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Sports used to glorify terrorists
Sports auditorium named for terrorist involved in Munich Olympics massacre 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 15, 2014
     ‎“The General Association for Military Sports ‎completed the necessary preparations for ‎the Security Forces Football Tournament, ‎which will begin today in the Martyr ‎‎(Shahid) Atef Bseiso Auditorium in El-‎Bireh.”‎

Atef Bseiso was a senior PLO official ‎and was involved in the 1972 Munich ‎Massacre, in which 11 Israeli athletes were ‎murdered. He was assassinated ‎in Paris in 1992 by the Israeli Mossad.
Children's football tournament named after arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2014
     “The 20th Children’s Football Tournament [named after] the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,' will begin this morning on the fields of Beit Safafa and the Silwan school, attended by 14 Jerusalem [football] clubs, supervised by the Central [Fatah] Branch Football Association and sponsored by Abu Rabbah Al-Qawasmi and athlete Khamis Dkeidek.”

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.
PA is official patron for tournament with teams named after arch-terrorists 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2014
     “The Jalazone Refugee Camp Martyrs’ (Shahids) Internal Football Tournament, [which was held] under the patronage of District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, ended two days ago. [The tournament] was organized, for the second consecutive year, by the Taqat Shababiya organization in the refugee camp…
Nine teams, both from the camp and from outside it, participated in the tournament…The camp’s Martyr teams advanced to the second round: the Martyr Abu Iyad team, the Martyr Abu Jihad team and the Martyr Yasser Arafat team.”

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - A founder of Fatah and head of the terror organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats (March 1, 1973), as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972).

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. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Fatah organizes sports tournament named for arch-terrorist responsible for over 125 deaths 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2014
     “The organizing committee for the Second Palestine Tournament has announced the timetable of the tournament, which is being organized by the Palestinian Auto, Motor and Bicycle Racing Association under the auspices of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs] Jibril Rajoub, with the support of the General Security Headquarters, and which will be named The Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Tour.”

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. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Girls' athletics tournament named for bomber who murdered 15 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2014
     “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.
Soccer team named after terrorist who killed 6 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 25, 2014
The official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on a soccer tournament held in the West Bank town of Qaffin, in which one of the teams was named after “the Martyr (Shahid) Ziyad Da’as.” Da’as was a commander of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) and planner of an attack at a private Bat-Mitzvah celebration in Hadera on Jan. 17, 2002, in which a terrorist shot and killed six and wounded dozens. Da'as also participated in the kidnapping and murder of Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan in Tulkarem in January 2001. Da'as was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli military police in August 2002.

Note: There is no indication that the tournament was official or held with the support or in the presence of any official representative of the PA.
Sports club holds chess tournament in honor of prisoners, awards plaques to released murderers  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 23, 2014
     “The Deir Ghazaleh [sports] club held the Prisoners’ Chess Tournament under the supervision of the [chess] game’s union and with the participation of 56 players from various districts. The tournament was attended by politicians and sportsmen, along with Bashir Mahamid of the Olympic Committee, representing [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Olympic Committee] Jibril Rajoub…
At the concluding ceremony… [released] veteran prisoner Othman Bani Hassan gave a speech, [in which] he thanked those present for having honored the tournament with their presence, and also thanked the union, the club and the village council…
Later on, plaques of honor were awarded to the union, Jibril Rajoub, the Deir Ghazaleh village council, the Deir Ghazaleh sports club and the event’s moderator, the respected teacher Sanaa Zakarneh. In addition, the Deir Ghazaleh sports club awarded plaques to the released prisoners, who included Bani Hassan, Ahmad Kmeil, Faisal Abu Al-Rub, Nu'man Al-Shalabi and Muhammad Al-Sabbagh, after which medals and prizes were distributed to the winning players.”

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University names sports tournament after terrorist responsible for 9 deaths 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 4, 2013
     “The Palestine Polytechnic University in Hebron held a sports week named ‘The Palestine Polytechnic Week – the Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum Tournament,’ which was organized by the Student Union Council and [held] in cooperation with the Dean of Students’ Affairs… At the conclusion of his speech, [Dean of Students’ Affairs Dr. Khaldoun Sughayer] praised this activity that bears the name of Martyr Marwan Zalum. This, in his words, is the least that can be done for such a group of Martyrs who are more honorable than all of us together…
[Student Union Council Chairman Baher Abu Ras] added that the council named the tournament after Martyr (Shahid) Marwan Zalum because of the love and devotion to Palestinian society and to the residents of the Hebron District specifically that are associated with his name, and also because of the national unity he embodied in his life and after his Martyrdom death.”

