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Sports used to glorify terrorists
Table-tennis championship named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 16, 2012
     "Abu Jihad table-tennis championship reaches the quarter-finals."
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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 tournaments named after terrorist Abu Jihad to commemorate his death 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 12, 2012
     "The anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of our people's legendary leader, Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, is approaching, and in its honor the sports organizations in Palestine are organizing many tournaments in diverse branches of sports... the knights of the Ansar Al-Quds club have commemorated this anniversary every year, and continue to do so. This year they will be holding their 18th tournament; it is always held in the Jerusalem district… This is the city which the Martyr [Abu Jihad] loved, and for whose sake he departed for a higher place."
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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.
PA daily: School named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 7, 2012
     "Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad School names the winner of the Ya'bad marathon..."
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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.
PA daily: Boxing Association names tournament after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 27, 2012
     "The Boxing Association has announced the launch of the Third Palestine Tournament for Men and Boys. The association has named [the tournament] 'the Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, Tournament.'"
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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 suicide terrorist that killed 19 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 15, 2012
Headline: "Al-Fari'ah Center concludes its very successful Futsal tournaments for youth and children"
     The article lists the names of some twenty “Shahids” (Martyrs) from the Al-Fari'ah refugee camp. The futsal (indoor football) tournaments themselves are named after Shahids, as are the participating teams. One of the teams participating in the youth tournament is named after Shahid Muhammad Al-Ghoul – a suicide terrorist who blew himself up on a bus at the Pat junction in Jerusalem in 2002, killing 19.
Tennis tournament named after criminal prisoners released in Shalit deal 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 9, 2011
     "The Released Prisoners Fuad and Ayman Al-Razem Table Tennis Tournament for Youth commences today."

Note: Released prisoner Muhammad Ayman Al-Razem was imprisoned in 1996 for several security offenses and was exiled after his release in the Shalit exchange. Released prisoner Fuad Al-Razem was imprisoned in 1981 for murder, possession of a weapon, attempted murder, and robbery.
Abbas: "Sports should be separate from politics" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 18, 2011
Abbas’ moderate statement to the Italian newspaper is contradicted by the PA's active policy of naming sports events after terrorists:
Headline:
“President Abbas hopes that Barcelona will win the League”
     “President Abbas said in an interview published in the well-known Italian sports paper, Gazzetta dello Sport… that sports should be separate from politics. He highlighted the value of sports as a medium with ‘positive messages’.”

Football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2011
Headline: “Results for the first day of the 17th Abu Jihad football tournament”
     “Under the sponsorship of the Bank of Palestine, the first national bank, the 17th football tournament named after the Prince of Shahids, Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad), commenced on Friday morning, for participants born in 1995. The tournament is organized by the Al-Ansar Club of Jerusalem, in cooperation with the Shahid’s son, Jihad Al-Wazir, the chairman of the Palestinian monetary authority, and under the supervision of the Palestinian Football Association.”

Note: 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
Basketball tournament named after terrorist Shahid (Martyr) Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2011
Headline: “Basketball tournament for adults, named after the Shahids (Martyrs) Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad) and Al-Rantisi begins today”
     “The higher committee organizing the senior basketball tournament named after the Shahids, the leaders Khalil Al-Wazir Abu Jihad and Dr. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi… held a technical meeting at the headquarters of the Palestinian Association for Adult Sportsmen. The tournament is being organized by the Association for Adult [Sportsmen] and the ‘Ataa’ Institute, under the supervision of the Palestinian Basketball Association.”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) was one of the founders of Fatah who planned many deadly terror attacks. Abd Al-Aziz Al-Rantisi was a co-founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Football tournament named after "the Prince of Shahids [Martyrs]" Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 31, 2011
Headline: “Under the auspices of [the Shahid’s] son, Jihad Al-Wazir – the Jerusalemite Al-Ansar [Club] plans to organize the 17th [annual] tournament named after the Prince of Shahids
     “In the corridors of the Al-Ansar Club in Jerusalem, preparations have begun to organize the 17th football tournament named after the Prince of Shahids (Martyrs), Khalil Al-Wazir (Abu Jihad). The club has held [the tournament] annually since 1995. The tournament is expected to be held during the last week of April… under the auspices of Jihad Al-Wazir, son of the late commander Abu Jihad.”

