. He was serving 2 life sentences, but was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release in fulfillment of the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.

Nu'man Al-Shalabi murdered Ahmed Zayoud. Together with Ayman Jaradat, he also murdered Jamil Hassoun and Mufid Ali Kanaan. He was arrested in May 1992 and was serving 3 life sentences when he was released in December 2013 as one of the 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release in fulfillment of the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.

Muhammad Al-Sabbagh tortured and murdered three Palestinians because he suspected them of collaborating with Israel. He was serving a life sentence, but was released from prison in October 2013 as one of 104 terrorists whom Israel agreed to release to fulfill the PA's precondition for renewing negotiations.