Fatah honors murderer of 24 from airport attack in 1972
Fatah honors murderer of 24
from airport attack in 1972:
"A thousand greetings... to the hero"
Itamar Marcus and Nan Jacques Zilberdik
In 1972, three members of the Japanese Red Army carried out a terror attack in Israel’s airport. 24 people were killed and 70 were wounded when the terrorists shot at passengers and threw hand grenades. As the anniversary of the attack approaches, Fatah sticks to its policy of glorifying terrorists on the date of their attacks.
Posting a photo from the attack, showing pools of blood on the floor next to torn and scattered luggage, Fatah sent “greetings” to the surviving “hero,” the murderer Kozo Okamoto, on its Facebook page:
“44 years since the airport operation (26 killed and 80 injured) [higher numbers in the original -Ed.] A thousand greetings to the Japanese fighter and friend Kozo Okamoto, the hero of the Lod airport operation, May 30, 1972.”
[Official Fatah Facebook page, May 17, 2016]
Fatah's praise for other terrorists on the anniversary of their attacks and killings has been documented by Palestinian Media Watch, and those murderers have included Andalib Takatka who murdered 6, Ayyat Al-Akhras who murdered 2, and Dalal Mughrabi who led the most lethal attack in Israel's history in which 37 were murdered.
Lod Airport attack - on May 30, 1972, Takeshi Okudaira, Yasuyuki Yasuda and Kozo Okamoto - members of the Japanese Red Army who had been recruited by the Palestinian terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) - carried out a terror attack at Israel's Lod (Tel Aviv) airport. Throwing hand grenades and shooting, the terrorists killed 24 (8 Israelis and 16 foreign tourists), and wounded over 70. Okudaira and Yasuda were killed during the attack, while Okamoto was arrested and sentenced to 3 life sentences, but was released in the Jibril Agreement in May 1985, after only 13 years of imprisonment, when Israel agreed to release 1,150 Palestinian prisoners, including terrorist murderers, in exchange for three Israeli soldiers who had been taken hostage by the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP).