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Fatah glorifies terrorist who participated in TLV airport airport attack that killed 24

Pictures and text posted on the official Facebook page of the Fatah Mobilization and Organization Commission


The picture on the right shows terrorist Kozo Okamoto standing trial.
The picture on the left shows him being raised and lauded as a hero by Palestinians after his release in May 1985.

Posted text: “From the memories of the revolution: A Palestinian Japanese self-sacrificing fighter (Fida’i) named Kozo Okamoto (Lod Airport operation) [parentheses in original].
Thirty years have passed since the release of the international Japanese fighter Kozo Okamoto, who was released on May 20, 1985, as part of a large [prisoner] exchange deal.”

Lod Airport attack – on May 30, 1972, Takeshi Okudaira, Yasuyuki Yasuda and Kozo Okamoto – members of the Japanese Red Army who had been recruited by the Palestinian terror organization Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) – carried out a terror attack at Israel’s Lod (Tel Aviv) airport. Throwing hand grenades and shooting, the terrorists killed 24 (8 Israelis and 16 foreign tourists), and wounded over 70. Okudaira and Yasuda were killed during the attack, while Okamoto was arrested and sentenced to 3 life sentences, but was released in the Jibril Exchange in May 1985, after only 13 years of imprisonment, when Israel agreed to release 1,150 Palestinian prisoners, including terrorist murderers, in exchange for three Israeli soldiers who had been taken hostage by the terrorist organization the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine - General Command (PFLP - GC).