Note: Marwan Zalum was a commander in the terror organization Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing) and a senior member of Tanzim (Fatah terror group). He was responsible for several terror attacks in the Hebron region, including shooting infant Shalhevet Pass in her stroller and killing her on March 26, 2001. He also provided the explosive device used in a suicide attack at the entrance to Mahane Yehuda (central Jerusalem outdoor market) on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were killed and 80 wounded. He organized the planting of a bomb in southern Hebron, which killed Israeli soldier Shai Cohen on July 9, 2001, and initiated a shooting attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on July 12, 2001, in which 1 person was killed.
Football team named after planner of terror attack that killed 6 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 27, 2013
     "The Martyr (Shahid) Mahmoud Tamouni [football] team was crowned as champion of the [football] tournament named after him..."
The following are the results of the matches: The Martyr Ziyad Da'as team defeated the Martyr Fidaa Al-Tirawi team 1-2. The Martyr Mahmoud Tamouni team defeated the Martyr Suleiman Al-Jayyusi team 1-3... [Games and scores are listed.] At the end of the special tournament, the heroic Martyrs who fulfilled their duty to the homeland were honored. Muhammad Tamouni, brother of Martyr Mahmoud Tamouni, handed out the tournament prizes... Muhammad Tamouni, the Martyr's brother, dedicated the big win and the tournament's success to the souls of his brother and all of Palestine's Martyrs, who are more honorable than all of us. Tamouni said that this tournament will continue to take place annually in order to remember the heroes whom we will never forget."
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University tournament names teams after bomb-maker, hijacker, and terror leaders 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Oct. 25, 2013
Headline: “The Martyr Younes Jahjouh team wins the championship at the Al-Quds University Institute of Modern Media”
     “The head of the Institute of Modern Media’s Administrative Body at Al-Quds University Ghassan Nimr, and the head of the Higher Follow-up Commission for Prisoner Affairs Amin Shuman crowned the Martyr (Shahid) Younes Jahjouh team champions of the football tournament named after Martyr Jahjouh that the Institute held on the El-Bireh Al-Jadida field, with eight Institute teams participating…”
The article gives the scores for the games that took place during the tournament. The following teams were named after terrorists: Yahya Ayyash, Dalal Mughrabi, Ghassan Kanafani, Mu’tasim Adwan, Younes Jahjouh, Amer Nassar, Khaldoun Shouman.
“At the end of the tournament, the head of Al-Quds University’s Institute of Modern Media’s Administrative Body, Ghassan Nimr, the head of the High Commission for Prisoner Affairs, Amin Shuman, and relatives of Martyr Younes Jahjouh, crowned the winning teams. All students of the Institute of Modern Media attended the tournament and cheered their teams on in a very civilized manner.”

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University football teams named after terrorists  
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 23, 2013
     “The Media Department at the Al-Quds University in Abu Dis… conducted the draw for the Martyr (Shahid) Jahjouh Football Tournament… which will begin on Thursday at the new El-Bireh [sports] field. Eight teams from the university will participate. [The teams] were named after Martyrs and divided into two groups. The first group included [teams named after] Mu’tasim Adwan, Amer Nassar, Ghassan Kanafani, and Dalal Mughrabi. The second group included [teams named after] Younes Jahjouh, Amer Nawfal. Khaldoun Shouman and Yahya Ayyash.”
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Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi glorified in ping pong tournament 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2013
     "The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Table Tennis Tournament comes to a close. [The tournament] was organized by the [Palestinian] Table Tennis Association and hosted by the Beit Iba club in Nablus that also awarded the prizes. 29 players attended the tournament...
Vice President of the [Palestinian Table Tennis] Association, Radwan Al-Sharif, spoke at the closing ceremony. He conveyed the greetings of Chairman of the Olympic committee Jibril Rajoub...
Al-Sharif stated that the tournament achieved many national, regional and athletic goals. He mentioned the glorious deeds of hero Martyr Dalal Mughrabi and noted that the Table Tennis Association acts in accordance with the Olympic Committee's agenda."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi glorified in ping pong tournament sponsored by PA official Jibril Rajoub 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Sept. 26, 2013
     "The Beit Iba Youth Sports Club finished its preparations for hosting The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Women's Table Tennis Tournament. The [club's] management convened for two consecutive days, during which tasks were handed out to the various committees in order to ensure the success of the tournament that will be sponsored by Chairman of the Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub and by the Palestinian Table Tennis Association.
The tournament is expected to open on Friday at 9:30 AM, and will be attended by a select group of table tennis players from all areas of Palestine. The tournament is intended for three groups: Women, young women and girls."

