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Jibril Rajoub
Jibril Rajoub
Jibril Rajoub is Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee (since Feb. 15, 2017). He is also Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Olympic Committee. He is a former member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council (until Aug. 2009), the former Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee (2009-2017), the former National Security Advisor to Yasser Arafat, rank of Brigadier-General, and the former Head of the West Bank Preventive Security Forces (1994-2002)

Jibril Rajoub was sentenced to life in prison in 1970 for throwing a grenade at an Israeli army truck. He was released in the Jibril Agreement - A deal between the Israeli government and the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP), led by Ahmed Jibril. On May 21, 1985, Israel released 1,150 Palestinian prisoners, including terrorist murderers, in exchange for three Israeli soldiers who had been taken hostage by the PFLP.

In 2015, the PA submitted a request to FIFA to suspend Israel, organized and promoted by Rajoub. PMW published a report, "PA sports: Prohibiting peace and glorifying terror," showing the irony of Rajoub's request, since the PA uses sports to further entrench the conflict with Israel and to send the message that murdering Israeli civilians is honorable and heroic. In 2016 and early 2017, PMW released two reports, "The Jibril Rajoub File" and "The Jibril Rajoub File: Special report for FIFA"  that showed Rajoub's support for terror and opposition to peacebuilding between Israelis and Palestinians.
Fatah Central Committee Secretary poses with map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Apr. 15, 2017
Image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub standing with an unidentified man. The two are holding a plaque between them featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

An article published by the independent Palestinian news agency Ma’an on April 15, 2017, indicates that Rajoub was the one presenting the plaque, and that the man receiving the plaque was an official visitor from an Arab country. The man was not further identified.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Fatah secretariat defends Jibril Rajoub, threatens to "sue" those who "fabricate claims" against him 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 11, 2017
Headline: “The Fatah Central Committee secretariat rejects the false claims against Rajoub”
     “The Fatah Movement Central Committee secretariat denied the reports in several media outlets, according to which there is truth to the claims against [Fatah] Central Committee member and Secretary Jibril Rajoub.
The secretariat said that our people does not believe these fabrications, whose goal is to harm authentic patriotic figures of stature, and which strive to bring sanctions against the entire Palestinian people. It also warned against spreading these news items, whose source is known, and which Zionist parties are trying to publish.
The secretariat… emphasized its right to sue whoever is tempted to fabricate claims against Rajoub on charges of slander and defamation. It also emphasized that the goals of these lies are known and clear, and that they will not harm the willpower of the Palestinian people in its legitimate struggle.”

While the article did not specify which “claims” and “lies” against Jibril Rajoub the Fatah Central Committee secretariat was responding to, they likely were referring to a $250 million lawsuit against him over his alleged role in the torture and murder of Palestinian-American Azzam Rahim by the PA Security Forces in 1995. Rajoub was served this lawsuit by Shurat HaDin upon his arrival in New York on April 5, 2017.
Around the same time, Palestinian Media Watch filed a complaint against Rajoub with FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee, detailing Rajoub's support of terror in his capacity as Chairman of the Palestinian Football Associaition.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official presents visitor with plaque showing map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: PSN, sports network of the PLO Supreme Council for Youth and Sport Affairs, Mar. 29, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub briefed his Maldivian colleague regarding developments in the FIFA International Monitoring Committee”


     “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary and] Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub today, Tuesday [March 29, 2017], discussed with Football Association of Maldives President Bassam Adeel Jaleel ways of strengthening the connection between the two friendly associations in the field of football.”

The article includes an image of Jibril Rajoub presenting Bassam Adeel Jaleel with an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas, and on the flag appears the Palestinian flag.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub presents "female fighters" with map of "Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 17, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad”


     “Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub honored female fighters Fatima Al-Haddar and Fahmiya Awad from Yatta today, Wednesday [March 15, 2017].”
[WAFA, official PA news agency, March 15, 2017; official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 17, 2017]

The article includes a picture of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub presenting an honorary plaque including the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

PMW has been unable to verify why the women are called “fighters” in the article.
Fatah official glorifies female terrorists for International Women's Day, gives out plaques erasing Israel  
Source: PNN Palestine News Network (independent Palestinian news agency), Mar. 12, 2017
Headline: “PNN in a video: ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem’ – central honor ceremony for female fighters and creators in honor of March 8 (i.e., International Women’s Day)”
      “In a large ceremony under the auspices of [Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub, the Bethlehem District and its Social Solidarity Committee launched the first annual ‘Female Stars of Bethlehem Ceremony 2017’ honor ceremony, through which a group of female fighters alongside female creators who excel in their professional and daily lives will be honored every year…
Rajoub noted that the honoring of the five fighters and 10 creators is part of the ongoing Palestinian national struggle. He noted that the women of Palestine draw from the giving and struggle of the first female Martyrs (Shahids) of Palestine, and prime among them Dalal Mughrabi (i.e., terrorist who led murder of 37, 12 of them children) and Laila Khaled (i.e., terrorist who took part in airplane hijackings), who succeeded in raising the Palestinian voice high and sounding it for the whole world.”
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Fatah official holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 6, 2017

Text and link posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub


Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub posted a link to an article with an image of Rajoub and the chairman of the Lebanese Football Association holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. It is unclear who is presenting the plaque to whom.

