Soccer tourney named after terrorist

Ziyad Da'as planned Hadera bat mitzva attack that killed six, wounded 30.

August 16, 2007 18:54
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A school in the West Bank town of Tulkarm this week organized a soccer tournament named after Ziyad Da'as, a Fatah terrorist, Palestinian Media Watch reported on Thursday. Da'as planned a 2002 attack in Hadera in which a gunman opened fire with an M-16 rifle at a bat mitzva, killing six and wounding 30. He was also behind the kidnapping and murder of two Israelis in Tulkarm in 2001. Da'as was killed in an IDF operation in August 2002. Reporting on the tournament, Al Hayat hailed Da'as as "one of the brave people of the Palestinian resistance, whom the Israeli occupation forces assassinated in cold blood." The Palestinian daily reported that the tournament took place in a Palestinian school and that the committee that organized the tournament thanked the school administration "for providing the means for its success."

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