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Tuesday, March 08, 2011

UNRWA youth facility names sports event after suicide bomber

The Al-Amari youth center, an UNRWA youth facility in the West Bank, has announced a football tournament for youth to be held later this week, named after the first Palestinian female suicide bomber Wafa Idris, Palestinian Media Watch reports. The Al-Amari youth center was established in 1953. Since its creation the center has been a subsidiary to the UNRWA youth club centers system.

Wafa Idris was the first Palestinian female suicide bomber. She blew herself up in Jerusalem, killing one and injuring more than 150 on Jan. 27, 2002. She was a volunteer for the Palestinian Red Crescent and as such, she was able to bypass Israeli security and enter Jerusalem in a Palestinian ambulance. Since her bombing, Israel has been forced to delay Palestinian ambulances entering Jerusalem at security check points.

The official PA daily, Al-Hayat Al-Jadida of March 6, 2011 the following announcement of the Wafa Idris Tournament was made:

Headline: "Al-Amari plans to launch the 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris' youth tournament."
"The administration of the Al-Amari youth center has announced its plans to launch a youth tournament (for 19-year-olds) to be named 'Shahida (Martyr) of Honor, Wafa Idris [tournament].'

The Al-Am'ari administration is maintaining contacts with the Palestinian Football Association for permission. [The tournament] will commence on March 10. Twelve teams will be participating."

Moreover, Palestinian Media Watch lists some more samples of how the Palestinian authority repeatedly presents Idris as a hero and role model in the past.

And the UNRWA continues to see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil....