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Jerusalem club holds “the 21st Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad futsal youth tournament”‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
     On Monday [April 20, 2015] a draw took place at the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club... for the 21st Prince ‎of Martyrs 'Abu Jihad' futsal (indoor football) youth tournament for those born in 1996, held ‎consecutively by the club since 1995. The tournament will be held on Friday, April 24, 2015 at the ‎Burj Luq Luq hall, under the supervision of the Central [Football] Association and under the ‎auspices of the Association of the Clubs of Jerusalem and athlete Khamis Dkeidek, Head of the ‎Diving Association." ‎
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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. 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.‎
Indoor football tournament held in honor of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2015
     ‎"The Tell [village] sports club held, in the presence of Secretary of Fatah's Nablus branch Jihad ‎Ramadan, Head of the Tell Village Council Mundhir Shtayyeh, and a large number of prominent ‎figures from the village, a futsal (indoor football) tournament in honor of Martyr Abu Jihad and ‎Palestinian Prisoners' Day at the boys' school 'Mohammed bin Rashid' in the village."‎
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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. 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.‎
Fencing tournament named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad held under auspices of Fatah official Jibril Rajoub
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 20, 2015
Headline: “The [Palestinian] Fencing Association holds a championship [named after] Abu Jihad in Jericho”
      “The [Palestinian] Fencing Association has confirmed that a fencing championship [named after] Martyr Abu Jihad will take place at the Madinat Al-Amal compound in Jericho on Friday [April 24, 2015] at 9 in the morning, under the auspices of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and] Head of the Palestine Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub.”
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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.
Table tennis championship named after terrorist who murdered 125 people
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2015
Headline: “The Table Tennis Association is organizing the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir Doubles Championship”
     “The Palestinian Table Tennis Association will organize a table tennis doubles championship named after Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ on the 27th anniversary of his death as a Martyr, under the auspices of the [Ansar] Al-Aqsa Club…this Friday [April 24, 2015].”

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 also 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.
Martial Arts festival named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 17, 2015
Headline: “The Palestinian Academy of Martial Arts opened the third Prince of Martyrs festival”
     “The [President and] Head of the Board of Directors of the Palestinian Academy for Martial Arts Jihad Uweida, announced that the Board of Directors and its affiliated clubs are prepared for the opening of the third Prince of Martyrs ‘Abu-Jihad’ festival, for the third consecutive year, to be held on the 27th anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu-Jihad.’ The tournament will take place in Jerusalem, Hebron, Ramallah and Tulkarem districts, under the generous auspices of the National Committee Against Normalization [in Palestine].”
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Palestinian Football Association supervises youth football championship named after terrorist who murdered 125
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 14, 2015
Headline: “The Ansar Al-Quds Club is preparing to hold the 21st football championship named after Abu Jihad”
     “As is its custom since 1995, the Ansar Al-Quds Club is organizing the football championship named after the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids), Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad. The club began the preparations for the 21st championship and the distribution of invitations to all the Jerusalem clubs. The championship will take place on Friday, April 24, 2015, at the Burj Luq Luq fields in the Old City [of Jerusalem], through the futsal method, [and it is meant] for players born in 1996 or later (i.e., 19 and under)…
The championship will be held under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association.”

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 also 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 holds ping pong tournament named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Al-Ayyam, Apr. 13, 2015


