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PA official defends naming school after mastermind of Munich Olympics massacre

Headline: "Tulkarem District Governor: The occupation is deluded if it thinks that we will forget the Martyrs"
     "Tulkarem District Governor Issam Abu Bakr responded to what Israeli Prime Minister's [Office] Spokesman Ofir Gendelman published on his Twitter account (see note below -Ed.) regarding his accusing Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf of "terror," following the laying of the cornerstone of a school named after him (i.e., Khalaf) in the city of Tulkarem, and he said that the occupation is deluded if it thinks that the Palestinian people can change its culture and forget its leaders, Martyrs Yasser Arafat, Khalil Al-Wazir, Salah Khalaf, and a great number of the fighters who sacrificed their blood for the freedom, independence, and establishment of the independent Palestinian state whose capital is Jerusalem.
District Governor Abu Bakr's statements were made during a reception ceremony for the new students held by the Student Unification Council and the [Fatah] Shabiba student movement at the Tulkarem branch of Al-Quds Open University."
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Israeli Prime Minister's Office Arabic Spokesman Ofir Gendelman posted a picture of the inauguration of "the Martyr Salah Khalaf School" in Tulkarem to his Twitter account on Oct. 25, 2016, together with the following text: "Glorification of terrorists in the PA: New school named after mastermind of the Munich Olympics massacre (11 Israeli athletes were murdered)."

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - Founder of Fatah and head of the terrorist organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973).

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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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