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Article glorifies Munich Olympics Massacre as “one of the most important self-sacrificing operations”

Headline: “The most important operations in the history of the Palestinian cause – the 47th anniversary of the heroic Munich operation”

Today [Sept. 5, 2019] is the 47th anniversary of the heroic Munich operation (i.e., Munich Olympics Massacre, 11 murdered), which is one of the most important self-sacrificing operations (i.e., terror attacks) in the history of the Palestinian cause.

When eight members of the self-sacrificing organization Black September (i.e., a secret branch of Fatah) broke into the building of the Israeli sports delegation in the Olympic Village in Munich on Sept. 5, 1972 during the Olympic Games and took 11 Israeli Olympic team members hostage, an Israeli athlete and coach who tried to resist being held were killed, and the self-sacrificing fighters demanded to release 600 Arab prisoners from the Israeli prison, including Rima Issa [Tannous] and Theresa Halsa (i.e., terrorist plane hijackers, involved in murder of 1) who were arrested following the Lod Airport operation (i.e., terror attack, 24 murdered) that took place on May 8 of the same year [1972]; Japanese self-sacrificing fighter [Kozo] Okamoto (i.e., terrorist, involved in murder of 24); the five Syrian officers whom Israel arrested together with a Lebanese officer on June 21, 1972 (sic., June 9, 1972; they were captured on the Lebanese border during the 1967-1973 War of Attrition –Ed.) – and that they ensure their transfer to some Arab state…

[British Author] Simon Reeve wrote that the Munich self-sacrificing operation was one of the most significant self-sacrificing operations in the modern era, and that it ‘placed the Palestinian cause in the global spotlight, directed attention to decades of conflict in Palestine, and launched a new era of international resistance.’

Martyr Abu Iyad (i.e., head of the Black September terror organization), one of the Fatah leaders, says in his book A Palestinian Without an Identity that what caused the Munich operation was the Olympic Committee’s refusal to let Palestinian athletes participate in the 1972 Olympics, claiming that Palestine does not actually exist. The goal was to direct the world’s gaze to Palestine’s cause and demand the release of 600 Arab and foreign prisoners from the Israeli prison.”

Posted on the Fatah – The Gaza Arena website

This article is signed “Fatah” in Gaza but PMW has not been able to verify if this really is an official statement by Fatah.

The Munich Olympics massacre - terrorist attack perpetrated by the Palestinian terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, in which they murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team.

Black September - a now inactive Palestinian terror organization and secret branch of Fatah, which was established by PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in 1970 and was led by Arafat's deputy Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf). Black September's terror attacks 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).

Theresa Halsa – 17-year-old female Israeli Arab terrorist and a member of the Black September terror organization, a secret branch of Fatah, who participated in the hijacking of Sabena flight 571 from Vienna to Tel Aviv in May 1972. When the plane landed in Israel, the terrorists demanded the release of 315 Palestinian terrorists from Israeli prisons. Israel mounted a rescue operation led by Ehud Barak (who later served as Israeli Prime Minister), in which Benjamin Netanyahu (who also later served as Israeli Prime Minister) participated. During the rescue the two male hijackers, Ali Taha Abu Snina and Abed Al-Aziz Atrash, were killed, and one passenger, 22-year-old Miriam Anderson, was also killed accidentally. The two female hijackers, Rima Tannous and Theresa Halsa, were captured and sentenced to life imprisonment – Halsa for 220 years. They were released in November 1983 in a prisoner exchange. Halsa was expelled to Jordan where she lived until she died of cancer on March 28, 2020.

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 murdered 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 Exchange 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 terror organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP - GC).

Abu Iyad (Salah Khalaf) - 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.