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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.
Rajoub condemns Israel-Argentina match in Jerusalem: We’ll target Messi. Burn your Messi shirts, he shouldn’t “beautify the fascist occupation's image” 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, June 3, 2018

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub:
"We gave a letter to the ambassador of Argentina... intended for the government of Argentina and the Argentine [Football] Association, but it is also intended for [Argentine football player Lionel] Messi – Messi, who is a symbol of love and peace, and who is a UNICEF ambassador for spreading love and tolerance. We demand that he not serve as a means to beautify the fascist occupation's image and its racist policy… We won’t in any way agree that this game [between Argentina and Israel] take place. Starting from today we will begin a campaign against the Argentine [Football] Association, and we will personally target Messi, who has tens of millions of fans in Arab states, Islamic states, in Asia, in Africa, and in states that are friends of the Palestinian people. He is a symbol and a great thing for them. We will target Messi, and will demand that everyone burn their [Messi] shirts and pictures and renounce him – but we still hope that on Thursday, Messi will not come and will not be exploited to whitewash the occupation's crimes… I do not think that there is a difference between what is happening today and what happened in Europe in the 1930s."
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Head of Palestinian Football Association accuses Israel of “politicizing” sport, while calling on Argentina to avoid match against Israel in “occupied Jerusalem”  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 28, 2018
    “Chairman of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs and the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub called on Argentina to avoid participating in the friendly football match [with Israel] that is expected to take place on June 9 [2018] in occupied Jerusalem, as part of the Argentinian national team’s preparations for the World Cup. Rajoub expressed his opposition and condemnation of the Israeli occupation government’s decision to hold the match. He emphasized that Israel is politicizing the sport… This was said in an official protest letter that Rajoub sent to the Argentine Football Association, the South American Football Confederation [CONMEBOL], and also to FIFA and UEFA – both of which Israel belongs to, to the Union of Arab Football Associations, and the Islamic Solidarity Sports Federation… Rajoub expressed deep concern over the match being held in occupied Jerusalem, which constitutes clear submission ‘to the heavy political pressures that the government of Israel and its ministers have exerted, as Israeli Minister of Culture and Sports Miri Regev openly boasted.’ He added: ‘Israel, the occupying power, has politicized the sport in a way that contradicts the moral standards and international values that determine the principles of the sport.’”
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Fatah official attacks US over Jerusalem decision, demonizes Israel, and accuses Israel of “defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem,” and calls riots and terror attacks as “epics of courage” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Mar. 6, 2018
Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “What American President [Donald Trump] did when he omitted Jerusalem with a single stroke from the final resolution issues provides a recipe for continuation of the war and adds fuel to the fire, and this is inappropriate conduct... The US, led by Trump, is working to cover up for the organized state terror that is being led by a government that includes extremist fanatics, while the actions of murdering and arresting children, destroying homes, and expropriating lands constitute the height of terror, which requires international intervention to restrain its wild behavior... The official, settlement, rabbinic, and Jewish extremism is what feeds the phenomena of extremism in the region, through that which the settlers are committing with the support of the occupation government: arson, murder, expropriation, imprisonment, humiliation, and defilement of the sanctified places in Jerusalem – and especially the incessant invasions of the Al-Aqsa Mosque, which is thanks to American support and partnership…
The people of Jerusalem – who in July 2017 recorded epics of courage with their bared chests by defending the Al-Aqsa Mosque and Jerusalem (refers to riots and terror attacks; see note below –Ed.) – raise their eyes to the young Muslims through you (i.e., participants at the conference) with much hope, faith, and resolution.”

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Fatah official presents Ambassador to Uruguay plaque with map of “Palestine” 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Mar. 4, 2018

