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Sports used to glorify terrorists
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.]
PA Ministry for Youth and Sports and Islamic Jihad movement memorialize Shahid (Martyr) 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Dec. 21, 2007
     "Under the patronage of the [PA] Ministry for Youth and Sports, and in cooperation with the Islamic Jihad movement… the National Committee for Amateur Grounds… held a central ceremony in memory of the Shahid Fathi Shaqaqi, attended by the Minister of Communications, Imad Al-Faluji…"
Tournament cup named for the terrorist Ziyad Da’as 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 15, 2007
Headline: "The team named after the Shahids (Martyrs) of the Southern Quarter wins the tournament cup named after the Shahid Ziyad Da’as.”
     This tournament…commemorates one of the brave people of the Palestinian resistance, whom the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood…
The committee that organized the tournament thanked the administration of the school... for hosting the tournament in the school yard and for providing the means for its success...
At the end of the tournament, the viewers indicated that the tournament was at a level to suitably commemorate the brave Shahid (Martyr), the mercy of Allah be upon him, Ziyad Da’as, and that an annual tournament should take place on the anniversary of his death.”
Football tournament in honor of Saddam Hussein 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 28, 2007
      "The Tulkarem Youth Center was crowned champion of the Shahid (Martyr) and leader Saddam Hussein Football Tournament."
Al-Quds Open University celebrates terrorist Yahya Ayyash Week 
Source: Al-Quds, Jan. 14, 2007
     "The Islamic Bloc at the Al-Quds Open University in Nablus yesterday commenced Shahid (Martyr) Engineer Yahya Ayyash Week, on the eleventh anniversary of his death as a Shahid… A representative of the Islamic Bloc at the university… reviewed… the activities during the Shahid Engineer Yahya Ayyash Week, including a table-tennis tournament… The week will also include an art competition… A team of lecturers from the university will judge the competition."

Note: Yahya Ayyash was the first Hamas suicide bomb builder and planner, known as "the Engineer." He is considered the founder of Palestinian suicide terror, and was behind attacks killing dozens of Israelis and injuring hundreds.
Saddam Hussein soccer tournament 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 10, 2007
     “The sports department in the youth community center in Tulkarem is organizing the first soccer tournament named after the Shahid [Martyr] and leader, Saddam Hussein.”
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