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Football championship named after terrorist Liftawi

Headline: “Ramallah Islamic sports club wins the Shahid (Martyr) Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi championship”
     “Yesterday, the Lifta charity association yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Martyr death of scouts commander Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, by holding a soccer championship at the city's Islamic [Sports] Club. The championship opened with a speech by educator Dayaa Ma'ala, head of the association… who emphasized that our people will persist in its legitimate struggle up until the establishment of our independent state with full sovereignty and the exalted Jerusalem as its capital…
He congratulated the pure Shahids and the late President Yasser Arafat and Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, one of the founders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank, [and a former] scout commander of the Lifta association."

Note: Liftawi supervised shooting attacks and suicide bombings in Israel in which many civilians were killed and injured. He was one of Israel's most-wanted terrorists during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005), and was killed in a battle with IDF special forces in November, 2004.
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