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Sports tournament named after members of terror orgs, team named after terrorist who killed 2  
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 20, 2018
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.”

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Volleyball championship for teachers named after terrorist 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 12, 2018

 
Headline: “The Martyr Abd Al-Jaber Abd Al-Qader Khaled Volleyball Championship for Teachers was held in the Qalqilya district”
     “The Martyr Prisoner (sic.) Abd Al-Jaber Abd Al-Qader Khaled Volleyball Championship for Teachers (i.e., terrorist, died during attack attempt on Israeli army base) took place at the sport fields of the Abd Al-Rahim Omar High School for Boys and the Martyrs’ (Shahids’) Hall of the Jayyous Municipality, which is in the Qalqilya district. This was under the sponsorship of the Jayyous Municipality and the Fatah Movement, and under the supervision of the Jayyous Club… The championship took place as part of the sport activity program of the Qalqilya Directorate of Education and Higher Education (i.e., branch of the PA Ministry of Education)… Sport Activity Supervisor of the Qalqilya Directorate of Education and Higher Education Ahmed Khaled thanked all those who took part in the championship.”
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Israel bans the holding of annual football tournament named after terrorist Abu Jihad  
Source: WAFA, official PA news agency, May 3, 2018
Headline: "The occupation banned the holding of a football championship in Jerusalem named after Martyr Abu Jihad"
     "The Israeli occupation authorities today, Thursday [May 3, 2018], published an order signed by the occupation's [Israeli] Minister of Public Security extremist Gilad Erdan, that bans the holding of a football championship in Jerusalem named after Martyr (Shahid) 'Abu Jihad' [Khalil] Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist responsible for murder of 125). It should be noted that this championship has been held in the city every year for the last 24 years, and it was supposed to take place tomorrow, Friday, at the sports field of the Silwan school in the Ras Al-Amud neighborhood, south of the Al-Aqsa Mosque."
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Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir) - a founder of Fatah and deputy to Yasser Arafat. He headed the PLO terror organization's military wing and also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks in the 1960’s - 1980’s. These attacks, in which a total of 125 Israelis were murdered, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and murder of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Fatah holds futsal championship named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, during which terrorist prisoners were honored 
Source: Official Fatah Facebook page, May 1, 2018

Images and text posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

Posted text: “From the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] and Loyalty to the Bethlehem District Prisoners [Futsal] Championship, which was organized by the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch. During it, family members of the prisoners from the district who are serving life sentences were honored.”

The images show the championship event in which the families of terrorist prisoners were honored. In the second image a stack of honorary posters are seen prior to being distributed to the family members.
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Dozens of terrorist murderers serving life sentences for murdering over 100 people honored by Fatah at championship named after arch-terrorist Abu Jihad 
Source: Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news agency Al-Hadath, May 1, 2018
Images and text posted on the Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news agency Al-Hadath


Posted text:
“Today, Tuesday, May 1, 2018, the Fatah Movement’s Bethlehem branch organized the Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] and Loyalty to the [Bethlehem District] Prisoners [Futsal] Championship, with the participation of 28 [Fatah] sub-branches in the Bethlehem district and in the presence of families members of Martyrs and prisoners from the district… At the end, family members of the prisoners from the Bethlehem district who are serving life sentences were honored.”

The cover image of the photo album in this Facebook page shows a poster of the championship. At its top is the Fatah logo that includes a grenade, crossed rifles, and the PA map of “Palestine” that presents all of Israel as “Palestine” together with the PA areas. On the right is a picture of arch-terrorist Abu Jihad.