Link and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Posted text: “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary] #Jibril_Rajoub welcomes the Ambassador of Uruguay [to Palestine Enrique Ribeiro].”
The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub handing Ambassador of Uruguay to Palestine Enrique Ribeiro an honorary plaque featuring the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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: "There is no such thing as the capital city of the Jews;" Israel is "exploiting religion in order to justify its massacres and the terror" against Palestinians 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Feb. 5, 2018
Official PA TV program Pulse of the Fields, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Head of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub: “We think that Jerusalem is a holy city for all of the religions, because all of the monotheistic religions were given in Jerusalem. But we have not agreed, and will not agree, and will not allow there to be sovereignty for the Israeli occupation there or sovereignty for the Jewish religion, which we recognize, because there is no such thing as the capital city of the Jews (previously Rajoub said there would be Jewish sovereignty at the Western Wall; see note below –Ed.). There is no religion that has a capital city, other than in the logic of [US President Donald] Trump (sic., one such example is the Vatican; comment refers to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital)…
There will only be security, peace, and stability after the return of Jerusalem to its owners, and when Jerusalem will be open to all of the monotheistic religions for ritual purposes, and not as part of the Zionist colonialist project, which is exploiting religion in order to justify its massacres and the terror that it is committing against the Palestinian people.”

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Fatah official calls to implement same “peaceful and non-violent“ policies towards Israel as towards South Africa, compares Trump to “colonialist“ Balfour 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 18, 2017
        “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub demanded to strengthen the solidarity with our people, by the international community taking decisive steps regarding Israel.
Rajoub emphasized that the time has come for the same policy that succeeded in South Africa to be implemented, and the same peaceful and non-violent methods that the solidarity movements and states throughout the world use should be implemented.
He added that the time has also come to impose sanctions on those who violate the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people.
He said this during his participation in the 54th election conference of the ruling party [in South Africa], the African National Congress, on behalf of the PLO and Fatah, and as [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative… He asked: ‘Who is [US President Donald] Trump to determine the status of Jerusalem [by recognizing it as Israel’s capital]? One hundred years ago a British colonialist [Foreign Secretary] called Arthur James Balfour decided to give Palestine, which was not his land, to a movement that is not affiliated with our land (i.e., the Zionist movement.) We say to them - Jerusalem is not yours. Jerusalem is holy to the three monotheistic religions, and it is occupied land according to international law.’”

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Fatah official against Trump deciison on Jerusalem: Jerusalem must be called Al-Quds, there will be a "volcanic eruption" 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 13, 2017
Official PA TV, special broadcast, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: “Since the first day we have said that the role of the US has ended (i.e., following US President Donald Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital; see note below.) [PA President] brother Mahmoud Abbas spoke and said [this], right? Regarding the subject of the US and the subject of the American role, the US is the one that distanced itself… We need struggle and resistance that will maintain the flame which contains hope, and it needs to burn this occupation, end it, and sweep it away… However, we will not agree that the US will be the sole mediator on behalf of the world after what it did… I hope that after today none of us will say Jerusalem [in English] or Jerusalem [in Hebrew]. Its name is Al-Quds, and we must assert the word Al-Quds, so that they will say Al-Quds in all the languages and not say Jerusalem… They cannot understand that in every one of us there is a small Arafat. He threw a rock towards water he thought was still, but discovered that there is a volcanic eruption there and a situation in which the sparks blew up in his face.”

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Fatah official: US VP Pence is not welcome in the PA, following US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 8, 2017
Headline: “Rajoub: The US vice president is not welcome in Palestine”
       “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub said that American Vice President Mike Pence, who is supposed to visit the region this month, is not welcome in Palestine. Rajoub said: ‘I say on behalf of Fatah that we will not welcome [US President Donald] Trump’s vice [president] in the Palestinian territories. He asked to meet with [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas on Dec. 19 [2017] in Bethlehem, but this meeting will not take place. We ask the rest of the Arab capitals not to meet with an American leader so long as he says that united Jerusalem is the capital of the State of Israel.’”
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Palestinian reactions to US recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital: “A knife in the back,” “It will bring disgrace and destruction on the region,” “A clash is anticipated” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 7, 2017
     “Fatah Movement Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub said… that the transfer of the [US] embassy proves to us clearly that [US President Donald] Trump’s administration is not objective in its relations with the two sides in the struggle, is not balanced, and does not view Jerusalem as occupied territory…
Palestinian [PLO] Ambassador to Washington [and PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas’ Advisor on Strategic Affairs] Husam Zomlot said that American President Donald Trump’s decision regarding Jerusalem is a knife in the back and a bullet that kills the two-state solution…
The Al-Azhar Institutes in Palestine said: ‘The decision to transfer the American embassy to Jerusalem cannot pass in quiet. It will bring disgrace and destruction on the region, and it is the beginning of the end of the injustice that the US, Israel, and their helpers are causing.’ They emphasized that ‘A clash with the oppressor and oppressors is anticipated for Jerusalem – with all of its men, women, Murabitin (i.e., those carrying out Ribat, religious conflict/war to protect land claimed to be Islamic), and lovers.’”
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Fatah official: Israel is “a racist and fascist occupation... a distorted model, even for the Nazis” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub
: “There are still 5 million [Palestinians in the West Bank and Gaza Strip] from 1967 until now, who [through] their bare chests stand against a racist and fascist occupation, and what [the Israelis] are doing against this great people is a distorted model even for Nazism.”
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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).

