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Official PA Daily glorifies “skilled” planner of 1972 Munich massacre

Headline: “42 years since the death as a Martyr of ‘the Red Prince’”


“Today, Friday, Jan. 22, [2021,] is the 42nd anniversary of the death as a Martyr of commander Ali Hassan Salameh ‘the Red Prince’ (i.e., former commander of operations of the Black September terror organization), the founder of the forces protecting the PLO leadership [PA Presidential Security] ‘Force 17.’

On Monday, Jan. 22, 1979, the Israeli Mossad (Israeli Secret Intelligence Service) assassinated the Red Prince by blowing up his car in Beirut, the capital of Lebanon. Israel’s leaders thought the assassination of Martyr Salameh would get an enemy out of their way who had already thwarted their plans in the past and taken revenge on their collaborators. This was because the skilled commander established the force protecting Martyr leader [former PLO Chairman and PA President] Yasser Arafat, which played an important role in dealing with the Mossad’s operations abroad and within Lebanon.”


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.