Headline: “Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad”
“Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad from Yatta today, Wednesday [March 15, 2017].”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, March 15, 2017; official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 17, 2017]
The article includes a picture of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub presenting an honorary plaque including the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
PMW has been unable to verify why the women are called “fighters” in the article.