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah official: Trump stole from the Arab nation, gave keys to Al-Aqsa Mosque and Church of the Holy Sepulchre to the Jews 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Dec. 6, 2017

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub
: “What [US President Donald] Trump did today [Dec. 6, 2017] is an act of theft [from] the Arab nation in a live and direct broadcast. This is a coup against the historical, legal, and religious place of Jerusalem. Today Trump gave the keys of the Al-Aqsa Mosque and [Church of the] Holy Sepulchre to the Jews.”
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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).

US recognition of Jerusalem as capital of Israel - On Dec. 6, 2017, US President Donald Trump gave a speech formally recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and stating that he had instructed the State Department to begin preparations to transfer the US embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Trump concluded by stating that the US is still fully committed to the peace process in the Middle East. Following his speech, Trump signed the waiver to delay the transfer of the embassy, and apparently will continue to do so until preparations for the transfer have been completed.
Fatah offiical glorifies Arafat; "The struggle [will be waged] through all of the types of operation, not just the rifle"  
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Nov. 11, 2017
Official PA TV, on the 13th anniversary of the death of former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "Our culture and idea as Fatah members, led by our teacher and master, the great Yasser Arafat, [is] that the struggle [will be waged] through all of the types of operation, not just the rifle – the rifle, university, school, coach, athlete, and everything that is connected to the components of a state. When you come to talk, you talk about someone who thinks – he doesn’t resist in order to take revenge, he resists because he wants to triumph. He resists because he wants to live. I think that this is one of the secrets of Yasser Arafat’s greatness, and we need to adhere to this…"

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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)
Head of Palestinian Football Association condemns FIFA decision to dismiss anti-Israel resolution 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 30, 2017
     “[Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association] Jibril Rajoub held a press conference at the Palestinian Football Association headquarters conference hall in Al-Ram, in which he spoke about the FIFA decision and its duty to maintain neutrality regarding the clubs from the settlements (F IFA rejected a PFA request to sanction Israel over Israeli clubs playing in the West Bank –Ed.). Rajoub began his speech by saying that ‘we [stand] today before a real problem, which is connected to the latest FIFA decision – a decision that completely contradicts FIFA’s laws and regulations, and also contradicts the recommendations of the FIFA congress’ appointed committee. This is contempt for the decisions of the [UN] Security Council…’ Rajoub continued: ‘FIFA is shirking its responsibility in the latest topic, and in recent years the new FIFA president has tried to stall and avoid this topic.’”
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Senior Fatah official Rajoub: Israel “works according to a fascist governmental plan, a government that is typical of Nazism” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Oct. 29, 2017

Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association (PFA) Jibril Rajoub:
"This is a blatant violation when they [Israelis] organize an official [football] league on lands that are not Israeli lands. Even the Israel [Football] Association did not dare to claim: “These lands belong to us.” The one [Israel] who brings in politics and makes sport political is the one who works according to a fascist governmental plan, a government that is typical of Nazism. We have rights, and we will continue to demand them at the FIFA court in accordance with all the laws and regulations, and also the laws of Switzerland where FIFA is located."
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Fatah official: “Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 7, 2017
Headline: "Rajoub: The time has come to build a true national partnership – [the unity government] will include the concept of the political solution, the resistance, and the state plan, and the rule of one law and one weapon"
     "Fatah Central Committee Secretary champion Jibril Rajoub said that 'The hour is ripe for building a political partnership that will include the concepts of a political solution, the general agreement about the resistance, a state plan, [and] the rule of one weapon (i.e., one military body) and one law.'
In an interview with [Lebanese TV] channel Al-Mayadeen he said: 'Resistance in the eyes of the Fatah and Hamas Movements is a means to ending the occupation and establishing a Palestinian state.' He emphasized that Fatah did not and will not relinquish the resistance and that today there are international plots against Palestine. Rajoub continued: 'Everyone agrees that the Palestinian state will be under one weapon, one police, and one regime. We need national unity that will focus on agreement and partnership.' He said: 'We want to create pressure on the occupation in order to achieve our rights.'"

