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

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

Note: Ahmad Jabarah Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
Bajes Khatatbeh – was a member of the Palestinian Authority Preventive Security Forces.
In August 2013, 104 prisoners were slated to be released by Israel as a goodwill gesture to the PA in preparation for renewed negotiations.
Basketball tournament named after Fatah terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 8, 2013
Headline: “The Martyr Maher Jawabreh team won the Al-Fara’a Youth Basketball Championship”
     “The Al-Fara'a [refugee camp sports] center brought the Ramadan tournament for those born in 1997 to a close. The ‘Martyr (Shahid) Maher Jawabreh’ and ‘Martyr Mustafa Zalat’ teams met in the finals.”

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

Note: Ahmad Abu Sukkar planned a bombing attack in 1975 in which a refrigerator filled with explosives was detonated in Jerusalem. 15 people were killed and over 60 people were wounded. He was sentenced to life in prison plus 30 years, but was released from prison after 28 years as part of a goodwill gesture from Israel to the PA in 2003. He was a member of the Fatah Revolutionary Council and an advisor to Arafat on prisoners' affairs. He died of a heart attack in 2013 in the PA.
Football tournament named after terrorist Fadi Al-Bahati 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 3, 2013
Headline: “A football tournament named after Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati [will be held] today”
     “Supported by the family of Martyr (Shahid) Fadi Al-Bahati, a mini-football tournament will begin at 8:00 p.m. today [July 2, 2013], the ninth anniversary of [Al-Bahati’s] Martyrdom death. [The tournament will take place] at the Khaled bin Said School’s sports field. Four teams of players over the age of 30 will participate: A team from the Education [Administration], a team from the Lawyers’ Union, a group of Al-Yazan Taxi veterans , and a group of veterans of the Tulkarem police and Holy Sites Administration…”

Note: Fadi Al-Bahati - one of the heads of the military wing of Islamic Jihad in Nablus. He dispatched suicide bombers to attack Israel and was responsible for the manufacture of explosive devices. In 2001 he shot and killed two Israeli border policemen. In 2004 he was killed by the Israeli army.
Palestinian Football Association supervises 19th annual tournament named after Abu Jihad, sponsored by UNDP 
Source: Ma’an, independent Palestinian news agency, Apr. 27, 2013
    

          “The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club has succeeded, for the 19th consecutive year, in organizing this [Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth] championship under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian Football] Association.”
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The UNDP's logo can be seen in a picture of the event in the upper left corner. Following PMW's report on the tournament, UNDP issued a statement denying that they sponsored the event. To view PMW's bulletin on UNDP's statement, click here
19th annual football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad sponsored by UNDP 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2013
Headline: “Draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth.”
     “On Sunday, [April 21, 2013] the [group] draw for the 19th Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad Football Tournament for youth born in 1996, took place in the Al-Ansar Club offices in Jerusalem. The tournament is organized by the Ansar Al-Quds Club, sponsored by the United Nations Development Program [UNDP] and funded by the Islamic Development Bank [IsDB]... [The drawing for the championship match brackets was held] in the presence of Deputy Director of the Palestinian [Football] Association – Central Branch Khaled Al-Sayyad, and [Palestinian Football] Association member Imad Qara’in.”
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Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.
Following PMW's report on the tournament, UNDP issued a statement denying that they sponsored the event. To view PMW's bulletin on UNDP's statement, click here.
Football championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 10, 2013
Headline: “Al- Ansar Club in Jerusalem organizes the 19th football championship named after Abu Jihad.”
     "In the corridors of the Al-Ansar Club in Jerusalem preparations continue for the annual championship named after the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad,’ which the club has made a point of holding annually since 1995.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks, including the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

UNDP sponsored this championship, the official PA daily Al-Hayat Al-Jadida reported on April 23, 2013.
Sports festival named after terrorist Abu Jihad, the "Prince of Martyrs" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2013
Headline: “On the anniversary of Abu Jihad’s death as Martyr (Shahid) – the Palestinian Association for Martial Arts holds its first Prince of Martyrs festival.”
     “President of the Palestinian Academy for Martial Arts, Jihad Uweida, announced that the association’s events and activities will begin this April 16, parallel to the anniversary of the death of commander Martyr, Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’.
The constituent council of the Academy [for Martial Arts] is working diligently to mark this anniversary by holding its first sports festival in Jerusalem in cooperation with the Jerusalem sports and youth clubs and institutions. The festival includes all sports related to martial arts and self-defense in addition to football, basketball and a bicycle race.”

