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PA daily glorifies commander of Black September terrorist org as “the Red Prince” whose “name was connected with many quality operations”

Headline: “The 40th anniversary of commander Ali Hassan Salameh’s death as a Martyr”

“Yesterday [Jan. 22, 2019] was the 40th anniversary of the death as a Martyr (Shahid) of the Red Prince, Ali Hassan Salameh (i.e., commander of the Black September terrorist organization), founder of the PLO leadership’s security force (later Force 17) [parentheses in source], who caused the Israeli occupation to lose sleep through a series of operations (i.e., terror attacks) until the Israeli Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Services) assassinated him in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon, on Jan. 22, 1979…

The leaders of Israel thought that by assassinating Martyr Salameh they had removed an opponent from their path who had already thwarted their plans and taken revenge on their agents…

He was entrusted with overseeing the special operations against the Israeli occupation throughout the world, and his name was connected with many quality operations…

Abu Hassan Salameh accompanied Martyr [former PLO Chairman and PA President Yasser] Arafat during his historical visit to the UN in 1974. During the American-Palestinian talks, which led to the joint coordination, President Arafat entrusted him with managing this mission. Since he was put in charge of the contact with the American administration, Israel viewed him as its largest threat, because Israel has no interest in there being any sort of rapprochement between the PLO and the American administration. Therefore, Abu Hassan became Israel’s most important target.”

Ali Hassan Salameh - Palestinian terrorist and commander of operations in Europe of the Black September terror organization - a secret branch of Fatah - in the 1970s. He planned many terror attacks, including the attack on the Israeli team at the Munich Olympics on Sept. 5, 1972, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. Salameh was killed by a car bomb in Beirut on Jan. 22, 1979. Israel is thought to be responsible for his death, but has not officially taken responsibility for it.


Yasser Arafat – Founder of Fatah and former chairman of the PLO and PA. During the 1960s, 70s and 80s Arafat was behind numerous terror attacks against Israelis. Although he received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 together with then Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and then Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs Shimon Peres “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East" after signing the Oslo Accords peace agreement, Arafat launched a 5-year terror campaign - the second Intifada (2000-2005) – in which more than 1,000 Israelis were murdered. Arafat died of an illness in 2004.

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