Arch-terrorist Abu Jihad (Khalil Al-Wazir), who organized terror attacks in which 125 Israelis were murdered, has been made into one of the greatest heroes by the Palestinian Authority. One of the P.A.’s and Fatah’s ways to promote Abu Jihad as a role model to Palestinians is by naming sports tournaments after him.

Thus, Fatah’s Bethlehem branch organized the

“Martyr Khalil Al-Wazir [Abu Jihad] and Loyalty to the Bethlehem District Prisoners [Futsal] Championship”

[Official Fatah Facebook page, May 1, 2018]

At this tournament, in addition to glorifying arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, Fatah also glorified other terrorists and murderers from the Bethlehem district who are serving numerous life sentences for murdering more than 100 people. The terrorists’ families were invited to a ceremony and given honorary posters with pictures of their imprisoned terrorist relatives.

The terrorist prisoners who were honored by Fatah at the Abu Jihad Championship in the Bethlehem district included:

[All photos are from the Facebook page of the independent Palestinian news agency Al-Hadath, May 1, 2018]

 Ali Abu Hleil: Palestinian terrorist involved in two suicide bombings on buses in Jerusalem—one on Gaza Street on Jan. 29, 2004, in which 11 were murdered, and one on Emek Refaim Street on Feb. 22, 2004, in which eight were murdered. More than 100 people were injured in the two bombings. Abu Hleil is serving 21 life sentences.
On Abu Hleil’s poster is also written: “Heroic prisoner Ali Abu Hleil – life sentence”

Ahmad Salah: terrorist who is serving 21 life sentences for involvement in the two suicide-bombings mentioned above.


 Mahmoud Salem Sarahneh: Palestinian terrorist who sent four suicide bombers to carry out three attacks in Jerusalem in 2002 in which 14 were murdered, and one in Rishon Letzion in which two were murdered. Jerusalem attacks: in the Beit Yisrael neighborhood on March 2, 2002, 11 murdered; in the Kiryat HaYovel neighborhood on March 29, 2002, two murdered; and on Nevi’im Street on April 1, 2002, one murdered. Rishon Letzion attack: May 22, 2002, two murdered. Sarahneh is serving 17 life sentences.

 Ashraf Hajajreh: Palestinian terrorist who drove suicide bomber Muhammad Al-Shouani to Jerusalem’s Beit Israel neighborhood, where Al-Shouani carried out a suicide attack on March 2, 2002, murdering 11 people. Hajajreh is serving 12 life sentences.

The full PMW report can be read here.