Text on photo: "The Palestinian Table Tennis Association"
"The Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Tournament"
"The Beit Iba Sports Club"
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Horse race named after terrorist Abu Sukkar 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 19, 2013
     “The Jabal Al-Nar Horse Riding Association organized the Palestine Festival of Purebred Arabian Horse Racing, sponsored by the Palestinian Equestrian Club, at the Nablus municipality racetrack. This [was done] to honor the Martyrs (Shahids) of national commitment, Martyr Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar and Martyr Bajes Khatatbeh and as a sign of joy over the release of the released prisoners.”

Note: 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.
Bajes Khatatbeh – was a member of the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security Forces.
In August 2013, 104 prisoners were slated to be released by Israel as a goodwill gesture to the PA in preparation for renewed negotiations.
Basketball tournament named after Fatah terrorist 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: “The Martyr Maher Jawabreh team won the Al-Fara’a Youth Basketball Championship”
     “The Al-Fara'a [refugee camp sports] center brought the Ramadan tournament for those born in 1997 to a close. The ‘Martyr (Shahid) Maher Jawabreh’ and ‘Martyr Mustafa Zalat’ teams met in the finals.”

Note: Maher Jawabreh – member of Fatah’s Military Intelligence. He was killed in 2001 while preparing a car bomb. The PA claims he was assassinated. He was involved in planning a terror attack on the no. 51 bus in Tel Aviv in 2000 in which approximately 10 people were injured.
Abbas awarded $6,000 to dance group named after terrorist Dalal Mughrabi 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 6, 2013
     "Head of [Palestinian] General Intelligence, Majed Faraj delivered President Mahmoud Abbas' greetings to his sons, the students in the Deheisheh refugee camp and in all refugee camps in Palestine, and handed out gifts to the graduates. Faraj announced that financial assistance in the form of a Presidential Grant would be given to the [dance group] Dalal Group for Popular Arts. The President [Abbas] granted it a sum of 6,000 US dollars. In addition, a sum of 4,000 dollars was granted to the Ashkelon Group for Popular Arts."
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Note: Dalal Mughrabi - led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history in 1978, when she and other terrorists hijacked a bus and killed 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Chess championship named after terrorist prisoner Abu Sukkar 
Source: Al-Ayyam, Aug. 1, 2013
      “The chess championship named after most veteran prisoner, Ahmad Jabara ‘Abu Sukkar’ may he rest in peace, organized by the Al-Fawwar community center for youth, has begun. 14 players are participating, nine of whom are from the Al-Fawwar refugee camp.”

Note: Ahmad 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.
Football tournament named after terrorist Fadi Al-Bahati 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2013
Headline: “A football tournament named after Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati [will be held] today”
     “Supported by the family of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati, a mini-football tournament will begin at 8:00 p.m. today [July 2, 2013], the ninth anniversary of [Al-Bahati’s] Martyrdom death. [The tournament will take place] at the Khaled bin Said School’s sports field. Four teams of players over the age of 30 will participate: A team from the Education [Administration], a team from the Lawyers’ Union, a group of Al-Yazan Taxi veterans , and a group of veterans of the Tulkarem police and Holy Sites Administration…”

Note: Fadi Al-Bahati - one of the heads of the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Nablus. He dispatched suicide bombers to attack Israel and was responsible for the manufacture of explosive devices. In 2001 he shot and killed two Israeli border policemen. In 2004 he was killed by the Israeli army.
19th annual football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad sponsored by UNDP 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2013
Headline: “Draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth.”
     “On Sunday, [April 21, 2013] the [group] draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth born in 1996, took place in the Al-Ansar Club offices in Jerusalem. The tournament is organized by the Ansar Al-Quds Club, sponsored by the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] and funded by the Islamic Development Bank [IsDB].”
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Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Following PMW's report on the tournament, UNDP issued a statement denying that they sponsored the event. To view PMW's bulletin on UNDP's statement, click here.
Football championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2013
Headline: “Al- Ansar Club in Jerusalem organizes the 19th football championship named after Abu Jihad.”
     "In the corridors of the Al-Ansar Club in Jerusalem preparations continue for the annual championship named after the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ which the club has made a point of holding annually since 1995.”

Note: 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, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

UNDP sponsored this championship, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on April 23, 2013.
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