Headline of the article: "Rajoub discusses developing the activity of the Lebanese branch of the Palestinian [Football] Association with the chairman of the Lebanese Football Association"
Posted text: "The two discussed many matters relating to utilizing the Lebanese sports facilities and the development of technical and administrative staff members in the Palestinian clubs in Lebanon."

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official holds plaque of honor featuring map of “Palestine" erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 6, 2017
 

Text and link posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub posted a link to an article including an image of Rajoub and Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports Muhammad Fneish holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas. It is unclear who is presenting the plaque to whom.

Headline of the article: "Rajoub discusses with Lebanese Minister of Youth and Sports [Muhammad Fneish] ways to strengthen the bilateral cooperation"
Posted text: "[Rajoub] briefed him [Minister Fneish] on the ways to develop the Palestinian youth and sport sector in the Lebanese arena."

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official: Terrorist Marwan Barghouti is a "national asset" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 24, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub… emphasized that [Fatah] leadership member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) is a national asset that must be guarded, and added: ‘We will not give up on Marwan, and he must continue to be a uniting factor for the movement.’”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament.
Germany signs sports agreement with terror promoting PA official 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 1, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub signs first cooperation agreement in the field of sports with a representative of Germany”
       “[Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and] President of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee Jibril Rajoub and Director of the German Representative Office in the State of Palestine Peter Beerwerth today (sic., yesterday), Tuesday [Jan. 31, 2017], signed the first bilateral cooperation agreement between Palestine and Germany in the field of sports.
The signing of the agreement was a result of previous meetings between Rajoub and senior officials of the sports sector in Germany, in which the German Olympic Committee and the German Football Association demonstrated a willingness to contribute to the development of many sports branches in Palestine…
Peter Beerwerth emphasized that this agreement is one of the most important cooperation agreements between Germany and Palestine as friendly countries. He expressed pride over the signing of this agreement.”
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official signs "sports cooperation agreement" with Germany 
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, Jan. 31, 2017
Headline: “Palestine signs first sports cooperation agreement with Germany”
    "Jibril Rajoub, chairman of the Palestinian Football Association and Peter Beerwerth, Germany’s representative to Palestine Tuesday signed the first bilateral sports cooperation agreement. The agreement, signed at the Joseph Platter Academy in al-Bireh city, in the central West Bank, comes after a series of meetings held between Rajoub and German sports officials in Germany to examine ways to enhance the sports sector in Palestine.... On the other side, Beerwerth said the signed agreement constitutes one of the most import partnership agreements between Palestine and Germany as countries with friendly ties. He said, 'We are confident that Palestinian sports will achieve great success in all fields, and when it comes to football in particular.'”
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Fatah parade celebrates terrorist who murdered 37 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Jan. 1, 2017
Headline: “Fatah held a military parade for the anniversary of its Launch in Bethlehem”
  
Poster of terrorist Dalal Mughrabi
Text on poster: "Bethlehem branch of the Fatah Movement”
Posters of Dalal Mughrabi, PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas, and Yasser Arafat

Fatah Central Committee Deputy Secretary and Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub holds child at the parade.

     “The Fatah branch in Bethlehem held a military parade today, Sunday, on the 52nd anniversary of the outbreak of the Palestinian revolution and the Launch (Intilaqa) of the Fatah Movement... Taking part in the reception of the military parade were several of the new members of the Movement Central Committee, heads of the [PA] Security Forces, secretaries of the organizational branches, and the official and popular institutions…[Fatah] Movement Central Committee member ‘Abu Jihad’ [Mahmoud ] Al-Aloul gave a speech.”

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Fatah official: Trump’s “true face”: “Zionist and racist”  
Source: Al-Mayadeen (Lebanon), Nov. 11, 2016

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub: "Regarding [US President elect Donald] Trump, I think that even before he won, he revealed his true face, Zionist and racist, supporting and adopting the Israeli right-wing and racist policy. In my opinion, his predecessor [US President Barack Obama] is not better than him, even though at the beginning he tried to present himself in a different way."
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA)- a member of the World Organization of Scouts (WOSM)
Fatah official holding map of "Palestine" erasing Israel  
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Nov. 7, 2016

Text and picture posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs

The picture shows Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub and Oman Minister of Sport Affairs Sa'ad Bin Mohammed Al-Sa'adi holding a plaque of honor featuring the PA map of “Palestine" that presents all of Israel as "Palestine" together with the PA areas.
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official and Palestinian Police Director-General pose with plaque erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Oct. 19, 2016
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub


