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Chess tournament hosted by PA National Security Forces named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad

Official PA TV Sports News, on a chess tournament named after terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir “Abu Jihad,” who was responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis

Official PA TV reporter: “With the participation of 72 male and female players from the Northern Districts (i.e., the West Bank), the Palestinian Chess Federation – in cooperation with the Al-Yamun Sports Club – concluded the Palestine Individual Play [Chess] Tournament, a tournament named after Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad (i.e., terrorist responsible for murder of 125).”

Palestinian Chess Federation Secretary Khaled Izz Al-Din: “The tournament bears the name of Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir on the anniversary of his death as a Martyr on April 16. The tournament praises the Palestinian prisoner, as on April 17 the Palestinian Prisoner’s Tournament [took place]. And this game, the game of chess, is connected to the Palestinian prisoners, as it is the only game that they are allowed to play in the Israeli occupation’s prisons.”

Reporter: “The [PA] National Security Forces camp [Horsh Al-Saada] in Jenin hosted the tournament for three consecutive days. The competitors were there and each [one] of them hoped that his name would be among the ten top names.”


A poster is shown from the tournament; in the upper left corner is a picture of terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir - Abu Jihad, and in the upper right corner is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Text on poster: “Under the auspices of [PA] National Security Forces Commander Nidal Abu Dukhan

Supervised by the Palestinian Chess Federation

Organized by the Al-Yamun Youth Club

And supported by the Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ – Jenin Area…

The opening of the Palestine Individual [Chess] Tournament of the Northern Districts

Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Tournament”

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 in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

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