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December 1, 2015
Abbas: Paymaster of 1972 Munich Massacre Terrorists
Abbas is proud of his role in the Munich Massacre.
From Mark Langfan
Palestinian Authority Chairman Abbas financed the Abu Daoud/Black September terror call to murder 11 Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich in 1972. Read the reports, then decide.
Wikipedia reports that:
"As a commander of Black September, Abu Daoud was the mastermind behind the Munich massacre. While he planned the operation, he did not personally take part in it. The day before the operation commenced on 5 September 1972, Abu Daoud briefed the assassination squad and issued final instructions over dinner in a restaurant at the Munich railway station. . .
"The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, targetting 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, who were taken hostage and eventually killed. . . Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded the release of 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails. . .
"The following Israeli Olympians were murdered either by the terrorists themselves or in the attempt to free them: Moshe Weinberg (age 33, wrestling coach); Yossef Romano (age 32, weightlifter); Ze'ev Friedman (age 28, weightlifter); David Berger (age 28, weightlifter); Yakov Springer (age 51, weightlifting judge); Eliezer Halfin (age 24, wrestler); Yossef Gutfreund (age 40, wrestling referee); Kehat Shorr (age 53, shooting coach); Mark Slavin (age 18, wrestler); Andre Spitzer (age 27, fencing coach); and Amitzur Shapira (age 40, track coach).
"In 1999, Daoud published "Memoirs of a Palestinian Terrorist," in which Daoud describes how he planned and executed the 1972 Olympic attack where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered. In 1999, Abu Daoud was awarded the Palestinian Prize for Culture for his book "Memoirs of a Palestinian Terrorist," for which he received 10,000 French Francs as prize money."
Despite having published his own public confession of the Munich terror attack, Daoud was not assassinated by Israel.
"According to Ankie Spitzer, widow of fencing coach Andre, ‘He [Abu Daoud] didn't pay the price for what he did.'
In 2006, Abu Daoud gave several personal interviews after the release of the Steven Spielberg film ‘Munich' revived discussions of the massacre. Abu Daoud remained unrepentant regarding his role in the Munich attacks, stating on Germany's Spiegel TV, ‘I regret nothing. You can only dream that I would apologize.'
In an Associated Press interview, he [Abu Daoud] legitimized the operation given its success, declaring, ‘Before Munich, we were simply terrorists. After Munich, at least people started asking who are these terrorists? What do they want? Before Munich, nobody had the slightest idea about Palestine.'
Shortly before Daoud's death, he said in a farewell statement to Israelis, ‘Today, I cannot fight you anymore, but my grandson will and his grandson too.'
Abu Daoud legitimized the operation given its success, declaring, ‘Before Munich, we were simply terrorists. After Munich, at least people started asking who are these terrorists? What do they want? Before Munich, nobody had the slightest idea about Palestine.'
Abu Daoud died on 3 July 2010 in Damascus, Syria, of natural causes of kidney failure at the age of 73."
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Munich_massacre / http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abu_Daoud
In the August 22, 2002 issue of Sports Illustrated (SI), in an article about Abu Daoud, entitled "The Mastermind" (meaning Daoud had already admitted in his 1999 "Memoirs of a Palestinian Terrorist" book that he was the mastermind, planner and architect of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes), SI reported the following:
"In late July, SI's Don Yaeger went to the Middle East to find the 72-year-old Abu Daoud. After five days in Syria, where he met with leaders of several Palestinian groups, including the Palestinian Authority, PA president Yasir Arafat's Fatah faction and the militant Hamas, Yaeger received a call from Abu Daoud, who said he was in Cyprus. Abu Daoud, who would not reveal where he resides—saying only that he lives with his wife on a pension provided by the PA—agreed to answer written questions. Among his claims, in his memoir and to SI, are these:
"Though he wasn't involved in conceiving or implementing it, ‘the [ Munich] operation had the endorsement of Arafat.' Arafat is not known to have responded to the allegations in Abu Daoud's book. In May 1972 four Black Septembrists hijacked a Sabena flight from Brussels to Tel Aviv, hoping to free comrades from Israeli jails. But Israeli special forces stormed the plane, killing or capturing all the terrorists and freeing every passenger, leaving Arafat, by Abu Daoud's account, desperate to boost morale in the refugee camps by showing that Israel was vulnerable.
"Though he didn't know what the money was being spent for, longtime Fatah official Mahmoud Abbas, a.k.a. Abu Mazen [the current President of Palestine], was responsible for the financing of the Munich attack. Abu Mazen could not be reached for comment regarding Abu Daoud's allegation.
"After Oslo in 1993, Abu Mazen went to the White House Rose Garden for a photo op with Arafat, President Bill Clinton and Israel's Yitzhak Rabin and Shimon Peres. ‘Do you think that...would have been possible if the Israelis had known that Abu Mazen was the financier of our operation?' Abu Daoud writes. ‘I doubt it.' Today the Bush Administration seeks a Palestinian negotiating partner ‘uncompromised by terror,' yet last year Abu Mazen met in Washington with Secretary of State Colin Powell."
On 3 July 2010, the then-Chairman of the Palestinian Authority/President of Palestine, Abbas wrote in a condolence letter to Daoud's family, "He is missed. He was one of the leading figures of Fatah and spent his life in resistance and sincere work as well as physical sacrifice for the people's just causes."
The next day, 4 July 2010, Palestinian President Abbas made the following public announcement of condolences for Abu Daoud:
"The official PA daily:
Headline: ‘The President [Abbas] expresses condolences over the death of the fighters Muhammad Oudeh and Ja'afar Shadid...'