Headline:
"[Fatah's] Jerusalem branch organized the sub-branches' ping pong tournament" ‎
     ‎"Fatah's Jerusalem branch held the first ping pong tournament for sub-branches under the name ‎‎'Martyr Abu Jihad Tournament' in Qalandiya refugee camp, north of Jerusalem. Present at the ‎tournament were the Jerusalem branch members, many of the movement's members and ‎secretaries of branches, and Fatah's 'Shabiba' [youth] movement. ‎
Jerusalem branch member and Commissioner of Mobilization and Organization Abd Abu Sbeih ‎noted that the tournament is for all sub-branches in the Jerusalem district and is intended to ‎strengthen the bond between the movement's branches, in addition to creating an atmosphere of ‎love and brotherhood among the young people and spreading the spirit of unity among them. He ‎added: 'The tournament was named after Martyr Abu Jihad because it takes place close to the ‎anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir.'" ‎
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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. 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 and PLO table tennis tournament honors terrorists who sent suicide bomber who ‎killed 6‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 6, 2015
     ‎"In cooperation with Fatah in the village of Beit Fajjar and the Table Tennis Association, the [PLO] ‎Commission of Prisoners' Affairs organized a table tennis tournament in honor of prisoners from ‎the village that were sentenced to life imprisonment. Thirty-two athletes from different parts of the ‎homeland participated in the tournament. This solidarity activity took place within the framework of a ‎number of events for Palestinian Prisoners' Day, and the spokesmen for the Commission of ‎Prisoners and Fatah - Munqidh Abu Atwan for the Commission, and Jawad Thawabteh for Fatah - ‎emphasized the need to support the prisoners, and that they should be present in all aspects of life ‎in the Palestinian nation. At the end of the tournament, a ceremony was held in honor of the ‎prisoners Hamza Omar Shamarkha and Amjad Takatka, each sentenced to six life sentences, and ‎Kamal Bello, sentenced to life. Likewise, prizes were given to the winners of the tournament.‎
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Note: Hamza Omar Shamarkha - is serving 6 life sentences and another 20 years for sending the ‎suicide bomber Andalib Takatka to her attack at Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda outdoor market on ‎April 12, 2002 in which she killed 6 and wounded more than 80 people. ‎
Amjad Takatka - is serving 6 life sentences and another 20 years for his involvement in the suicide ‎attack carried out by Andalib Takatka, who killed 6 and wounded more than 80 people in the ‎suicide attack she carried out on April 12, 2002. ‎
Kamal Bello - was arrested in 2004 and is serving one life sentence. PMW has been unable to ‎verify the exact nature of his crimes.‎
Fatah and PLO organize tournament named after terrorists responsible for the ‎killing of 46‎
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 18, 2015
     ‎"The [PLO's] Popular Committee for Refugee Affairs at the Khan Yunis Refugee Camp ‎organized, in cooperation with Fatah's West Khan Yunis branch... a sports festival in ‎support of President Mahmoud Abbas and as a show of loyalty to the blood of the ‎Martyrs (Shahids), as the highlight of the Martyr Raed Al-Karmi and Martyr Dalal ‎Mughrabi Tournament... ‎[The director of the Refugee Camps (in the PLO's Department for Refugee Affairs)] ‎Mazen Abu Zaid said that... the blood of Martyr Raed Al-Karmi, a resident of the Gaza Strip, and ‎the blood of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi, a resident of the Sabra refugee camp in ‎Lebanon, had been absorbed into the soil of the homeland, and embraced the ‎blood of the Gazan Martyrs, in order to draw the map of the homeland for us and to ‎serve as a message: Palestine is one, indivisible unit."‎
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Notes: Raed Al-Karmi - a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative responsible for ‎the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on January 23, ‎‎2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na'aman on ‎July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on August 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on October 5, ‎‎2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on August 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on ‎September 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on January 14, 2002. 
Dalal Mughrabi led the most lethal terror attack in Israel's history, known as the Coastal ‎Road massacre, in 1978, when she and other Fatah terrorists hijacked a bus on Israel's ‎Coastal Highway, killing 37 civilians, 12 of them children, and wounding over 70. ‎Palestinians often refer to the attack as the "Kamal Adwan operation."‎
Racing tournament named after terror ‎leader Abu Ali Mustafa sponsored by Fatah official
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 16, 2014
     ‎“The fifth round of the 2014 Palestine ‎racing tournament (The Abu Ali Mustafa ‎Tournament) [parenthesis in source] has ‎ended. [The tournament] was organized ‎by the Jericho [Race] Car and Bicycle ‎Union, with the participation of 24 ‎competitors from the various districts of the ‎homeland, under the patronage of ‎‎[Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central ‎Committee, Head of the Supreme Council ‎for Sport and Youth Affairs, and] ‎Chairman of the Olympic Council Jibril ‎Rajoub, and with the support of the ‎leadership of the National Security ‎Forces.”‎

