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PA daily sports section glorifies terrorist who was sports fan as a “Martyr, whose blood was not spilled in vain, after he saturated his first love – Palestine – with it”

Article and photos published in Al-Hayat Al-Jadida's sport section
Headline
: “Basel Sidr – when sport bows its head to Martyrdom”
       “There is almost no centimeter of the Al-Hussein [Ibn Ali] field, or a balcony there or elsewhere, that does not know Basel Sidr: Everywhere, the ‘Leader’ (the Shabab Al-Khalil sports club was given this nickname as it was the first sports club in the West Bank, founded in 1943 –Ed.) was, the Martyr Basel also was, who the drums knew well, and whose voice rose on the sounds of their thunder as he encouraged the Palestinian sport and cheered for it. [The world of] soccer, its fans and players, will not forget him, as his stamp will remain engraved in memory as he cheers for the Fidai (i.e., self-sacrificing fighter – the nickname of the Palestinian national team). Yes, this is a self-sacrificing fighter Martyr, whose blood was not spilled in vain, after he saturated his first love – Palestine – with it. In an exclusive interview with Al-Hayat Al-Riyadiya (i.e., the sports section of Al-Hayat Al-Jadida) the Martyr’s brother Qassem Sidr said… that ‘He was predestined for Martyrdom by Allah, and we are proud that Basel has joined the procession of Palestine’s Martyrs.’  Security officer of the football association at the Al-Hussein Ibn Ali international stadium Amin Al-Joulani said… that the Shabab Al-Khalil community lost an important and influential factor of its fan base, but it gained Martyrdom, the greatest prize.”


Image shows banner with picture of Basel Sidr and this text: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.” [Sura 3, verse 169, Sahih International translation]
With honor and pride
Shabab Al-Khalil gives its best wishes and congratulations
to the Sidr family on the Martyrdom of its hero son
Basel Sidr
Joy to you on the Martyrdom, congratulations on Paradise
Allah, as he is in Paradise with the prophets and righteous”


Second image shows banner with Basel Sidr’s picture and this text: “And never think of those who have been killed in the cause of Allah as dead. Rather, they are alive with their Lord, receiving provision.” [Sura 3, verse 169, Sahih International translation]
With honor and pride
the Shabab Al-Kahlil sports club announces
the death of its son and one of the outstanding fans of the club
Martyr Basel Sidr”
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Basel Sidr – A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border police near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2015. Sidr was shot and killed by Israeli police when he tried to escape.


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