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.
Fatah football tournament for youth named after 3 terrorist murderers 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 19, 2012
     "In the presence of the family of Martyr Haitham Al-Naana, [and a representative of the security services], Fatah's Nablus branch sponsored the championship... of the third 'Martyrs Raed Al-Sarkaji, Anan Sobh, Ghassan Abu Sharakh, and Haitham Al-Naana Ramadan Football Championship' for youth born in 1996...
A closing ceremony was held... that began with a moment of silence and a recitation of [the Quran's] Surat Al-Fatihah, in memory of the heroic Martyrs."
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Note: Raed Al-Sarkaji, Anan Sobh and Ghassan Abu Sharakh were suspected of involvement in a shooting attack in the West Bank in which Rabbi ‎Meir Chai was killed, on Dec. 24, 2009. The three were killed a week after the attack by ‎Israeli soldiers trying to arrest them. ‎Haitham Al-Naana was also suspected of involvement in the attack that killed Rabbi ‎Meir Chai, and was killed in a brawl in April 2012.‎
Fatah official to Olympic Committee: Request to hold minute of silence in memory of Munich massacre "constitutes an unjustified provocation" and "demonstrates a politicization of sport" 
Source: Al-Akhbar, Lebanese daily, July 24, 2012
     "There are efforts by Israel to press the International Olympic Committee to have a minute of standing in silence at the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games. This year is the 40th anniversary of the event (i.e., Munich Massacre, 11 Israeli Olympic athletes murdered), and the Israeli activity has increased with support from the US, Australia, and Canada, to hold a minute of silence at the opening ceremony that will be held in London on Friday [July 27, 2012]. This matter caused the Palestine Olympic Committee to act quickly through correspondence with members of the Executive Board of the International Olympic Committee, including the Lebanese Toni Khoury . Khoury received a letter from Chairman of the Palestine Olympic Committee [and Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee] Jibril Rajoub, which said:
‘In the name of the Palestinian people and the Palestinian athletes, we bless you…The Israeli side is endeavoring to hold a memorial [service] for the Munich event at the upcoming Olympic Games in London. This constitutes an unjustified provocation, especially since the Palestinian athlete… is exposed daily to blockades, arrest, and humiliation, and many of them have been killed. This behavior by the Israeli side demonstrates a politicization of sport. Therefore, we expect your intervention in order to eliminate this topic from the agenda of the organizing committee, especially since the office of the director of the International Olympic Committee has rejected this matter in the past; however, there are pressures from the side of the American Congress, and the governments of Canada and Australia, to discuss this matter again.
Therefore we hope that a concerted and effective effort will be made by your side to make sure that this matter is deleted, and that it will not be discussed in any way.'"

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PA daily: Sports center named after terrorist Abu Iyad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 7, 2012
     "Under the auspices of President Mahmoud Abbas, the first Tubas and Northern Valleys' festival opened the day before yesterday under the slogan, 'We broke the chains, the home will be built." The festival took place at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf [Sports] Center in Al-Fari'a, with the participation of officials and civilians from all districts of the homeland and Palestinians of the [Palestinian] Interior (i.e., Israeli Arabs)."

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).
PLO-sponsored educational program for youth held in center named after Munich terrorist and terrorist Mughrabi 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 2, 2012
    "The physical education department at Al-Quds University in Abu Dis completed the 12th educational [program] for its scouts team. It was held in cooperation with the university, and under the auspices and with the support of the [PLO's] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, at the Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf Center in Al-Fari'a, for 40 male and female scouts... Participants were divided into four small groups, named for Martyrs: the Martyr Izz A-Din Al-Qassam group; the Martyr Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud group; the Martyr Bajes Abu Atwan group; and the Martyr Dalal Mughrabi group."
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Note: The Supreme Council for Youth and Sports, which sponsored the following sports tournament, is a PLO body whose members were approved last year by PA Chairman Mahmoud Abbas.
Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - a founder of Fatah and head of the Black September terror group. Attacks he planned included the murder of two American diplomats, as well as the murders of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972.
Izz A-Din Al-Qassam - influential Islamic preacher in British Mandate Palestine during the 1930s, who led a Muslim terror group.
Abd Al-Rahim Mahmoud - poet who composed the "Song of the Martyr." He was killed in 1948 fighting against Israel.
Bajes Abu Atwan - killed fighting against Israel in the '70s.
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.
PA daily: Sports tournament named after terrorist Raed Nazzel 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 28, 2012
Headline: "Popular Front concluded its Martyr (Shahid) Raed Nazzal tournament in Qalqilya."

Note: Raed Musa Ibrahim Nazzal - former head of the Popular Front in Qalqilya, was responsible for the planning and carrying out of several terror attacks, including the suicide attack in Karnei Shomron in Feb. 2002, in which three youth were killed and more than 30 were injured. He was killed during a firefight with Israeli soldiers in Qalqilya in April 2002.
Judo tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad to commemorate his death 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 24, 2012
     "The Palestinian Judo Association held the Martyr Abu Jihad judo tournament on the anniversary of the death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir - 'Abu Jihad'... Ziyad Abu Sbih delivered a moving address in which he reviewed the life of Martyr Abu Jihad and his national achievements. He told the children and youth about the Martyr's biography."
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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.
Club holds tournament named after "the Prince of Martyrs" - terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
     "Sponsored by the Palestinian Investment Fund - 'The Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad' Tournament draw will take place today at the 'Al-Ansar club."
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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.
Sports tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad was attended by Fatah officials 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2012
Headline: “The Boxing Association ends the Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad Tournament with great success.”
     “With huge success and excellent organization, the events of the third classification tournament for youth and men, the ‘Martyr Abu Jihad Tournament’, organized by the Palestinian Boxing Association, ended in the Al-Istiqlal University in Jericho (The Palestinian Academy for Security Sciences)… The championship was attended by [Member of Fatah Central Committee] and Chairman of the Al-Istiqlal University board, Tawfiq Tirawi… and Yusuf Lafi, representing [Deputy-Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee] and Chairman of the Olympic Committee, Jibril Rajoub.”

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.
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