Note: Abu Ali Mustafa - General Secretary ‎of the terror organization Popular Front for ‎the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). He ‎planned numerous terror attacks against ‎Israeli civilians during the Palestinian terror ‎campaign (the Intifada, 2000-2005).‎
Al-Quds University funded by the UN and EU honors terrorist murderer‎
Source: Al-Ayyam, Nov. 11, 2014
Al-Quds University honored Hamas terrorist Ibrahim Al-Akari, who carried out a terrorist ‎attack on Nov. 5, 2014, at a light-rail station in Jerusalem. Two were killed and at least ‎‎13 were injured in the attack:‎
     ‎"The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society organized the Martyr (Shahid) Ibrahim Al-‎Akari Tournament two days ago [Nov. 9, 2014] in cooperation with the Physical ‎Education Faculty of Al-Quds University - the Burj Luq Luq campus... Dr. Ahmad Al-‎Khawaja, the person responsible for the Physical Education Faculty at the Burj Luq ‎Luq campus of the Al-Quds University, emphasized that this activity (the tournament) ‎was the work of the physical education students at Burj Luq Luq, and that it was a ‎national activity held in honor and appreciation of the soul of the heroic Martyr Ibrahim ‎Al-Akari."‎
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Note: In July 2013, the UN announced a donation of €2.4 million (close to 3 million USD) from the EU and UNDP (United Nations Development Programme) to Al-Quds ‎University, the aim of which would be to "contribute to the development and protection ‎of Palestinian cultural heritage in the old city of Jerusalem." [UNDP website, July 2, ‎‎2013 and Al-Quds University website, accessed Nov. 12, 2014]‎
The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society, which helped organize the tournament ‎honoring Al-Akari, is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2013 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission, ANERA (American ‎Near East Refugee Aid) and Terre des Hommes. [p. 56 in Annual Report 2013 of The ‎Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society http://www.burjalluqluq.org, accessed Nov. 13, ‎‎2014]‎
Palestinian football tournament names teams after arch-terrorists Ahmad Yassin, Abu Ali Mustafa, Abu Jihad, Fathi Shaqaqi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 10, 2014
     “The Tapuach municipality organized a football tournament including eight teams made up of young men from the village of Tapuach [in the Hebron district]. The teams were named after Martyrs (Shahids) from the village and from among the leaders of the [Palestinian] factions. Here are the [names of the] teams: the Martyr Yasser Arafat team, the Martyr Ahmad Yassin team, the Martyr Abu Ali Mustafa team, the Martyr Abu Jihad team, the Martyr Fathi Shaqaqi team, the Martyr Abd Al-Karim Salameh Al-Taradeh team, the Martyr Hijazi Arzekat team and the Martyr Walid Khamaiseh team. In addition, the tournament bore the name ‘Martyrs of Gaza’ to commemorate them and strengthen the unity of our people… At the conclusion [of the tournament], the town mayor [Mahmoud Abdallah Arzekat] thanked the participants and the coaches for this achievement, and promised to sponsor these activities and to take action [to ensure] their continuation. In addition, tournament organizer Omar Arzekat and the executive committee [of the tournament] thanked the Tapuach municipality, represented by its director and members, for sponsoring and organizing the tournament."

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Sports auditorium named for terrorist involved in Munich Olympics massacre
Source: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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,' (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.
“20th [football] championship named after Prince of Martyrs” Abu Jihad, responsible for deaths of 125 Israelis
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2014
Headline: "Jerusalem Al-Ansar is organizing the 20th championship named after Abu Jihad"
       "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club will hold the 20th championship named after Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad on the 16th of May [2014] for youth born in 1997. It should be noted that the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has been holding this championship non-stop since 1995, on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Abu Jihad."

Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) – one of the founders of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. Headed PLO’s military wing. 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.
Sports club holds annual football tournament named after terrorist who murdered 125
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2014
Headline: "Jerusalem Al-Ansar is organizing the 20th championship named after Abu Jihad"
     "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club will hold the 20th championship named after Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad on the 16th of May [2014] for youth born in 1997. It should be noted that the Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has been holding this championship non-stop since 1995, on the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of leader Abu Jihad."

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.
PA is official patron for tournament with teams named after arch-terrorists
Source: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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: Official PA daily, 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.
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