Text on poster: “The Palestinian National Liberation Movement ‘Fatah’ -
Bethlehem Branch
Sub-branches
Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ and Loyalty to the [Bethlehem District] Prisoners [Futsal] Championship
Tuesday, May 1, 2018”

The images show Fatah honoring the family members of terrorist prisoners from the Bethlehem district who are serving life sentences.
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Student union at Al-Quds Open University holds "The Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Tournament" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2018
Headline: “The Al-Zuhour [team] is champion and the Asafrah [team] is second in the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Tournament”
       “The Martyr Ziyad Al-Zuhour team was crowned champion after it defeated the Martyr Taha Asafrah team with a score of 2-1 in the Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Tournament (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125). It was organized by the student union council of the Hebron branch of Al-Quds Open University, in order to commemorate the 30th anniversary of the death as a Martyr of Abu Jihad…
University director (sic., Hebron branch director) Dr. Abd Al-Qader Al-Darawish… mentioned the memory of leader Martyr Abu Jihad in his speech… He mentioned his path and history, which will remain in our hearts forever, and emphasized that we draw confidence, a spirit of sacrifice, and a desire to continue the struggle from this magnificent anniversary. He added that the commemoration of the anniversary is expressed by loyalty to the great leaders’ principles, following their path, and rising to a level of greatness in sacrificing for the homeland and its freedom.”
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Two sports championships named after terrorist who murdered an Israeli in a drive-by shooting 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 19, 2018
Headline: “The Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Cup in table tennis and handball at the end of the month”
“The Table Tennis Association decided to launch the Martyr (Shahid) Ahmed Nasr Jarrar (i.e., terrorist, led murder of 1) Table Tennis Cup at the end of the month [February 2018], with the participation of 21 clubs and the sponsorship of the Amwaj sports institution…
Amwaj will also sponsor a handball championship named after Martyr Jarrar.”
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According to the names of the teams participating (not translated) the cups will take place in Gaza.

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.

Futsal tournament named after terrorist who murdered Israeli in drive-by shooting 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Feb. 12, 2018
Headline: “The Abu Ata Shatara team won the Martyr Ahmed Jarrar Futsal Championship”
“The Askar Center and the Al-Asaker fan club organized a futsal championship named after Martyr Ahmed [Nasr] Jarrar at the hall of the Askar Center in the old Askar refugee camp [in the Nablus area] on Friday [Feb. 9, 2018].”
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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.

Championship held in memory of killer of 9 Israelis 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Jan. 14, 2018
Headline: “Qaffin is the winner of the Martyr Raed Al-Karmi Championship”
       “The Southern Neighborhood team of the Martyr Dr. Thabet Thabet (i.e., terrorist, responsible for many terror attacks against Israelis) branch [of Fatah] organized a championship to mark the anniversary of the death as a Martyr of the Eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing) Martyr Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9). The championship took place in the Tulkarem Culture Club hall with the participation of 14 teams. The knights of the Stars of Qaffin won first place, while the Tulkarem Refugee Camp reached second place, and the Southern Neighborhood third place.”

The article includes a picture of the team that won the championship, whose members are seen wearing medals around their necks and posing with a sign featuring a picture of terrorist Raed Al-Karmi holding an assault rifle.


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Palestinian Football Association supervises the 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Football Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017

Headline
: "The Mount of Olives [Sports Club] won the Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Championship, and the Al-Nasser [Club] is its runner up"
      "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser [sports] club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year… with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the central branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the central branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Palestinian Football Association supervises 23rd annual "Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] Championship" 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 8, 2017
     "The Jerusalem Al-Nasser club has successfully organized the Prince of Martyrs (Shahids) Khalil Al-Wazir (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 125) Championship for the 23rd consecutive year... with the participation of 12 Jerusalem clubs. This is under the supervision of the Central Branch of the [Palestinian] Football Association and under the joint auspices of the Central Branch of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth and the Jerusalem Clubs Association."
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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 murdering 125 Israelis. This included the most lethal in Israeli history, the hijacking of a bus and murdering of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

