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Futsal championship held at school in Hebron names teams after Palestinian terrorists, including killer of two Muhannad Halabi

Headline: “The Hebron Municipality held the freedom prisoners’ futsal championship”

“The activities division of the Hebron Municipality held a futsal championship at the Tareq Bin Ziyad [School] courts for Palestinian Prisoner’s Day (the event was held nearly a month after the day –Ed.) and in order to commemorate the souls of the Martyrs (Shahids). Eight teams took part and were divided into two groups. The first included the teams of Martyrs Saad Al-Atrash, Mazen Dana, Salim Abu Sbeih,and Abdallah Al-Ajlouni. The second group included the teams of Martyrs As’ad Abu Turki, Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, Muhannad Halabi, and Salim Idris…
Head of the [Hebron Municipality] Activities Department Mahmoud Abu Sbeih and Director of the Tareq Bin Ziyad Community Center Omar Al-Rajabi supervised the championship. At the conclusion of the championship, Mahmoud Abu Sbeih thanked all the championship participants, and conveyed to them the congratulations of Hebron Mayor Daoud Al-Zaatari and members of the city council.”

Saad Al-Atrash – 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab an Israeli soldier near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on Oct. 26, 2015. Al-Atrash was shot and killed at the site by Israeli soldiers.

Mazen Dana – 41-year-old Palestinian cameraman for Reuters from Hebron who was killed on Aug. 17, 2003, in Iraq while covering the Iraq War. He was shot as he filmed a tank patrol by US soldiers who mistook his camera for a rocket launcher. A US Army report in March 2004 cleared the soldiers of wrongdoing, saying they had “reasonable certainty” that he was about to open fire on them.

Abdallah Al-Ajlouni – 17-year-old Palestinian terrorist who stabbed and injured an Israeli border policeman near the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron on March 19, 2016. Al-Ajlouni was shot and killed during the attack by other Israeli border policemen.

As’ad Abu Turki – 22-year-old Palestinian terrorist, a member of the Al-Quds Brigades (Islamic Jihad), who was killed during confrontations with Israeli soldiers in the Hebron area on Dec. 14, 2001.

Salim Abu Sbeih – 23-year-old Palestinian terrorist, a member of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas), who was killed during confrontations with Israeli soldiers in the Hebron area on Nov. 8, 1994.

Salim Idris – One of 29 Palestinians killed in the Cave of the Patriarchs massacre committed by Baruch Goldstein on Feb. 25, 1994. Goldstein, a member of an Israeli far-right movement, opened fire on Muslims praying inside the Cave of the Patriarchs in Hebron, known to Muslims as the "Ibrahimi Mosque," killing 29 and wounding 125. Following the attack, which was widely condemned by Israeli leaders and Jewish communities abroad, the Israeli government took concrete steps to prevent similar attacks from occurring by dividing the area of worship into Muslim and Jewish sections and designating several extremist movements, including Goldstein’s, as illegal terrorist groups.

Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This 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."

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.

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