Sports tournament named after members of terror orgs, team named after terrorist who killed 2
Headline: “The Ramadan championship named for Martyrs Ziyad and Abd Al-Qader Al-Hawajri opened in Nuseirat”
“The Al-Hawajri Family Youth Association, together with the [Hamas] Movement Sports Committee in the Nuseirat refugee camp, launched the Loyalty to Martyrs (Shahids) Ziyad and Abd Al-Qader Al-Hawajri Football Championship (i.e., both members of terror organizations). The championship was held for the month of Ramadan at the Bilal Al-Turabi Mosque sports field, with the participation of 16 teams and in the presence of a large audience. In the opening match the Martyr Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar Team (i.e., terrorist, led cell that murdered 1) faced off against its rival, the Martyr Wasim Abu Saif Team (PMW was unable to verify the circumstances of his death –Ed.). The match ended with the victory of the latter, with a score of 2-1. The Martyr Muhannad Halabi Team (i.e., terrorist, murdered 2) achieved a difficult victory over the Martyr Muhammad Al-Nawajha Team (PMW was unable to verify the circumstances of his death –Ed.) in a 2-0 penalty shootout after a 0-0 tie.”
Abd Al-Qader Al-Hawajri – Palestinian member of the Democratic Front for the Liberation of Palestine (DFLP) terrorist organization who died during clashes with Israeli soldiers at the Gaza border on March 30, 2018, during annual Land Day protests that marked the beginning of the violent mass March of Return protests.
Ziyad Al-Hawajri – Palestinian member of the Izz A-Din Al-Qassam Brigades (Hamas’ military wing) who was shot and killed while pursuing Palestinians who were wanted by Hamas security forces in the Gaza Strip on March 22, 2018.
Ahmed Nasr Jarrar – Palestinian terrorist who led the terror cell that murdered Rabbi Raziel Shevach in a drive-by shooting on Jan. 9, 2018, near Havat Gilad, in the Nablus area. Jarrar was shot and killed during an exchange of gunfire with Israeli soldiers while resisting arrest near Jenin on Feb. 6, 2018.
Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis, Rabbi Nehemiah Lavi and Aharon Bennett, and injured Bennett’s wife, Adele, and their 2-year-old son in a stabbing attack in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 3, 2015. Following the attack, he was shot and killed by Israeli security forces. Prior to his attack, in a post to his private Facebook page, the terrorist referred to recent terror attacks as part of a "third Intifada,” and said that it was a response to Israel’s actions at the Al-Aqsa Mosque and that the Palestinian people would not “succumb to humiliation.” This is a reference to the PA libel that Israel is plotting to take over and destroy the Al-Aqsa Mosque and to the PA's portrayal of Jews praying on the Temple Mount as "an invasion of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
"The March of Return" refers to massive violent riots in Gaza in which thousands of Palestinians are rioting on the border with Israel and attempting to cut through the security fence, attacking with firebombs, flaming kites, and gunfire. The riots began on March 30, 2018, and were scheduled to last for 6 weeks until Palestinian "Nakba" Day on May 15. On the day the US embassy opened in Jerusalem, May 14, 2018, the Palestinian attacks escalated and 62 Palestinians were killed. A senior official of the terror organization Hamas, Salah Bardawil, stated that 50 of the 62 belonged to Hamas, while Islamic Jihad identified 3 others as belonging to it.
The Meir Amit Intelligence and Terrorism Information Center, an Israeli research institute, published research documenting that from the start of the riots on March 30 until May 15, 93 of the 112 Palestinians killed in the riots (approximately 83%) were members of terrorist organizations.
Petitions against the IDF's use of live fire to combat the rioting submitted by organizations that advocate for Palestinian rights were rejected by Israel's Supreme Court on May 24, 2018. The court accepted the state's argument that the riots were "organized and directed" by Hamas, a terrorist organization, and thereby rejecting the claim that the riots were peaceful and civilian in nature. PMW reports were referred to in the Supreme Court's decision.