The kidnapping and murder of 11 Israeli team members by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympics in Munich horrified the world.
But for the governing party of the Palestinian Authority, the massacre was a victory, and one of the attack’s planners, Ali Hassan Salameh, was a “heroic commander” of the Black September organization, worthy of honor on the anniversary of his death as a “martyr.”
In a post on Facebook Jan. 22, Fatah’s deputy chairman, Mahmoud Al-Aloul, mentioned the Munich attack as one Salameh’s life achievements.
Fatah said Salameh, “the Red Prince,” commanded “special operations against the Zionist intelligence throughout the world, and the sending of explosive packages from Amsterdam to many agents of the Mossad in European capitals.”
Palestinian Media Watch, which spotlighted the Facebook post, has documented numerous statements by PA and Fatah leaders honoring the terrorists from the Black September terror organization and praising the Munich murders as “an excellent operation.” (Read more from “U.S. ‘Peace Partner’ Honors Planner of Munich Massacre” HERE)