Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, has spoken out after the Fatah, the ruling Palestinian political party with Mahmoud Abbas as its leader, described the massacre of eleven Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 as a “heroic operation”.

In a video posted on Facebook as a tribute to members of the Palestinian terrorist organisation Black September, Fatah glorifies the Palestinian terrorists who kidnapped and murdered athletes of the Israeli delegation in Munich.

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu quickly condemned the publication on social networks saying that Fatah had reached a new low, adding:

“If you want to know why we don’t have peace today, look no further than the fact that Fatah, President Abbas’ party, openly praises savage murder.

“Young children read these posts. They end up seeing murderers as heroes. It’s no wonder that some of them want to murder Jews in the streets. They are taught day after day that murdering Jews is the greatest thing they can do.

“Decades have passed since some of our most talented athletes were butchered in cold blood. Yet hatred of the Jews remains as fresh as ever.”

A monument in memory of the eleven murdered Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 was inaugurated last month in the Olympic Village in Rio.

The president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Thomas Bach, observed a minute of silence in the presence of Israeli and German athletes and listed the names of 11 Israeli hostages murdered.

Eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team and a German policeman were killed in the Munich massacre. Five of the eight terrorists were killed, three others captured.

Source: i24News / CUFI