Palestinian Media Watch Bulletin
Jan. 21, 2003
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PA soccer tourney named after Passover Massacre suicide bomber
By Itamar Marcus
A Palestinian soccer tournament held at a school has been named after the
suicide bomber who attacked a Netanya hotel last Passover Eve, the official
Palestinian Authority daily Al Hayat Al Jadida reports. All seven school
teams participating in the tournament are named after other "Shahids"[those
who died for Allah].
The article did not specify whether children or adults are participating in
the championship event held at the school.
The following is the report in the PA paper:
".in Tulkarm's Abd Al Majid Tia School soccer field, under the auspices of
Jamal Tarif, director of education; Sport Supervisor Jamal Odeh; and in the
presence of school principal Jamal Ayat; the head of the Sports committee,
and committee members; the Tulkarm Shahids Memorial soccer championship
tournament of the Shahid Abd Al-Baset Odeh (the suicide bomber who attacked
a Netanya hotel last Passover Eve), began with the participation of seven
top teams, named after Shahids who gave their lives to redeem the Homeland.
Isam, the brother of the Shahid [of the Passover eve Massacre], will
distribute the trophies.
"The teams are:
Abed Al Basset Odeh (carried out the Passover Eve Massacre at the "Park"
Hotel in Netanya)
Raed Carmi (slain Tulkarm Fatah Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade commander)
Wajdi Al Hatab (Palestinian youth who requested cake be distributed after
Tarek Abu Safaka (carried out the suicide attack on the Samaria community
of Hermesh on Feb. 10, 2002, killing three Israelis)
Tarek Alqato (Al Aksa Martyrs Brigade operative killed in a clash with IDF
Mahmud Marmash (Netanya suicide bomber)
Husam Al Hamshari
(Sports pages of the official PA daily newspaper Al Hayat Al Jadida Jan 21,