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Fatah official vows terror: “What was taken by force will only be returned by force”

Official PA TV newsreader: “Today is the 32nd anniversary of the death as Martyrs of the leaders: The two members of Fatah’s Central Committee Salah Khalaf (i.e., head of Black September), Abu Al-Hol (i.e., a founder of Fatah), and fighter Fakhri Al-Omari (i.e., senior official of Black September).”

Fatah Central Committee member Abbas Zaki: “These three, it seems they were created to tell the enemy that we are here, and to decisively emphasize that what was taken by force will only be returned by force.”

[Official PA TV News, Jan. 14, 2023]

Abbas Zaki also serves as Fatah Commissioner for Arab and China Relations.

Salah Khalaf (Abu Iyad) - Palestinian terrorist, 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 Munich Olympics massacre in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered on Sept. 5, 1972, 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.

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