Posted text:
“I was happy to meet [PA] Palestinian Police Director-General Hazem Atallah at his office in Ramallah this afternoon [Oct. 19, 2016]”

In the image Jibril Rajoub and Hazem Atallah are seen holding a plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
PA officials visit families of terrorists serving life sentences for planning and carrying out the murder of civilians 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 18, 2016
Headline: "Karake: 470 prisoners have been sentenced to life sentences and 42 prisoners have served more than 20 years"
     "Director of [PLO] Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs Issa Karake said that 470 prisoners in the occupation's prisons have been sentenced to 1 life sentence or more. He noted that 42 prisoners have served more than 20 years, among them 16 prisoners who have served more than 25 years…
Karake said this during his visit to the family of prisoner Muhammad Al-Tous, who has begun his 32nd year in the occupation's prisons. He is one of the prisoners who was not released in the fourth group (of prisoners arrested before the Oslo Accords who were set to be released during the 2013-2014 peace talks –Ed.). Prisoner Al-Tous was arrested on Oct. 6, 1985 and was sentenced to a life sentence…
Karake and a delegation from the Commission of Prisoners’ Affairs visited the family of prisoner Jamal Rajoub in Dura in Hebron, who has begun his 19th year in the occupation’s prisons, and who was sentenced to a life sentence. Fatah Central Committee [Deputy Secretary and] member Jibril Rajoub and Governor of the Hebron District Kamel Hamid participated in this visit.”

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Fatah official: Holocaust was a crime, but Netanyahu "has no right to implement the same policy against the Palestinian people" 
Source: PA-run Channel Musawa, Sept. 9, 2016
PA-run Channel Musawa that is intended for an Israeli Arab audience, interview with Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “[Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin] Netanyahu cannot [now] and cannot continue to lead the world by the nose because of what happened to the Jews in Europe in the 1940s, which is something that we oppose and view as a crime, and the whole world views it as a crime, but he has no right to implement the same policy against the Palestinian people.”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Senior Fatah official: "Normalization with Israel is treason!" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 2, 2016
Official PA TV broadcast of an interview by Egyptian TV channel ONTV with Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub
Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee Jibril Rajoub: “We say to the Arabs: It is forbidden for anyone to create normalization with Israel! Normalization with Israel is treason . We also say to members of the Egyptian press and [address] the Egyptian public opinion : You must distinguish between reaching us (i.e., traveling to the PA areas) - and after all we are your relatives and loved ones, and we are on our land and want you to come to us, and that is an important message – and normalization with Israel. There is no normalization with Israel!”

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Senior Fatah official Jibril Rajoub makes disparaging comment about Christians: “The Merry Christmas bunch” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 2, 2016

Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Jibril Rajoub:
"Last time (i.e., the 2006 elections), even our [Christian] brothers, the Merry Christmas bunch - some of them voted for Hamas. Why would anyone vote for them [Hamas] today? What have they given? What have they given? What example? What behavior? They have only brought destruction and the use of means that do not suit our people in Gaza."
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
Fatah official: Interrogations of Palestinian football players by Israeli security forces were “carried out an inhuman manner, the likes of which were only [seen] in the ‘40s of the last century, in the Nazi prisons and detention cells”  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 31, 2016
Headline: “Rajoub: The Palestine Cup Finals were postponed by 48 hours due to the occupation’s steps”

“[Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee and] Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub announced the postponement by 48 hours of the Palestine Cup Finals return match between the Ahli Al-Khalil (i.e., Hebron) team and the Shabab Khan Yunis team. This was because the Israeli occupation authorities prevented the entry of seven Khan Yunis players and administration members into the northern districts (i.e., from the Gaza Strip into the West Bank) in order to participate in the match, which was supposed to take place yesterday [July 30, 2016] at 6:00 p.m. at the Hussein Bin Ali Stadium in Hebron…
Rajoub summarized all of the steps taken by the Israeli authorities against the players of the two teams: preventing the entry of four Ahli Hebron players into the southern districts (i.e., the Gaza Strip) for the first match [of the finals], preventing the entry of seven Khan Yunis team players and administration members into the northern districts, including the team’s first goalkeeper and goalkeeper trainer, and the interrogations that were carried out during the course of this at the crossing in an inhuman manner, the likes of which were only [seen] in the ‘40s of the last century, in the Nazi prisons and detention cells.”
Sports logo authorized by Fatah official featured map of “Palestine” that includes all of Israel  
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association, July 19, 2016

Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association

Posted text: “The logo that [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association] Jibril Rajoub authorized for the Palestine Cup Championship
‘The logo of the Palestine Cup Championship’”

The image shows the logo, featuring a trophy in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas colored in gold, and a keffiyeh (Arab headdress) pattern behind the map.

Text on the base of the trophy: “Palestine Cup”
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and Chairman of the Palestinian Scout Association (PSA).
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