Tennis tournament named after terrorist Halabi, killer of 2, was held under patronage of senior Fatah official
Headline: “Martyr Muhannad Halabi Tournament: ‘Ahli Al-Khalil is the Palestine Cup table tennis champion”
“Vice President of the Palestine Table Tennis Association, Radwan Al-Sharif, crowned the Hebron Al-Ahli Club team as the Palestine Cup Champion for 2015 – the Martyr (Shahid) Muhannad Halabi Tournament. This was after its overwhelming victory in the final match between the team and the Al-Quds team which ended in a score of 1:3. The championship was held on Friday [Dec. 18, 2015] under the patronage of [Deputy Secretary of the Fatah Central Committee and Chairman of the Palestinian Football Association] Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Olympic Committee, and took place in the Martyr Yasser Arafat Center for Youth in Bethlehem.”
Text in banner: “Under patronage of the leader Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestine Olympic Committee. Palestine Cup – Martyr Muhannad Halabi Tennis Table Tournament 2015”
Muhannad Halabi - 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who killed 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."
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