Fatah branch glorifies terrorists as “men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation”
Text and image posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Movement – Bethlehem Branch
Posted text: “Men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation”
The image shows terrorists Salah Khalaf, Fakhri Al-Omari, Raed Al-Karmi, and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid in clockwise order starting from the top. Al-Karmi is carrying an assault rifle.
Text on image: “Men who believed in the inevitable victory and followed the path of liberation
The conscience of the revolution, Martyr (Shahid) Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of the Black September terror organization)
Martyr Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (i.e., one of the founders of Fatah who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf) the great
Martyr Fakhri Al-Omari (i.e., a founding member of Black September who was assassinated together with Salah Khalaf), guardian of the oath
Martyr Raed Al-Karmi (i.e., terrorist, responsible for murder of 9), the eagle of the [Al-Aqsa Martyrs’] Brigades (i.e., Fatah’s military wing)
Fatah Bethlehem Branch”
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Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat’s deputy, one of the founders of Fatah, and head of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah. Attacks he planned include 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). It is commonly assumed that his assassin, a former Fatah bodyguard, was sent by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Fakhri Al-Omari – Fatah member and a founding member of the Black September terror organization, a secret branch of Fatah, and top aide to Salah Khalaf, one of the founders of Fatah and the head of Black September. Fatah has credited Al-Omari with being the one who conceived the idea of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered, and stated that he participated in its planning. Al-Omari and Salah Khalaf were assassinated on Jan. 14, 1991 by Khalaf's bodyguard, who it is commonly assumed was recruited to do so by the Abu Nidal Organization, a rival Palestinian faction.
Raed Al-Karmi – was a senior Tanzim (Fatah terror faction) operative and responsible for the murder of 9 Israelis in several attacks: Etgar Zeituni and Motti Dayan on Jan. 23, 2001; Zvi Shelef on May 31, 2001; Danny Yehuda on June 18, 2001; Elie Na’aman on July 4, 2001; Dov Roseman on Aug. 26, 2001; Hananya Ben Avraham on Oct. 5, 2001; soldier Yaniv Levy on Aug. 28, 2001 and Israeli army officer Erez Merhavi on Sept. 6, 2001. Al-Karmi was killed by the Israeli army on Jan. 14, 2002.