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.
Karate championship named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud sponsored by university president 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 30, 2011
Headline: ”Sponsored by An-Najah University President Dr. Rami Hamdallah, the Al-Aqsa [Karate] Academy and the ’Alive’ National Campaign concluded the second Abdallah Daoud Karate Championship”
     ”The Al-Aqsa Karate and Martial Arts Academy, in cooperation with the National Campaign to Return the Church of the Nativity Exiles, ”Alive,” concluded the second Abdallah Daoud Karate Championship. This was done under the auspices of the An-Najah National University’s President, Dr. Rami Hamdallah.”

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for many terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as shields.
Boys and girls of different age groups participated in the karate competition. The youngest were under seven years old. The oldest were fourteen.
PA daily sports op-ed honors Palestinian terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 9, 2011
In an op-ed in the sports pages claiming that the Jewish team playing in the World Cup in 1934 was actually Palestinian, the official PA daily sports journalist also took the opportunity to praise several Palestinian terrorists.

Bader Maki writes in an op-ed in the sports pages:

     "Today we recall the memory of our pure Shahids (Martyrs), who paved the way for our people’s freedom, first among them Yasser Arafat; Sheikh Ahmed Yassin; Fathi Shaqaqi; Amr Al-Qassem; Abu Ali Mustafa; [Che] Guevara of Gaza [Muhammad Al-Aswad]; Dalal Mughrabi; Abu Iyad; Abu Jihad; Lena Al-Nablusi; Iman Hijjo; Faisal Al-Husseini; Al Abu Touq; and the Shahids of the eternal Land Day in the Interior (i.e., Israel)."

Note: Sheikh Ahmed Yassin – founder of the Hamas terror movement.
Fathi Shaqaqi – Founder of the terrorist organization Islamic Jihad, which has carried out numerous terrorist attacks, killing hundreds of Israeli civilians.
Abu Ali Mustafa – Secretary-General of the terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PLFP) which planned and carried out numerous terror attacks. 
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 Iyad – 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).
Youth center tennis tournament named after terrorist Abdallah Daoud 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 7, 2011
Headline: “Balata Center organizes the Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud table-tennis tournament for northern teams”
     “Allah willing, the Balata Youth Center will organize a table-tennis tournament that will be called the ‘Shahid (Martyr) Abdallah Daoud tournament’ for youth clubs and centers in the northern West Bank. This will commemorate the first anniversary of his Martyrdom death. The tournament will take place on Friday, April 1, 2011.”

Note: Abdallah Daoud was responsible for many terror attacks. He was one of the terrorists who stormed the Church of the Nativity in 2002, continuing to fight against Israel for several weeks while using the monks and the religious site as shields.
Football tournament named after Wafa Idris, first Palestinian female suicide bomber 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Mar. 6, 2011
Headline: "Al-Amari plans to launch the 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris' youth tournament."
     "The administration of the Al-Amari youth center has announced its plans to launch a youth tournament (for 20-year-olds) to be named 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris [tournament].' The Al-Amari administration is maintaining contacts with the Palestinian Football Association for permission. [The tournament] will commence on March 10. Twelve teams will be participating."
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Note: Wafa Idris was the first female suicide bomber. She killed one and injured over 100 in an attack in central Jerusalem in 2002.
Teams in table tennis tournament named after terrorists 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 9, 2011
     “Al-Fari’a Youth Center held a ceremony marking the conclusion of the [table tennis] tournaments [marking] the 46th anniversary of the beginning of the Palestinian revolution… in the presence of a large audience from the Al-Fari’a region, senior Fatah leaders, and members from the region.”

The teams were named after the following terrorists:
Shahid (Martyr) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad team”
Shahid Abu Al-Hol team”
Shahid Muhammad Aboushi team”
Shahid Abu Iyad team”

Note: Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - 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.
Abu Al-Hol - One of the founders of Fatah.
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).
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.
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