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Girls' athletics tournament named for bomber who murdered 15

“The Bethlehem Education Administration team won the first place cup in the main athletics tournament for girls. The tournament, organized by the General Administration of Student Activities in the [PA] Ministry of Education, was held in the fields of the Turmusaya High School for Girls in the district of Ramallah and El-Bireh.
The tournament, named [after] Martyr (Shahid) Abu Sukkar, was attended by Director of Student Activities in the Ministry of Education, Ilham Abd Al-Qader Muhaisen, Deputy Director of the Ramallah Education Administration Qais Nabhan and Ribhi Abu Al-Humum, the Mayor of Turmusaya.”
Photo: “A group photo of the winners.”

Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.

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