Abbas Eulogizes Munich Massacre Mastermind

Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas has eulogized Abu Dauod, the mastermind of the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 and who died Saturday. “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 his people's just causes,” said Abbas. [Note: this article was published July 4, 2010]

Dauod, a former commander of the Fatah party that Abbas now heads, died late Friday night as the age of 73.

Abbas’ eulogy and praise for the planner of the murders came less than a month after he told American Jewish leaders in Washington that he will work to stop incitement of violence against Jews. Abbas provided the funds for the Munich massacre, according to Dauod.

The Black September gang said it received its orders from Fatah, which denied involvement in the massacre....

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