Fatah commemorates anniversary of terror leader Ali Hassan Salameh's death
Image and text posted on the Facebook page of the Fatah Commission of Information and Culture
The image shows former PLO and PA Chairman Yasser Arafat on the left, former commander of operations of the Black September terror organization Ali Hassan Salameh on the right, and Salameh’s son in between them.
Posted text: “Jan. 22, 1979
The anniversary of the death of commander Ali Hassan Salameh ‘Abu Hassan’ (i.e., commander of operations of the Black September terror organization)
The Red Prince”
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.
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.