On 10 July 2010, Mahmoud Abbas, Palestinian Authority Chairman, eulogized Mohammed Oudeh, better known as Abu Dauod, the mastermind of the massacre who had just died. Said Abbas, “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”. 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. Palestinian Media Watch posts the following: During a visit to Bethlehem this week, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas held up a stone model of the map of “Palestine” that erases Israel. [Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Oct. 26, 2010. This is the partner Israel is asked to enter into a peace agreement with!
|26 October 2010~Abbas’s Palestine|
Abu Daoud, was born in East Jerusalem, and openly acknowledged his role in the Olympic attack, both in his memoir, Palestine: From Jerusalem to Munich, published in Paris, and in an interview with the Arab TV network al-Jazeera. According to Dauod, Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas provided the funds for the Munich Massacre. Abu Daoud would not reveal where he resided–saying only that he lived with his wife on a pension provided by the PA.
One can only pray that by 2012 the Olympic committee and the people of the UK will see fit to remember those athletes who came with joy and high hopes to compete in “friendly” non-political games and lost their lives. The minute of silence would serve as a reminder that politics and the Olympic Games should never be mixed.
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