PA TV glorifies leaders of Black September terror organization on anniversary of their deaths
Official PA TV News, on the 28th anniversary of the deaths of terrorists and Fatah founders Salah Khalaf - Abu Iyad and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid, and terrorist and Black September terrorist organization founder Fakhri Al-Omari
Official PA TV newsreader: "Today [Jan. 14, 2019] is the 28th anniversary of the assassination of two Fatah Movement Central Committee members – Salah Khalaf Abu Iyad (i.e., terrorist and Fatah founder, responsible for more than 13 murders) and Hayel Abd Al-Hamid (i.e., Fatah founder) – and also of fighter Fakhri Al-Omari (i.e., terrorist and Black September founder, responsible for more than 11 murders)."
(An excerpt of a recorded speech by terrorist and Fatah founder Salah Khalaf "Abu Iyad" is played –Ed.)
Terrorist and Fatah founder Salah Khalaf "Abu Iyad": "Before 1952-1953 they established camps in order to settle us. Throughout this desert there will be the Palestinians, and this is their homeland in the place of Palestine."
Newsreader: "The picture has not changed from what Palestinian commander Salah Khalaf said before his assassination on Jan. 14, 1991 in Tunisia. Abu Iyad, 'the conscience of the revolution' as he was called, was not alone that day. In his company were the two leaders Hayel Abd Al-Hamid 'Abu Al-Hol' and Fakhri Al-Omari 'Abu Muhammad.'"
Salah Khalaf: "The Zionist thinks that his direct contradiction is the word 'Palestine.' And what we said at the beginning to our Arab brothers – we say that without the Palestinian revolution they will lose on the regional level. We say 'Palestinian' because all of the Arabs are with us in the Palestinian revolution. Every Muslim who is with us in the Palestinian revolution needs to be Palestinian, until we confront the Zionist plan that does not want the word 'Palestine.'"
Newsreader: "A man with a security [philosophy] and revolutionary philosophy and Abu Iyad's right hand, Hayel Abd Al-Hamid, was also assassinated when he tried to protect Abu Iyad…
The occupation thought that by murdering the leaders it would stop their influence on the ground, but they have risen up one after the other, rebelling against it and against its plans."
(A eulogy given at their funerals by former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat is played –Ed.)
Former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat: "The promise is the promise. The Israelis will not be able to extinguish the fire of the revolution. The revolution that they began continues until victory."
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.
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.
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.