Arafat and Fatah knew of the Palestinian terrorist’s plan to attack Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics
From One Day in September – The story of the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre and Israeli revenge operation “Wrath of God” by Simon Reeve, published 2000
“According to Abu Daoud, Black September was independent from Fatah in both ‘its decisions’ and ‘its finance’. ‘It was separate from Fatah so that Fatah and the PLO would not have to carry opprobrium for our operations. The group, as individuals and as a leadership, was responsible for its own success and failures without compromising the legitimate leadership of the Palestinian people [the PLO].’ Essentially, said Abu Daoud, ‘there is no such thing as Black September. Fatah announced its operations under this name so that Fatah would not appear as the direct executor of operations.’ (Note: Excerpts from testimony of Abu Daoud before the military prosecutor on 15 February 1973.) (p. 41, 305)
Abu Iyad, the de facto leader of Black September, offers confirmation: ‘
”There can be little doubt that Arafat knew of the planned assault on the Israeli team [during the 1972 Munich Olympics].” (Note: For years Palestinians claimed Black September was separate from Fatah in order to claim that Arafat was unaware of planned terror attacks. More recently it has become clear that Black September was an integral part of Fatah, but senior Palestinians sought to distance Arafat from the Black September terror.) (p. 53, 307)
The Munich Olympics massacre - terrorist attack perpetrated by the Palestinian terror organization Black September, a secret branch of Fatah, during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, in which they murdered 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team.