A week ago we told you that Barrack Hussein Obama funded the ‘Palestinian” Authority with $192 million of your tax dollars completely bypassing Congressional restrictions against doing so. via Palestinian Media Watch, PA celebrates Abu Jihad’s terror and killing of civilians:
During the week of the anniversary of the death of PLO arch-terrorist Abu Jihad, the Palestinian Authority held events and broadcast TV programs celebrating him and his terror attacks. One of the striking components of the Abu Jihad festivities was the presentation of the 125 Israeli civilians and soldiers killed in terror attacks he planned and directed, as a positive achievement. Six sporting events were also held in his honor.
WAFA, the official PA news agency, glorified his killing of Israelis and his attacks on civilian targets in an article that also appeared in the official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida:
“Abu Jihad was killed by the Israeli Mossad in Tunisia on April 16, 1988… and was crowned the Prince of the Martyrs of Palestine… Among the military operations planned by Abu Jihad: the explosion at the Zohar reservoir in 1955; the operation to blow up the Israeli National Water Carrier in 1965; the operation at the Savoy Hotel in Tel Aviv, which killed 10 Israelis, in 1975; the blowing up of a truck bomb in Jerusalem in 1975; the killing of Albert Levi, the senior sapper, and his assistant, in Nablus in 1976; the Dalal Mughrabi operation (i.e., bus hijacking), in which more than 37 Israelis were killed, in 1978; the shelling of the Eilat Port in 1979; the Katyusha fire on the northern settlements [in Israel] in 1981…” (See full listing below).
[WAFA and Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 16, 2012]
WAFA lauded Abu Jihad for attacking numerous civilian targets and depicts the killing of civilians and soldiers as positive accomplishments. Because of his successful record of terror, the anniversary of Abu Jihad’s death is celebrated.
Sporting events portraying him as a hero and role model for youth were held throughout the anniversary period, as reported in the official PA daily:
“The anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of our people’s legendary leader, Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, is approaching, and in its honor the sports organizations in Palestine are organizing many tournaments in diverse branches of sports… the knights of the Ansar Al-Quds club have commemorated this anniversary every year, and continue to do so. This year they will be holding their 18th tournament.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 12, 2012]
Other sporting events in his name, included:
“Abu Jihad table-tennis championship reaches the quarter-finals.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 16, 2012]
“Veterans of Tulkarem prepare for the ‘Abu Jihad’ Tournament.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 21, 2012]
“The Palestinian Judo Association held the Martyr Abu Jihad judo tournament on the anniversary of the death of commander Khalil Al-Wazir – ‘Abu Jihad’… Ziyad Abu Sbih delivered a moving address in which he reviewed the life of Martyr Abu Jihad and his national achievements. He told the children and youth about the Martyr’s biography.” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 24, 2012]
“Sponsored by the Palestinian Investment Fund – ‘The Prince of Martyrs Abu Jihad’ Tournament draw will take place today at the ‘Al-Ansar club .” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 22, 2012]
“The Boxing Association has announced the launch of the Third Palestine Tournament for Men and Boys. The association has named [the tournament] ‘the Martyr (Shahid) Khalil Al-Wazir, Abu Jihad, Tournament.'” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, March 27, 2012]
The period was marked with events. For example:
“Marking the anniversary of the Martyrdom-death of Abu Jihad at the Open University in Bethlehem…” [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 22, 2012]
“Martyr (Shahid) Abu Jihad School names the winner of the Ya’bad marathon…”[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, April 7, 2012]
Parts of a long documentary program, including old films showing Abu Jihad planning large scale terror attacks against Israel was broadcast on PA TV.
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