Palestine Polytechnic University cuts ribbon on sports field named after Hamas terrorist who prepared explosives for suicide bombings 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 22, 2017
Headline: “The Polytechnic University inaugurates Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh Field in cooperation with the student council and [Fatah’s] Shabiba [student movement]”
     “In the presence of Chairman of the University Graduates Union and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Palestine Polytechnic University Ahmed Sa’id Bayyoud Tamimi, University Graduates Union member Rifat Tahboub, a group of top officials in the Fatah organization in Hebron, and President of the Polytechnic University Dr. Imad Al-Khatib, [the Polytechnic University inaugurated Martyr (Shahid) Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh (i.e., Hamas terrorist) Field] (the description of the event appears only in the headline –Ed.) …
It should be noted that the field is named after Martyr Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh, who died as a Martyr several years ago in the occupation’s prisons.”

Maysara Abu Hamdiyeh - Hamas member who was serving a life term for recruiting and training terrorists, preparing explosives for suicide bombings, attempted murder, and possession of weapons. Died of cancer while being treated at the Israeli Soroka Hospital in April 2013.

Abbas rep attends marathon named after arch-terrorist Marwan Barghouti 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 19, 2017
Headline: “Abu Sbitan and Al-Bawadi, champions of the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti Marathon”
     “Runner Mahmoud Abu Sbitan from the Khidamat Al-Shati club won first place in the Prisoner and Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti (i.e., terrorist who orchestrated three shooting attacks in which 5 were murdered) Marathon in the men’s group, while runner Ibrahim Al-Bawadi from Beit Lahiya won first place in the youth group. The marathon was organized by the Athletic Association (i.e., private organization) in partnership with the Prisoners and Released Prisoners’ Forum (i.e., private organization) and the Popular Campaign for the Release of Leadership Member Marwan Barghouti, and it began at the Jabaliya youth club. At the end of the marathon, Deputy Chairman of the [Athletic] Association Ramzi Al-Qarm honored [PA] President Mahmoud Abbas’ representative Salah Abu Wardeh and a number of national figures.”

Marwan Barghouti – Palestinian terrorist who is serving 5 life sentences for orchestrating three shooting attacks that killed 5 people: one attack in Jerusalem (June 12, 2001) in which Greek monk Tsibouktsakis Germanus was murdered by terrorist Ismail Radaida and another unidentified terrorist, another attack at a gas station in Givat Zeev near Jerusalem (Jan. 15, 2002) in which Yoela Hen, 45, was murdered by terrorists led by Mohammed Matla, and one shooting and stabbing attack at the Sea Food Market restaurant in Tel Aviv (March 5, 2002) in which Eli Dahan, 53, Yosef Habi, 52, and Police Officer Sergeant-Major Salim Barakat, 33, were murdered by terrorist Ibrahim Hasouna. When arrested by Israel in 2002, Barghouti headed the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). After he was convicted and imprisoned, he was re-elected member of the Palestinian Authority parliament. On Dec. 4, 2016, he was elected to Fatah's Central Committee.

PLO holds "Brothers of Dalal Camp" for university students, named after terrorist who led murder of 37 
Source: Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, Mar. 6, 2017
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the PLO Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs


The image shows a picture of Dalal Mughrabi - a terrorist who led the murder of 37 Israeli civilians, 12 of them children - in the center, with a Palestinian flag behind it. Below her picture, children are seen running, while one carries a Palestinian flag.
Text on image: "The first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people
Palestine – Jericho – Madinat Al-Amal [sports club in Jericho], March 7-12, 2017
Held by the Department for Youth Affairs of the Center [West Bank] Council of the [PLO] Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs”

Posted text: "The Center Council prepares for the opening of the first Brothers of Dalal Camp for young people on Tuesday
The Youth Department of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs in the Center [West Bank] completed the preparations - which took almost two months - for holding the first Brothers of Martyr (Shahida) Dalal Mughrabi Camp for young people...
Director-General of the Center Council Mu'tasim Abu Gharbieh noted that... the staff met with a number of relevant national institutions and figures, the most prominent of them being the district governor of Jericho and the Jordan Valley, representatives of the security institutions and national institutions, the Madinat Al-Amal administration, District Governor of Ramallah and El-Bireh Laila Ghannam, and Rashida Mughrabi, the sister of Martyr Dalal Mughrabi. Abu Gharbieh also praised the support that the Center Council received from Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs Jibril Rajoub..."

