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Basketball Martyrs’ Championship

To honour Khader Abdallah Nimer who was martyred in 1976, Sareyyet Ramallah Administration decided, in the same year, to organize this championship. The championship continued to take place for three consecutive years under the martyr’s name. As more Palestinians were martyred, Sareyyet Ramallah deemed it necessary to give the name of martyrs to the championship. Accordingly and since 1979, the championship has been called Basketball Martyrs’ Championship for Men in appreciation and commemoration of martyrs.
 
This Championship gained local and regional reputation as being the most important Palestinian basketball championship due to the broad participation of basketball teams from all over Palestine, the public presence, media interest and distinguished organizing. All these factors contributed to making the championship reach a high level and made the local basketball teams look forward to the date of this championship to coordinate their annual plans accordingly.
 
All along the previous tournaments that have taken place, Sareyyet Ramallah honored the families of martyrs and prisoners, in addition to many Palestinian players, Sareyyet Ramallah players and its Fans Association and the Palestinian Football Team. To promote communication with the Arab world, the Jordanian Basketball Team and many other Jordanian teams participated in the opening of one of the tournaments.

Championship Winner Clubs

 

1995

Sareyyet Ramallah

1996

Catholic Work Foundation - Bethlehem

1997

Catholic Work Foundation - Bethlehem

1998

Sareyyet Ramallah

1999

De La Salle Sports Club

Jerusalem Tournament 2000

Ibal Sports Club - Nablus

Prisoners Tournament 2003

Sareyyet Ramallah

Generations Jubilee Tournament 2004

Sareyyet Ramallah

Gaza – Beirut Tournament 2006

Ibdaa Sports Club - Bethlehem

Together WE Are Tournament 2007

Ibdaa Sports Club - Bethlehem

Until We Return Tournament 2008

Sareyyet Ramallah

Challenge and Steadfastness Tournament 2009

Sareyyet Ramallah

Nasif Hussari Tournament 2010

Sareyyet Ramallah

Tomorrow is Ours Tournament 2011

Orthodox Club - Ramallah