Vatican-funded sports club sponsors tournament named after terrorist mass murderer Abu Jihad
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 Near East Refugee Aid) and Terre des Hommes. [p. 9-10 in Annual Report 2014 of The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society http://www.burjalluqluq.org, accessed may 2, 2016]
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