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Jibril Rajoub: "Fatah... will not give up the resistance" 
Source: YouTube channel of Al-Mayadeen TV (Lebanon), Oct. 6, 2017


Lebanese TV channel Al-Mayadeen YouTube channel, interview with Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub.


Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "I think that when our brothers in Hamas said that there won’t be a war against Gaza, nor a war from Gaza, they conveyed a message to the world and to the international community that says: We are ready [for reconciliation with Fatah]..."
Al-Mayadeen TV host: "What has actually changed? Why will the reconciliation eliminate the resistance, or the idea of resistance?..."
Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "First of all, Fatah has not given up and will not give up the resistance. We are ready to enter a dialogue [with Hamas] and to refine our positions in order to reach a general agreement…We want to achieve national unity [with Hamas] on the basis of true partnership."
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Fatah official holds plaque shaped as map of “Palestine” replacing Israel at international taekwondo tournament 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 1, 2017

Headline
: “The Second Palestine International Taekwondo G1 Championship has concluded”
      “Present at the last day of the championship’s activities were Chairman of the [Palestine] Olympic Committee [and Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly… Fouly presented Jibril Rajoub with an honorary plaque from the World [Taekwondo] Federation.”

The article includes an image from the event showing Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee and Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub in the middle and Deputy Chairman of the World Taekwondo Federation Ahmed Fouly on the right. Rajoub and Fouly are holding honorary plaques in the shape of the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. It would appear the plaques in the photo are not the one mentioned in the article that Fouly gave to Rajoub, but plaques from Rajoub to the guests, showing “Palestine.”

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Fatah official: Israel's conduct in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem is “a distorted model, even for the Nazis” 
Source: Official Palestinian Authority TV, Sept. 21, 2017

Official PA TV program
State of Politics, hosting Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub

Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub: "[Abbas' speech at the UN] was by an angry leader, not a desperate one. He did not curse anybody. He even talked about the racist and fascist villains politely, as befits a leader. I say to our brother Fawzi Barhoum (of Hamas): Abbas is speaking to a world a part of which is convinced that the fascist occupation is the victim and we are the criminals. Indeed, this is a fascist and racist occupation, and what is happening in the West Bank, Gaza, and East Jerusalem is a distorted model, even for the Nazis."
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Senior Fatah official visits family of a terrorist who kidnapped and murdered an Israeli soldier 
Source: Facebook page of Jibril Rajoub, Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee, Sept. 9, 2017

Images and text posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub (marked with red arrow)


Posted text:
“[Fatah Central Committee Secretary] Jibril Rajoub during his visit to the family of prisoner fighter Karim Younes (i.e., terrorist, participated in murder of 1), the most veteran Palestinian prisoner and a Fatah Movement Central Committee member, in his village of ‘Ara this evening [Sept. 9, 2017].”

The images show Fatah Central Committee Secretary Jibril Rajoub during his visit to the family of terrorist Karim Younes.
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Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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).

Karim Younes - Israeli Arab serving a 40-year sentence for kidnapping and murdering Israeli soldier Avraham Bromberg in 1980 together with his cousin Maher Younes. Younes was originally sentenced to life in prison, but Israeli President Shimon Peres reduced his sentence in 2012. In May 2017 Younes was appointed by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas to the Fatah Central Committee.
Fatah official holds plaque with map of “Palestine” erasing Israel 
Source: Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association, Aug. 27, 2017

Image posted on the Facebook page of the Palestinian Football Association

The image shows Fatah Central Committee Secretary and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association Jibril Rajoub handing an honorary plaque – which features the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas – to a member of a visiting delegation of the Jordanian Al-Jazeera football club.

Jibril Rajoub also holds the following positions: Head of the PLO 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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