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Children's football tournament named after arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths

     “The 20th Children’s Football Tournament [named after] the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,' (i.e., terrorist responsible for attacks that murdered 125 Israelis) will begin this morning on the fields of Beit Safafa and the Silwan school, attended by 14 Jerusalem [football] clubs, supervised by the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and sponsored by Abu Rabbah Al-Qawasmi and athlete Khamis Dkeidek. The championship that was established in 1995 is entering its twentieth consecutive year. It is generally held on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Khalil Al-Wazir in 1988 in Tunis. This championship, which is considered one of the most successful local tournaments, is the only one that has continued consecutively… The list of honor of those responsible for the championship and its supervisors is packed with many names that have been connected to this tournament for years. The most prominent among them is Khaled Al-Sayyad, who supervised all of the previous tournaments as the representative of successive support committees of the [Palestinian] Football Association. After him [on the list ] the central branch of the [Palestinian Football] Association [is honored].”

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 planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks killing 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
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