Palestinian Authority Prime Minister Salam
Fayyad is sponsoring a fencing tournament for youth named after the
terrorist leader Abu Jihad.
"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 are from age 16."
April 13, 2010]
Honoring terrorists by naming sports
facilities, tournaments and summer camps for Palestinian youth after
them, is a policy of the Palestinian Authority, and part of its
program to turn terrorists who have killed Israelis into heroes
and role models for children. Palestinian Media Watch has documented
this PA glorification of terrorists.
For more examples of Fayyad and Abbas honoring terrorists, see
Abu Jihad, honored through Fayyad´s sponsorship,
was one of the founders of Fatah, and ran its terror
activities starting in the mid-1960s. Second in command to Yasser
Arafat, he headed the military wing of the PLO and served as deputy
military commander of Fatah. Abu Jihad planned many major Fatah
attacks, including the worst in Israel´s history, in which 37
were murdered in a bus hijacking led by Dalal Mughrabi in
The following are recent examples of PM Fayyad and Chairman
Abbas honoring terrorists from PMW´s website:
PM Fayyad honoring
December 26, 2009, Fayyad paid condolence
calls to the homes of each of the three terrorists who
murdered Israeli Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai in a drive-by
On February 14,
2010,Fayyad paid a
condolence call to the family of a terrorist who attempted
to stab an Israeli soldier.
March 30, 2010, Fayyad paid a condolence
call to the family of Abdallah Daoud, one of the terrorist
leaders of the first years of the Palestinian terror war
Chairman Abbas honoring
December 27, 2009, Abbas honored the three terrorists
who murdered Israeli Rabbi Meir Avshalom Hai in a drive-by
shooting, calling them "Shahids
[Martyrs] of the Palestinian revolution..."
On December 29, 2009, Abbas honored the terrorist Dalal
Mughrabi with a birthday party.
On January 17, 2010, Abbas defended naming a square
after the terrorist Dalal Mughrabi.
On March 6, 2010, Abbas promoted imprisoned terrorist
Mahmoud Damra to major-general.
On March 9, 2010, Abbas´s representative honored the
terrorist Dalal Mughrabi by calling her the "bridge over
which we pass on the way to our freedom."
On March 27, 2010, Abbas honored Abdallah
Daoud, one of the terrorist leaders of the first years of
the Palestinian terror war (the "Intifada").