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Palestinian football team holds banner glorifying terrorist 2 days after shooting attack 
Source: Al-Mashreq, independent Palestinian electronic newspaper, Oct. 11, 2016
Headline: "How did Hilal Al-Quds express solidarity with the Lion of Jerusalem, Martyr Musbah Abu Sbeih?"


The article includes a picture that shows the Hilal Al-Quds football team holding a banner honoring Palestinian terrorist Musbah Abu Sbeih, who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016.

Text on banner: "The Hilal Al-Quds Club mourns the Lion of Al-Aqsa, Martyr (Shahid) Musbah Abu Sbeih 'Abu Al-Izz'"

[Al-Mashreq, independent Palestinian electronic newspaper, Oct. 11, 2016]

After this picture was posted online, on Oct. 11, 2016, the coach of the East Jerusalem Hilal Al-Quds soccer team, Maher Abu Sneineh, was arrested by Israel on charges of conspiracy to commit a crime and public support of terror.

Musbah Abu Sbeih – 39-year-old Palestinian terrorist who murdered 2 Israelis and wounded 5 others in 3 drive-by shooting attacks in Jerusalem on Oct. 9, 2016. Abu Sbeih, who held Israeli residency status, began his shooting spree at the Ammunition Hill light rail stop and continued to the Shimon Hatzadik neighborhood. He was killed in an exchange of fire with Israeli border police officers during the attack. On the morning of the attack, Abu Sbeih was due to turn himself in to begin a 4 month jail sentence, after being convicted in January 2015 on numerous counts of inciting to terror and supporting a terror organization. On his Facebook page, Abu Sbeih praised terror groups including Hamas as well as terrorists who carried out attacks and actively called for attacks against Israelis. In July 2016, Abu Sbeih was given a distancing order from the Temple Mount that was to be in effect until the end of October 2016.

Youth karate class named for terrorist who murdered Israeli civilian 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Sept. 30, 2016
Headline: “The Al-Aqsa Academy completed the graduation ceremony of the class of Martyr Yasser Hamdouni for karate students”
     “The Al-Aqsa Academy in the Hamdi Mango Culture Center of the Nablus municipality completed the graduation ceremony for the 14th class of yellow belt karate students, who number 150 male and female athletes, under the name The Class of Martyr (Shahid) Prisoner Yasser Hamdouni.”

Yasser Dhiab Hamdouni – was serving a life sentence for participating in the murder of Israeli citizen Avner Maimon in the Palestinian town of Ya'abad in the West Bank (June, 12, 2003). Hamdouni, a member of the Al-Aqsa Martyrs’ Brigades (Fatah’s military wing), died on Sept. 25, 2016, after collapsing while exercising in the Israeli Rimon Prison yard.

Football match named after terrorist who attempted to stab Israeli policeman 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, June 7, 2016

Headline: "The Al-Amid [Club] (i.e., Shabab Al-Khalil) beat the Al-Ghazalan [Club] (i.e., Al-Dhahiriya) 5-0 in the Martyr [Basel] Sidr Cup"

“The Al-Hussein Stadium in Hebron hosted the Shabab Al-Khalil Ultras’ (i.e., fanatical fan group) Martyr Basel Sidr Cup on Sunday evening [June 5, 2016]. The youth teams Shabab Al-Khalil and Al-Dhahiriya participated in the game, exhibiting a promising show of football that ended in a 5-0 victory for Shabab Al-Khalil.”

Basel Sidr – A 19-year-old Palestinian terrorist who tried to stab Israeli border policemen near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on Oct. 14, 2015. Sidr was shot and killed by the police when he tried to escape.

