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Palestinian Authority school hosts basketball game for high school girls named after terrorist who led killing of 37, organized by Palestinian NGO funded by European organizations

Al-Quds, Palestinian daily  |
Headline: “In honor of Palestinian Women’s Day – the Rosary Sisters’ High School won the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup after beating the Al-Awael School in a basketball [game] under the auspices of the Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association”
      “The Rosary Sisters’ High School in Jerusalem has beaten the Al-Awael School (i.e., a school under the Palestinian Authority Ministry of Education) in Ramallah in a basketball game held at the Al-Awael School basketball courts. The Rosary Sisters’ High School rightfully won the Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Cup on the anniversary of her death as a Martyr that coincides with Palestinian Women’s Day, March 11 [2016]. The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association’s department of educational activities organized this game in cooperation with the Women’s Association for Life and Equality. The game was held under the auspices of Head of the [PA Ministry of Education’s] Education Directorate in Ramallah Bassam Erekat, and in the presence of Chairman of the [Al-Razi] Association Jamil Al-Dweik, its director Kefaya Hammouda, Director of the Al-Awael School for Girls Fitna Abed, Head of the Public Education Department in the Education Directorate in Ramallah Ibrahim Al-Khatib, and Director of Women’s Association for Life and Equality in Jerusalem Zuhour Abu-Mayaleh…
After the game, the awards committee awarded the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi Cup and gold medals to the Rosary Sisters’ High School and a plaque [of honor] and silver medals to the Al-Awael School.”

A photo published in the Al-Quds newspaper shows the winning team.

A photo, published on the Israeli-Arab website on March 26, 2016 together with the same article that appeared in Al-Quds, shows three people with the game cup. The PA’s map of “Palestine” that includes the PA areas as well as all of Israel is seen in the background.
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The Al-Razi Cultural and Social Association is an NGO which is a member of the Networks program under the Anna Lindh Foundation (ALF), which aims at promoting “intercultural dialogue across the Euro-Mediterranean region,” and “build trust and improve mutual understanding.” ALF is “an inter-governmental institution” established under EUROMED, an organization consisting of the 28 EU member states and 15 Southern Mediterranean, African and Middle Eastern countries. [Website of the Anna Lindh Foundation, accessed March 29, 2016]

PMW has not been able to find any information on Women’s Association for Life and Equality in Jerusalem.

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