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PLO names youth sports centre after head of Black September terror organization

Official PA TV program Stories on the PA sports center for youth named after head of the terror organization Black September, Salah Khalaf. When Israel turned over the prison to the PA in 1995, the PA turned it into a sports center and named it after one of the terrorists who planned the Munich Olympics massacre.


Images in the center show Arafat, Salah Khalaf and Abbas.


Text on sign (in English): “Palestinian Liberation Organization, Higher Council for Youth and Sport, Martyr Salah Khalaf center – North Council”


Text on screen: “TheMartyr Salah Khalaf Center”


Director of the Martyr Salah Khalaf “Abu Iyad” Center Raed Al-Ja’aiseh: “After the withdrawal of the Israeli forces in 1995 from the Al-Faria Prison- At the beginning, [the prison] was transferred to the Palestinian National Authority, and more precisely to the Nablus Municipality. Afterwards it was transferred to the [PA] Ministry of Youth and Sports on the decision of [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Martyr Yasser Arafat. This center, the former [Al-Faria] Prison, was transferred to the Ministry of Youth and Sports.”



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.

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.