PA calls terror attacks 'acts of bravery'

PA official Jibril Rajoub encourages schools to teach terrorists' final blog posts as documents on 'meaning of martyrdom.'

Arutz Sheva Staff ,

Jibril Rajoub
Jibril Rajoub
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The Palestinian Authority (PA) continues to use sports as a means of glorifying terror, Palestinian Media Watch reports Wednesday - this time, naming a tennis tournament after two terrorists and calling attacks "acts of patriotism." 

The Al-Rashideen High School for Boys held a tennis tournament named after terrorists Basel and Farouq Sidr last month, both of whom tried to kill Israelis during the recent terror wave. 

Basel Sidr, 19, tried to stab Israeli border policemen near Damascus Gate in the Old City of Jerusalem on October 14 and was shot and killed by police while trying to escape. Farouq Sidr planned to stab Israeli soldiers in Hevron on October 29, but soldiers saw him approaching with a knife in hand and shot and killed him.

In addition, Jibril Rajoub, Head of the Supreme Council for Sport and Youth Affairs, recently suggested that PA schools teach about the attacks as incidents which "comprise bravery and composure."

He said the killers' final blog posts should be a part of the curriculum.

"They contain a range of values that obligate the political elite and political and national Palestinian powers to see the will of that hero who wrote a blog," Rajoub said. "It can be a document they could teach in schools, on the meaning of Martyrdom-death... and the meaning of patriotism... These are individual acts of bravery, and I am proud of them."

"I congratulate everyone who carried them out... the fighter, the prisoner, or the Martyr, they are assets to the entire Palestinian people."




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