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Palestinian Scouts Association names course for leaders after terrorist, posts terrorist's picture

Headline: “The preparatory studies for the ‘Wood Badge’ began in Jerusalem – Martyr Leader Baha Alyan Course”
       “Yesterday the practical studies for the deputy [scout] unit leaders (preparation for the Wood Badge) [parentheses in source] – Martyr (Shahid) Leader Baha Alyan (i.e., terrorist, murdered 3, was a former scout leader) Course began at the Shabab Al-Eizariya Club in the Jerusalem district. [The course] was organized by the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership in the Palestinian Scout Association, in cooperation with the scout commission of the Jerusalem district.
The training staff is composed of several members of the Committee for Training and Developing Leadership: preparatory studies leader and Jerusalem commissioner Sa’id Atoun, [scout] leader Muhammad Al-Dahdar, and [scout] leader Mufid Al-Barq.”

Included with the article was a picture of terrorist Baha Alyan in a scouting uniform with the following text:

“The Palestinian Scout Association
Preparatory studies – Jerusalem
The Committee for Developing Leadership
Aug. 24-28, 2016
Martyr Baha Alyan Course”
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An identical article was published on Aug. 27, 2016 in the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida. The picture was not included in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida when it apparently copied the article, evidenced by the fact that it incorrectly opened with the word “yesterday” according to the date of the article on the scouting website.

The Palestinian Scout Association was "conditionally recognized" without voting rights as a Member Organization of the World Organization of the Scout Movement in 1996. It was declared a full member with voting rights on Feb. 27, 2016.

Baha Alyan and Bilal Ghanem - 22 and 23-year-old Palestinian terrorists who on Oct. 13, 2015, boarded a bus in Jerusalem's Armon Hanatziv neighborhood with a gun and a knife and attacked passengers, killing Israelis Haviv Haim (78) and Alon Govberg (51), and Richard Lakin (76), and wounding 3 Israelis. Alyan was shot and killed by an Israeli security guard at the scene and Ghanem, a Hamas terrorist who served time in Israeli prison in 2013-2014, was wounded. Ghanem is serving 3 life sentences and an additional 60 years for these murders.

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