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PA TV let’s boy win quiz because he is named after terrorist murderer of 7

Official PA TV host: “Let us know your name before [we ask] your father [a quiz question]. What’s your name?”


Child: “Nasser Qassem.”


Host: “Why were you named Nasser? Why is your name Nasser, what does it mean?”


Child: “[I was named after] Nasser Abu Hmeid (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 7).”


Host: “Why Nasser Abu Hmeid?”


Child: “Nasser Abu Hmeid is an idea, and the idea does not die.”


Host: “‘Nasser Abu Hmeid is an idea, and the idea does not die’ – of course he’s won [the quiz]… ‘Nasser Abu Hmeid is an idea, and the idea does not die’ – this is for you.

[Official PA TV, Hit the Singer, April 17, 2023]


Usually the prize is $100 on the program Hit the Singer.


Nasser Abu Hmeid - Palestinian terrorist and a commander of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades (Fatah's military wing) in Ramallah who was responsible for the murder of 7 Israelis: Eli Cohen in a shooting attack on Route 443 in central Israel on Dec. 21, 2000; Binyamin and Talia Kahane in a drive-by shooting attack near Ofra, north of Jerusalem, on Dec. 31, 2000; Gadi Rejwan in a shooting attack in the Jerusalem neighborhood of Atarot on Feb. 27, 2002; and Yosef Habi, Eli Dahan, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat in an attack at the Seafood Market and Mifgash Hasteak restaurants in Tel Aviv on March 5, 2002. Abu Hmeid was serving 7 life sentences and an additional 50 years. Abu Hmeid was diagnosed with lung cancer in August 2021 and died of his cancer on Dec. 20, 2022.