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Semifinals on PA TV quiz featured factual questions about terrorists and terrorism

Official PA TV program National Knowledge Quiz. Correct answers marked in bold.

Visual: A picture is shown of Kamal Nasser, a senior member of the Black September terror organization.

Question: “The Palestinian fighter in the previous picture whom Israel assassinated is:
1. Hussein Ali Abu Al-Kheir (i.e., a former PLO representative)
2. Kamal Butrus Nasser (i.e., senior member of Black September terror organization)
3. Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar (i.e., Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, commander of operations of Black September)
4. Kamal Hassan Adwan (i.e., senior member of Black September)”


Visual: A picture is shown of Mahmoud Al-Hamshari, a senior member of the Black September terror organization.

Question: “The Palestinian fighter in the previous picture whom Israel assassinated is:
1. Wael Adel Zeitar
2. Ghassan Fayez Kanafani (i.e., leader of PFLP terror organization)
3. Mahmoud Al-Hamshari (i.e., senior member of Black September assassinated shortly after the Munich Olympics massacre; see note below)
4. Hussein Ali Abu Al-Kheir”

Question: “The Palestinian fighter in the previous picture whom Israel assassinated is:
1. Ghassan Fayez Kanafani
2. Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar
3. Hussein Ali Abu Al-Kheir
4. Na’im Khdeir (i.e., a former PLO representative)”

Question: “The slogan that was used in the announcements of the [first] Intifada (i.e., Palestinian wave of violence and terror against Israel, approximately 200 Israelis murdered, 1987-1993) by the united national leadership:
1. No voice will overpower the voice of the intifada
2. No voice will overpower the voice of the stones
3. The intifada continues until the land returns to us free
4. Revolution, revolution until victory”

Question: “The announcement of the second Intifada (i.e., PA terror campaign 2000-2005) called to escalate and develop the means of the popular intifada by:
1. A general strike for three days along with all of the revolutionary forms of escalation
2. Closing the places of commerce for four days and relying on the path of military resistance
3. A general strike for one day alongside holding prayers for the souls of the dead and symbolic funerals for the Martyrs (Shahids)
4. A general strike for 30 days”

Question: “The announcement of the second Intifada ended with:
1. Our people’s victorious intifada will overcome and the occupation will fall
2. Our people’s victorious intifada will overcome, long live the refugee camps
3. With spirit and blood we will redeem you, Martyr
4. With spirit and blood we will redeem you, Palestine”

Question: “Based on the summary of the French medical report after the death of [former PLO Chairman and PA President Yasser] Arafat, the cause of death was:
1. Cancer cells had spread extensively
2. It is impossible to explain this condition according to pathology
3. Infections in his heart caused a heart attack
4. A stroke”

Question: “Based on the summary of the Palestinian report on President Yasser Arafat’s death:
1. The disease developed due to poisonous material that was not examined and the results of its examination were not revealed (sic., the French medical reported cited above debunked claims that Arafat was poisoned; see note below)
2. The disease developed due to poisonous material that was examined and its results were revealed
3. The disease developed due to chronic diseases from which the president suffered
4. The disease developed due to poisonous material and due to an infectious disease in the president”

Question: “Muhammad Al-Dura (i.e., a Palestinian boy supposedly killed in a staged  televised crossfire in Gaza in 2000) is:
1. A child who stood against an Israeli tank in front of the Al-Amari refugee camp in the West Bank, and his picture became famous worldwide
2. A Palestinian self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) who died as a Martyr in the Karameh battle (see note below –Ed.) following a heroic struggle against the enemy
3. A child that the occupation forces killed in 1987 (sic., 2000), and this crime became a symbol of Israeli barbarity
4. The minister of technology and communications in the fourth PA government who was assassinated by Israel”

Question: “He was an outstanding Palestinian commander assassinated by Israel:
1. Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ (i.e., terrorist responsible for the murder of 125 Israelis) in Tunisia in 1987
2. Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ in Tunisia in 1988
3. Salah Khalaf ‘Abu Iyad’ (i.e., head of Black September) in Tunisia in 1991
4. Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ in Lebanon in 1988”

