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PA National Knowledge Competition tests students in identifying terrorists and libel that poison killed Arafat

National Knowledge Quiz host: This is the picture of

1. Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini
2. Izz A-Din Al-Qassam
3. Fawzi Al-Qawuqji
4. [Haj] Amin Al-Husseini

Contestant: Number 4: [Haj] Amin Al-Husseini

Quiz host: Correct answer. The picture is [Haj] Amin Al-Husseini (i.e., former grand mufti of Jerusalem and Nazi ally)

Quiz host: This is the picture of

1. Fawzi Al-Qawuqji
2. Izz A-Din Al-Qassam
3. Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini
4. Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud

Contestant: Number 2

Quiz host: Correct answer (i.e., Izz A-Din Al-Qassam, head of terror group in British Mandate period).

Quiz host: This is the picture of

1. Kamal Adwan
2. Sakher Habash
3. Abu Ali Mustafa
4. George Habash

Contestant: Number 3

Quiz host: Excellent, correct answer (i.e., Abu Ali Mustafa - Sec. Gen. of PFLP)

Quiz host: The answer is: According to the summary of the French medical report after Arafat’s death, the cause of death was:
1. Cancer cells had spread widely in his body.
2. The situation can’t be explained according to pathology.
3. An infection in the heart led to cardiac arrest.
4. A stroke.

Contestant: Number 2

Quiz host: Correct answer.

Note: Investigations ruled out poisoning as the cause of Arafat’s death

Quiz host: According to the summary of the Palestinian medical report on the death of President Yasser Arafat:
1. The illness developed due to a poisonous substance and the existence of a fatal disease in the president
2. The illness developed due to a poisonous substance that was examined and whose effects were revealed
3. The illness developed as a result of chronic diseases from which the president suffered
4. The illness developed as a result of a poisonous substance that was not examined or the result of the examination was not revealed.

Contestant: Number 2

Quiz host: Correct answer.

The National Knowledge Competition program is a collaborative effort between the Yasser Arafat Foundation, the PA Ministry of Education, and the Palestine Broadcasting Corporation (PBC)

Abd Al-Qader Al-Husseini - Arab commander in the 1948 war

Sheikh Izz A-Din Al-Qassam was an influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s. He led a Muslim terror group. The Hamas terror wing is named after him – the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades.

George Habash - Founder of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). The PFLP 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).

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.