‘President Mahmoud Abbas sent a telegram of condolences yesterday over the death of the great fighter Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, 'Abu Daoud,' who died just before reaching 70. The telegram of condolences read: 'The deceased was one of the prominent leaders of the Fatah movement and lived a life filled with the struggle, devoted effort, and the enormous sacrifice of the deceased for the sake of the legitimate problem of his people, in many spheres. He was at the forefront on every battlefield, with the aim of defending the [Palestinian] revolution. What a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter.'
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2010]"
So there you have it. Palestine President Abbas was and is the unrepentant and proud bagman for one of the vilest Palestinian terrorist acts in the history of Israel. Yet, the Israeli government is ceding him and his fellow-terrorists land from which they will attempt and G-d forbid, succeed in murdering more Jews.
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Widows reveal gruesome Munich massacre details hidden by Germany
Ahead of documentary about terror attack funded by Mahmoud Abbas, widows open up about horrific torture covered up for 20 years.
Widows of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by the Black September Palestinian terror group in the 1972 Munich Olympics have come forward with gruesome details of the attack - details that were hidden from them by the German government for two decades.
In the attack, the Olympic team members were taken hostage for 20 hours and eventually all murdered, along with a German police officer, by the Black September group in an attack funded by current Palestinian Authority (PA) Chairman Mahmoud Abbas. German neo-Nazis gave the terrorists logistical assistance.
Ilana Romano and Ankie Spitzer, the widows of two of the athletes murdered in the attack, came forward for the first time revealing new details about the attack to the New York Times which were published on Tuesday, in an attempt to gain recognition for their loved ones and have them receive a proper memorial.
Among other things, they divulged that the victims were viciously beaten - and at least one was castrated.
Spitzer, whose husband Andre was a fencing coach, first described the brutality in an interview for the upcoming documentary film "Munich 1972 & Beyond," which is expected to be released early next year.
She told the paper that she and other families of the victims only got the details of what really happened 20 years later, when German authorities released hundreds of pages of reports they had denied existed over the previous two decades.
The reports included photographs that she, Romano and their lawyer Pinchas Zeltzer first saw in 1992. Zeltzer had received the photographs from the scene of the attack during a trip to Munich. The widows insisted that he show them the photographs despite his recommendation that they not view the horrific graphic evidence, and afterwards they agreed not to publicly discuss them - until now.
"Can you imagine?"
Romano's husband Yossef, a champion weight lifter, was shot as he heroically attempted to overpower the terrorists early in the attack. He was left to die in front of the other hostages and castrated, while others were beaten and seriously wounded, suffering broken bones and other brutal wounds, said Spitzer.
Aside from Romano another athlete was also murdered at Olympic Village, while the other nine hostages were murdered in a failed rescue attempt by German authorities at a nearby airport.
"What they did is that they cut off his genitals through his underwear and abused him," Romano said of her husband. "Can you imagine the nine others sitting around tied up? They watched this."
Spitzer said it wasn't clear if the mutilation occurred before or after Romano died, but Romano said she believed it came after his death.
One of Romano's daughters was to be married three days after her lawyer notified her that he had received the photographs in 1992, but she said she didn't delay after having waited for 20 years to learn the truth of her husband's fate.
She, Spitzer and Zeltzer have kept the details to themselves since out of respect for the memories of the victims, with Romano telling her daughters immediately afterwards that the pictures were "difficult" and requesting that they not ask her about them.
"It was very painful"
Romano has since referenced the mutilation of her husband but kept the information about the photographs to herself. She noted the pictures were "as bad as I could have imagined."
"The terrorists always claimed they didn't come to murder anyone - that they only wanted to free their friends from prison in Israel," said Spitzer. "They said it was only because of the botched-up rescue operation at the airport that they killed the rest of the hostages, but it's not true. They came to hurt people. They came to kill."
Local police killed five of the eight Black September members during the failed rescue attempt. They captured the three survivors, but West Germany later released them following an airliner hijacking later that year. Mossad responded to the release with Operation "Spring of Youth" and Operation "Wrath of God," tracking down and killing the remaining terrorists involved in the massacre.
"The moment I saw the photos, it was very painful. I remembered until that day Yossef as a young man with a big smile. I remembered his dimples until that moment," said Romano. "At that moment it erased the entire Yossi that I knew."
How the details were divulged
In 1992 Spitzer gave an interview on German TV, in which she expressed frustration at not knowing the details. Afterwards she was contacted by a man who said he worked with a German government agency that had access to vast amounts of records on the attack.
The man, who stayed anonymous, gave about 80 pages of reports which Spitzer, Romano and Zeltzer used to pressure the German government into giving them the full records, including the horrific photographs from the attack.
After receiving the file, they sued the German government, the Bavarian regional government and the city of Munich for a "deficient security concept" and "serious mistakes" that doomed the failed rescue attempt of the nine remaining hostages who were murdered at an airport.
However their lawsuit, delayed for 20 years by the German government's refusal to share the details, was dismissed on grounds of statute of limitations expiring.
The widows have continued lobbying to memorialize their loved ones, and just this year the International Olympic Committee under the new president Thomas Bach agreed to make a permanent memorial in Munich.
There are also plans to commemorate the 11 victims in the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, although they will be remembered in a moment of silence together with other athletes who have died in the games. Romano and Spitzer are pressing to have the victims remembered separately from those who died in sporting accidents, given the radically different nature of their deaths.
The murdered athletes were:
Moshe Weinberg, wrestling coach
Yossef Romano, weightlifter
Ze'ev Friedman, weightlifter
David Berger, weightlifter
Yakov Springer, weightlifting judge
Eliezer Halfin, wrestler
Yossef Gutfreund, wrestling referee
Kehat Shorr, shooting coach
Mark Slavin, wrestler
Andre Spitzer, fencing coach
Amitzur Shapira, track coachhttp://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/204260
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