Question: “In the previous video three leaders who Israel assassinated in Beirut on April 10, 1973 are seen:
1. Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar; Ghassan Kanafani; Kamal Nasser
2. Kamal Nasser; Muhammad Yusuf Al-Najjar; Kamal Adwan
3. Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (i.e., a founder of Fatah); Khalil Al-Wazir; Kamal Madhat (i.e., senior  Fatah official killed by roadside bomb in Lebanon in 2009)
4. Kamal Adwan; Majed Abu Sharar (i.e., senior Fatah official, Fatah’s military wing claimed responsibility for his assassination); Salah Khalaf”

Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser were both senior members of Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, who were killed by Israeli forces in April 1973. Kamal Nasser was also the spokesperson for the PLO and Fatah. Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah terrorist operations in Israel.

Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar - was Arafat's deputy and among the founders of Fatah. He was the Commander of Al-Asifa, Fatah's military unit, and member of Fatah's Central Committee and PLO's Executive Committee. He also was the Commander of Operations of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, and involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972). He was killed by Israel in 1973.

Ghassan Kanafani – a writer and a leader of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).

The Munich Olympics massacre - terrorist attack perpetrated by the Palestinian terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, in which they murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team.

Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004. However, following his death, the PA created the libel that Israel murdered Arafat, and it has been spreading it since. In 2012, samples were taken from Arafat’s remains and tested for poisoning by Swiss, Russian, and French teams of scientists. The Swiss team concluded that the tests were "coherent with a hypothesis of poisoning" - but a member of the team also stated that "our study did not permit us to demonstrate categorically the hypothesis of poisoning by polonium." The Russian scientists concluded that "there was insufficient evidence to support the theory that Yasser Arafat died in 2004 by polonium poisoning." [Reuters, Nov. 8, 2013] In March 2015, three French judges ruled that "it has not been demonstrated that Mr. Yasser Arafat was murdered by polonium-210 poisoning." The French prosecutor stated that there was "not sufficient evidence of an intervention by a third party who could have attempted to take his life." [France 24, Sept. 2, 2015] The French prosecutor also explained that the polonium and lead found in Arafat’s grave were “of an environmental nature.” [Jerusalem Post, March 17, 2015].
Despite these results, the PA continues to blame Israel for Arafat’s death without any proof or backing for this claim.

Muhammad Al-Dura - 12-year-old Palestinian boy shot and killed after being caught in crossfire when Palestinian terrorists attacked Israeli soldiers on Sept. 30, 2000, the second day of the PA terror campaign (the second Intifada, 2000-2005). The PA blamed Israel for the shooting that killed Al-Dura, but investigation by the Israeli army and by both German and French journalists in 2002 and 2004 determined that the bullets shot in his direction could not have been fired from the position of the Israeli forces. Nonetheless the PA used his death as a driving force to incite Palestinians to join in the terror campaign, broadcasting pictures of Al-Dura in the crossfire numerous times daily, and successfully inciting Palestinians to go out and murder Israelis to avenge his alleged killing by Israel. Some have compared the unscrupulous use of his death to successfully motivate the murder of Israelis to the blood libels of the Middle Ages, when blaming deaths of children on Jews led to the murder of thousands of Jews.

The Karameh battle, or Al-Karameh - On March 21, 1968, Israeli army forces attacked the town of Karameh in Jordan, where Fatah terrorists had been launching attacks on Israel. Although Israel prevailed militarily, Arafat used the event for propaganda purposes, declaring the battle a great victory that erased the disgrace of the 1967 Six Day War defeat.

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.

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include 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). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.

Abu Al-Hol (Hayel Abd Al-Hamid) – One of the founders of Fatah.

Majed Abu Sharar - senior Fatah and PLO leader from the 1970s.
 

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