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Fatah official glorifies three planners of Munich Olympics Massacre

Tawfiq Tirawi, Facebook  |

Text and images posted on the Facebook page of Fatah Central Committee member and Fatah Commissioner of Popular Organizations Tawfiq Tirawi

Posted text: "On the anniversary of Verdun (refers to an Israeli operation against PLO leaders; see note below –Ed.), time brings back the memory of leader Martyrs Kamal Adwan, Kamal Nasser, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar (i.e., senior members of the Black September terror organization) who early onnoticed the value of the [Palestinian] revolution and self-sacrificing activity and redeemed Palestine with their soulson this day."

The top image shows from left to right PLO and Black September terror organization leaders Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar, Kamal Adwan, and Kamal Nasser. The bottom pictures show gravestones of the three.

The Verdun Operation is the Arabic name for an Israeli military operation against PLO targets in the Lebanese cities of Beirut and Sidon on April 10, 1973 (Operation Spring of Youth in Israel.) During the operation, Israeli army forces killed three senior PLO leaders, all of whom were also senior members of the Black September terror organization: Kamal Adwan, Kamal Nasser, and Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar.

Kamal Adwan and Kamal Nasser were both senior members of Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, who were killed by Israeli forces in April 1973. Kamal Nasser was also the spokesperson for the PLO and Fatah. Kamal Adwan was responsible for Fatah terrorist operations in Israel.


Abu Yusuf Al-Najjar - was Arafat's deputy and among the founders of Fatah. He was the Commander of Al-Asifa, Fatah's military unit, and member of Fatah's Central Committee and PLO's Executive Committee. He also was the Commander of Operations of the terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, and involved in the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics (Sept. 5, 1972). He was killed by Israel in 1973.

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