Chess tournament named after terrorist responsible for many terror attacks, including death of infant in her stroller 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 5, 2016
Headline: “Friday: Opening of Martyr Marwan Zalum Chess Tournament”
     “Friday, at 9:00 a.m. [May 6, 2016], will be the opening of the Martyr Marwan Zalum (i.e., Tanzim terror organization commander responsible for many terror attacks) Chess Tournament, organized by the Shabab Al-Khalil Club, and supervised by the Palestinian Chess Federation. Invitations have been sent to all of the clubs [inviting them] to participate. Tournament coordinator Baha Maswadeh said that this tournament is being held to mark the anniversary of [the death as a Martyr of] Marwan Zalum, and expressed hope that its level would be exceptional. Likewise, he thanked the management of the Shabab Al-Kahlil Club, and the Palestinian Chess Federation for their efforts toward the success of the tournament.”

Marwan Zalum was the commander of the Hebron branch of the Tanzim (Fatah terror faction). He was responsible for several terror attacks in the Hebron region, including sending the terrorist who shot and killed infant Shalhevet Pass in her stroller on March 26, 2001. He also provided the explosive device used in a suicide attack at the entrance to Jerusalem's Mahane Yehuda open market on April 12, 2002, in which 6 were killed and 80 wounded. He organized the planting of a bomb in southern Hebron, which killed Israeli soldier Shai Cohen on July 9, 2001, and initiated a shooting attack at the entrance to Kiryat Arba on July 12, 2001, in which 1 person was killed. He was killed by the Israeli army on April 22, 2002.

Vatican-funded sports club sponsors tournament named after terrorist mass murderer Abu Jihad 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, May 1, 2016


Headline
: “Jerusalem Al-Ansar [team] successfully concluded the 22nd Abu Jihad Tournament”
     "The Jerusalem Al-Ansar Club successfully concluded the 22nd Khalil Al-Wazir 'Abu Jihad' Football Tournament for young people born in 1995, which was efficiently and well organized on the grounds of the Burj Luq Luq Society. Fourteen Jerusalem clubs participated in the tournament, and it was held under the auspices of the Jerusalem Clubs Association, in the framework of its program that is funded by the Pontifical Mission ['the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development']."
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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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.

The Pontifical Mission is "the Papal agency for Middle East relief and development," according to its website. "Pope Pius XII mobilized worldwide Catholic aid, establishing in 1949 a temporary agency - the Pontifical Mission for Palestine - to feed, clothe and educate Palestinian refugees." [Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem's website, accessed May 2, 2016]

The Burj Luq Luq Social Centre Society is also funded by several Western donors. The Center's annual ‎report for 2014 lists the following international donors: UNICEF, UNDP, E‎U, French Consulate, British Consulate, Pontifical Mission-Jerusalem, ANERA (American

Jerusalem clubs hold futsal tournament in honor of Abu Jihad, “Prince of Martyrs” 
Source: Official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Apr. 23, 2016
     Headline: “Tomorrow – the draw of the 22nd Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad Futsal Tournament”
“The draw of the 22nd Prince of Martyrs Khalil Al-Wazir ‘Abu Jihad’ Futsal (indoor football) Tournament for young people born in 1995 or later, will be held on Sunday [April 24, 2016], at 5:30 p.m. at the Al-Ansar Club building. The tournament is organized by the Al-Ansar Club, which has organized it continuously since 1995, for the 28th anniversary of the death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir, under the supervision of the Football Association’s central branch. The tournament will be held next Friday morning [April 29, 2016] in the Burj Luq Luq field, under the auspices of the Jerusalem Clubs Association and in partnership with the Palestinian expatriate from the village of Turmusaya, Na’im Al-Hindi, and the known athlete Khamis Dkeidek.”

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 also planned many deadly Fatah terror attacks. These attacks, which killed a total of 125 Israelis, included the most lethal in Israeli history - the hijacking of a bus and killing of 37 civilians, 12 of them children.