Questions about terrorist leaders feature in PA TV game show
Official PA TV program National Knowledge Quiz
Questions (correct answer marked in bold):
“Three leaders who Israel assassinated as they led their organizations:
1. Ghassan Kanafani (i.e., a leader of the PFLP terrorist organization), Ahmed Yassin (i.e., founder of Hamas terrorist organization), Fathi Shaqaqi (i.e., founder of Islamic Jihad terrorist organization)
2. Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini (i.e., Arab commander in the 1948 Israeli War of Independence), Wadi’ Haddad (i.e., PFLP terrorist), Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi (i.e., Hamas co-founder)
3. Abu Ali Mustafa (i.e., PFLP secretary-general), Fathi Shaqaqi, Ahmed Yassin
4. Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125), Fathi Shaqaqi, Abu Ali Mustafa
They died as Martyrs (Shahids) in the same cowardly assassination operation in 1991:
1. Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of Black September terrorist organization), Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (i.e., Fatah co-founder), Nasser Abu Ali
2. Muhammad Al-Omari, Salah Khalaf, Kamal Adwan (i.e., senior member of Black September)
3. Salah Khalaf, Hayel Abd Al-Hamid, Muhammad Al-Omari (apparently refers to Fakhri Al-Omari “Abu Muhammad”; see note below –Ed.)
4. Kamal Adwan, Muhammad Al-Najjar, Kamal Nasser (i.e., senior member of Black September)”
Ghassan Kanafani – a writer and a leader of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).
Ahmed Yassin - Founder and former head of the terrorist organization Hamas. The Hamas movement is responsible for numerous terror attacks and the deaths of hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Fathi Shaqaqi - Founder of the terror organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out more than 1,000 terror attacks, murdering and wounding hundreds of Israeli civilians. Shaqaqi was killed in 1995 in an operation attributed to Israel but for which Israel never took responsibility.
Wadi' Haddad - member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) who was directly responsible for many of the PFLP's most prominent terror attacks, including a series of hijackings of Israeli EL AL planes in the 1960s and 70s. These included the hijacking of an EL AL plane flying from Rome to Tel Aviv on July 22, 1968 - the plane was forced to land in Algiers, where the 32 passengers were held as hostages for 39 days; the EL AL Flight 253 attack in Athens on December 26, 1968; the hijacking of 3 planes on September 6, 1970, which were forced to land, after which the passengers were released; and the hijacking of Air France Flight 139 on June 27,1976, whose passengers were freed in Israel's Operation Entebbe.
Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi - co-founder of Hamas was responsible for kidnappings and many murderous terror attacks against Israel. Al-Rantisi was killed by missiles fired at his car from an Israeli Air Force helicopter, on April 17, 2004.
Abu Ali Mustafa - Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP, which rejected the Oslo Accords (1993), has planned and carried out numerous terror attacks against Israeli civilians since its founding in 1967 and throughout the Palestinian terror campaign between 2000-2005 (the Intifada).
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.
Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah’s terrorist operations in Israel in the early 1970’s and was a senior member of Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.
Fakhri Al-Omari – Fatah member and a founding member of the Black September terror organization, a secret branch of Fatah, and top aide to Salah Khalaf, one of the founders of Fatah and the head of Black September. Fatah has credited Al-Omari with being the one who conceived the idea of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered, and stated that he participated in its planning. Al-Omari and Salah Khalaf were assassinated on Jan. 14, 1991 by Khalaf's bodyguard, who it is commonly assumed was recruited to do so by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Kamal Nasser – was the spokesperson for PLO and Fatah and a senior member of Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. He was killed by Israeli forces in April 1973.