The Palestinian Authority (PA) national daily newspaper, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, reported on 23 November that a Palestinian school had named a tournament: “The Ahmad Manasrah Football Tournament”.
Ahmad was shot and injured by Israeli police as he tried to escape after stabbing two young Israelis in Jerusalem. His cousin Hassan was shot dead by police.
PA President Mahmoud Abbas wrongly claimed that Ahmad was killed by Israeli police, referring to “the summary execution of our children in cold blood, as [Israel] did with the child Ahmed Manasra and other children in Jerusalem and other places” in a televised address last month.
He received much criticism for this as Manasrah was in fact being treated for his injuries at Israel’s Hadassah Medical Centre.
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Abbas of spreading “incitement and lies”. He said that “while Israel protects the status-quo on the Temple Mount, Abbas has used religion to incite more acts of terror”.
The PA has named at least 25 schools and dozens of sporting events after terrorists, glorifying killers and presenting them in a positive light.
In October, a Palestinian Authority street was named after a Palestinian terrorist responsible for killing two Israelis.
Baha Al-Bukhari, a cartoonist who frequently glorifies violence and rock throwing at Israelis, was recently awarded with the Palestine Order of Merit for Culture, Sciences and Arts by Abbas.
Palestinian terrorists are lauded as “Martyrs” if they die while attacking Israelis; Abbas has ordered military funerals for terrorists and monetary grants to their families.