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Fatah: Murder of Israeli athletes at Munich Olympics was "heroic operation"

Text and picture posted on the official Fatah Facebook page

The picture shows Yasser Arafat and terrorist Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad).

Posted text: “The 44th anniversary, Sept. 5-6, 1972, the anniversary of carrying out of the heroic Munich operation (i.e., terror attack, 11 murdered) that was carried out by fighters of the PLO Black September organization. The Munich operation is still remembered and is recorded in history, and it demonstrates the meaning of the courage and power of the Palestinian resistance fighter and his self-sacrifice for the homeland and for the cause.”
Text at top of picture: “Fatah Movement”
Text at bottom of picture: “‘Fatah members, the loyal people of Palestine, be completely certain that the Fatah Movement, which was loyal to the principles of this revolution, will continue to be loyal to these principles. The revolution on Jan. 1, 1965 (i.e., Fatah’s first terror attack against Israel) comes to tell the entire world that this people has its own leadership and its own organization (i.e., the PLO), and that it insists on having self-determination.’ Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf [Abu Iyad]”
Text at bottom left corner of picture: “Fatah’s Mobilization and Organization Commission”
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Bombing of Israel's National Water Carrier - On Jan. 1, 1965, Palestinian terrorists attempted to bomb Israel's National Water Carrier. This was the first attack against Israel carried out by Fatah. Fatah refers to the attack as the “Intilaqa”, meaning “the Launch” of Fatah.

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - Founder of Fatah and head of the terrorist organization Black September. Attacks he planned included the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972) and the murder of two American diplomats in Sudan (March 1, 1973).

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