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Sports used to glorify terrorists
Teams competing in "Shahid’s Day football tournament" named after terrorists
Source: Al-Ayyam, Feb. 1, 2011
Headline:Shahid Marwan Zalum team wins Shahids’ (Martyrs’) Day football tournament”
       “The Marwan Zalum team has won the Shahids’ (Martyrs’) Day football tournament, organized by the National Association of Shahids’ Families and the Institute for Families of the Shahids and the Injured, under the supervision of the Youth and Sports Administration in Bethlehem…
Present at the tournament were Deputy Governor of Bethlehem, Muhammad Taha; Secretary of the National Association of Shahids’ Families, Muhammad Sbeihat; Yusuf Abu-Laban, director of the Institute for Families of the Shahids and the Injured; Abd Al-Nasser Al-Sharif, General Director of the Youth and Sports Administration, and representatives of the Director of National Security, the General Director of the Police, and members of the office of the National Association of the Families of the Shahids and the Injured in Bethlehem. Seven teams participated, bearing the names of the Shahids: Hussein Obeidat, Thaer Hasan, Ali Alaan, Jaris Kankar, Basel Abu-Sa’adi, Ahmed Al-Balboul, and Marwan Zalum.
Taha greeted the Palestinian people and its Shahids, and conveyed the greetings of Governor Abd Al-Fattah Hamaye, who attaches special importance to the subject of the Shahids’ children. He praised the Shahids’ families for their resoluteness.”
Boxing tournament held at boy's school named after terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 9, 2010
Headline: “In the presence of [Jibril] Rajoub [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee ] - successful conclusion to the Second Palestine Boxing Tournament for youth and men in Hebron”
     “The tournament [was] held at the Shari’ah School for Boys in Hebron, and was named by the Palestinian Boxing Association after Shahid Ali Hassan Salameh, the ‘Red Prince.’”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.
Boxing tournament named after terrorist Ali Hassan Salameh
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Aug. 5, 2010
     PA TV sports news: “Tomorrow, Friday, the Palestinian Boxing Association will be holding the Shahid (Martyr) Ali Hassan Salameh Youth and Men’s Tournament at the Shari’ah school in Hebron.”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Commander of operations of the Black September terror organization. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics in 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered.
PA Boxing Association holds championship named after terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 24, 2010
     “Under the auspices of the Boxing Association, the Palestine Championship… for men and boys will commence next Friday, July 30, 2010, in the hall of the Shari’ah Boys’ School in Hebron. The championship will begin immediately after the Friday prayers, with the participation of more than 14 clubs from all regions of the homeland. The Palestinian Boxing Association has decided to name the championship after the Shahid (Martyr) Ali Hassan Salameh, the ‘Red Prince.’”

Note: Ali Hassan Salameh was commander of operations of the Black September terror group. He was one of the planners of the murders of 11 Israeli athletes in the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Football tournament for youth named after terrorist Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad)
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 13, 2010
 Headline: “Dr. Jihad Al-Wazir declares Islamic Qalqilya [team] winner of the 16th Prince of Shahids [Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) football] tournament, with Al-Ansar Al-Quds in second place”

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.
Youth football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 11, 2010
     "The Prince of Shahids (Martyrs), Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) 16th Football Tournament for youth will commence today."

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.
Football tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud
Source: Al-Ayyam, May 17, 2010
Headline: "Shahid (Martyr) [Abdallah Daoud] Abu Al-Qassam [football] tournament for security services teams begins on Friday"
     "The lottery for the football tournament named after the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud Abu Al-Qassam, was held yesterday at the joint operations headquarters in the Bethlehem district. Participating in the tournament are teams representing the [PA] security services in the Bethlehem district..."

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for numerous terror attacks. Along with other terrorists, he seized control over the Church of the Nativity in Bethlehem in 2002, and continued to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the status of the church as a religious site as shields. Abdallah Daoud died of an illness in Algeria.
Kids' football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 16, 2010
     "Yesterday evening the second Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad [football] tournament for children concluded at the Abu Dis [near Jerusalem] youth club; it is held annually under the auspices of Fatah... Abu Hilal (Fatah branch Secretary) spoke about the anniversary of the Martyrdom of the Shahid (Martyr) commander, Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad,' and about his journey of struggle. He reminded our children that we shall follow the same path of Abu Jihad and Yasser Arafat."
Football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad, team named after terrorist Tareq Al-Qato
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 25, 2010
Headline: "Shahid Tareq Al-Qato team wins the Shahids and Prisoners' football tournament title"
     "Shahid Tareq Al-Qato [team] seized the Shahids and Prisoners and Shahid Abu Jihad tournament trophy, while the Shahid Ayman Al-Jallad team attained second place. This was within the framework of the tournament games held by the Fatah Palestinian National Liberation movement on the playing fields of the Irtah high school, commemorating the memory of the heroic Shahids and the Shahid commander, Abu Jihad…. Eighteen youth teams from throughout the [Tulkarem] district participated in the tournament. All of the teams were named after Shahids."
PA TV sports program features tournament and dance troupe named after terrorists
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Apr. 23, 2010
     A PA TV sports program featured a report on the “Shahid (Martyr) Abu Ali Mustafa football tournament.” The report also mentioned that the “Dalal Mughrabi folk dance troupe” participated in the ceremony.

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.
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 PA terror campaign (the Intifada, 2000-2005).
Fencing tournament named after terrorist leader Abu Jihad
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 13, 2010
     "The Baladna Club will hold the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Fencing Championship on [Palestinian] Prisoners' Day and under the auspices of the Prime Minister [Fayyad]... in the club's building located in the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat Center... The girls' groups are [divided according to] age 13 - 20 and boys' groups from age 16."
Sports tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud
Source: Nablus TV website, Apr. 10, 2010
Headline: Results of the Shahid Abdallah Daoud tournament
     "As part of the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud tournament for [youth] born in 1993 [16-17 year-olds], organized by the Balata Youth Center under the auspices of the Fatah Palestinian National Liberation movement, bastion of the Shahid (Martyr) Yasser Arafat… a number of sports competitions were held yesterday… for the success of this great tournament, which bears the name of the Shahid (Martyr) of the deportees, Abdallah Daoud.
The supervisor of sport at the Balata Youth Center… thanked Fatah for its continued support of the center in order to hold competitions and championships."

Note: Abdallah Daoud headed the Palestinian intelligence service in Bethlehem, and was one of the terrorists who stormed into the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as a shield. He was deported to Cyprus and later Mauritania, and died in Algeria of natural causes.
Australian charity funds youth center named after Palestinian terrorist
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 14, 2010
     "David Vivian, program coordinator for World Vision Australia, together with Nujud Sa'da, the [World Vision] organization's program director, along with Ashraf Iseed, Fanda Yunan, Sonya Ghanem, from World Vision institute, held a meeting with Marwan Al-Washahi, executive director of the Shahid (Martyr) Salah Khalaf Center and Sa'id Hamdan, head of the Jenin Youth and Sport Administration, to discuss cooperation and future programs of the Youth and Sport Administration and the World Vision organization, and to discuss procedures for operating the World Vision-Palestine stadium in Qabatiya, which has been built at the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Youth Center...
Marwan Al-Washahi spoke on behalf of Musa Abu Zaid, executive director of the Youth and Sport Administration, thanking the heads of World Vision... and mentioning that the organization had provided the seed financing of the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Youth Center..."

Note: Abu Jihad was one of the founders of Fatah and ran its terror activities from the mid-1960's. Second to Arafat, he headed the military wing of PLO and served as deputy military commander of Fatah. Abu Jihad planned many of the major Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israel's history, in which 37 civilians were murdered, 12 of them children, in a bus hijacking led by Dalal Mughrabi in 1978.
UNRWA school honors terrorist with sports tourney
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2010
     “The Student Union Council and the Shabiba [Fatah youth] students’ movement at UNRWA’s Faculty of Educational Sciences has launched a football tournament under the name, 'The Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad Tournament.'"
[Ma’an News Agency, Feb. 16, 2010 and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 17, 2010]

Note: Abu Jihad 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 exposure of the tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad, the official PA daily published UNRWA's denial that a such a tournament had been held at an UNRWA educational institution. [
Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, February 25, 2010]
Football championship named after terrorist Liftawi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Nov. 22, 2009
Headline: “Ramallah Islamic sports club wins the Shahid (Martyr) Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi championship”
     “Yesterday, the Lifta charity association yesterday marked the fifth anniversary of the Martyr death of scouts commander Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, by holding a soccer championship at the city's Islamic [Sports] Club. The championship opened with a speech by educator Dayaa Ma'ala, head of the association… who emphasized that our people will persist in its legitimate struggle up until the establishment of our independent state with full sovereignty and the exalted Jerusalem as its capital…
He congratulated the pure Shahids and the late President Yasser Arafat and Muhammad Ghassan Liftawi, one of the founders of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs' Brigades in the West Bank, [and a former] scout commander of the Lifta association."

Note: Liftawi supervised shooting attacks and suicide bombings in Israel in which many civilians were killed and injured. He was one of Israel's most-wanted terrorists during the PA terror campaign (the "Intifada," 2000-2005), and was killed in a battle with IDF special forces in November, 2004.
Football tournament named for terrorist Abu Ali Mustafa
Source: Al-Quds, Sept. 15, 2009
     "The Jerusalem Crescent [football] team rose to second place in the Shahid (Martyr) Abu Ali Mustafa Tournament for Outstanding Teams."
Terrorist Dalal Mughrabi championship
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2008
Dalal Mughrabi in 1978 led the most lethal terror attack in Israeli history, in which 37 people were killed and more than 70 injured, in a bus hijacking.
     "The Islami Silwan Club, won the Dalal Mughrabi championship in football, organized by the Hilal Al-Quds Club, along with 5 teams from the different [sport] clubs of the region of Jerusalem.”

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. Abu Jihad was the terrorist leader who planned Mughrabi’s bus hijacking.

Football tournament named for Mughrabi
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 5, 2008
      "Islami Silwan" Club wins the Dalal Mughrabi Championship for youth… [for children] born in 1996 - the Islami Silwan Club, won the Dalal Mughrabi Championship in football, organized by the Hilal Al-Quds Club, along with five teams from the different [sports] clubs of the Jerusalem region."

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.
Sports championship honors terrorist Samir Kuntar
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2008
     “The A-Shati Services team won the Samir Kuntar Championship, which was arranged by the Gaza Sports Club, marking the 29th anniversary of his arrest.”   

Note: Samir Kuntar is a Lebanese terrorist who murdered four Israelis in 1979, including a four year-old girl. He was imprisoned by Israel and released in a prisoner exchange deal between Israel and Hezbollah in July 2008. He was exchanged for the bodies of Eldad Regev and Ehud Goldwasser, Israeli soldiers kidnapped and killed by Hezbollah in 2006.
The Shahid Abu-Jihad championship
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2008
Headline: The Fatah movement at the Al-Am'ari refugee camp inaugurates the Shahid Abu-Jihad championship on Friday …
     It is expected that a number of diverse activites will be taking place, on the sporting festival day that will commence on Friday, giving honor to the spirit of the Shahid, the Commander Abu-Jihad."
[Abu-Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir): One of the founders of the Fatah movement. Planned several terrorist attacks in which tens of Israelis were killed.]
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