Truce and Torch of Peace
Arafat has proclaimed an
"Olympic Truce" and "Torch of Peace" in the spirit of international
harmony and peace during the summer games which was held August 13th
through August 29th under the protective eye of Israel's security
In yet another international publicity ploy and stunt, Yasser Arafat
out of the goodness and kindness of his heart has offered an
“Olympic” truce in the spirit of peace between the nations.
Palestinian Authority/Palestine Liberation Organization (PA/PLO)
Chairman Yasser Arafat boldly and deceitfully told foreign diplomats
he was committed to an "Olympic truce" during the international
games set to take place this August in Athens, Greece.
Surely we can believe the word of Arafat based upon his past record
of peaceful propositions (by Israel ONLY) and his record of
terrorism against the Jewish State of Israel.
Arafat's comments came amid Egyptian efforts to mediate a total
ceasefire between Israel and Arab “Palestinians” that would allow
for a smooth withdrawal of Israel Defense Forces troops and the
evacuation of settlements in the Gaza Strip.
"On the occasion of lighting the ‘Palestinian’ Olympic torch, I
declare our respect and commitment for an Olympic truce," Arafat
said. He expressed the hope that the declaration would "help to
revive the old Greek ritual of creating a generation that enjoys
But a senior Israeli official Saturday dismissed Arafat's remarks.
The official, speaking on condition of anonymity, accused Arafat of
being behind the killings of 11 Israeli athletes during the 1972
Munich Olympics. "Arafat's Olympic torch is a torch of death. There
is a big difference between what Arafat says and what he does," the
In May, Arafat ordered all factions under his control to prevent any
"isolated" attacks on this summer's Olympic Games. Let’s hope and
pray he’ll honor his word this time and perhaps the only time.
One can only recall the 1972 Olympic Munich Massacre in which eleven
athletes of the Israeli team were murdered in cold blood by Arafat’s
PLO “Black September” faction.
It was 4:30 in the morning on Sept. 5, 1972, when five Arab
terrorists wearing track sweat suits climbed the six-foot six-inch
fence surrounding the Olympic Village. Although they were seen by
several people, no one thought anything was unusual since athletes
routinely hopped the fence; moreover, the terrorists' weapons were
hidden in athletic bags. These five were met by three more men who
are presumed to have obtained credentials to enter the village.
Just before 5:00 a.m., the Arabs knocked on the door of Israeli
wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg. When Weinberg opened the door he
realized something was wrong and shouted a warning to his comrades.
He and weightlifter Joseph Romano attempted to block the door while
other Israelis escaped, but they were killed by the terrorists. The
Arabs then succeeded in rounding up nine Israelis to hold as
At 9:30, the terrorists announced that they were “Palestinians” and
demanded that Israel release 200 Arab prisoners and that the
terrorists be given safe passage out of Germany.
After hours of tense negotiations, the Palestinians, who it was
later learned belonged to a PLO faction called “Black September,”
agreed to a plan whereby they were to be taken by helicopter to the
NATO air base at Firstenfeldbruck where they would be given an
airplane to fly them and their hostages to Cairo. The Israelis were
then taken by bus to the helicopters and flown to the airfield. In
the course of the transfer, the Germans discovered that there were
eight terrorists instead of the five they expected and realized that
they had not assigned enough marksmen to carry out the plan to kill
the terrorists at the airport.
After the helicopters landed at the air base around 10:30 p.m., the
German sharpshooters attempted to kill the terrorists and a bloody
firefight ensued. At 11, the media was mistakenly informed that the
hostages had been saved and the news was announced to a relieved
Israeli public. Almost an hour later, however, new fighting broke
out and one of the helicopters holding the Israelis was blown up by
a terrorist grenade. The remaining hostages in the second helicopter
were shot to death by one of the surviving terrorists.
At 3 a.m., a drawn and teary-eyed Jim McKay, who had been reporting
the drama throughout the day as part of ABC's Olympic coverage,
announced: "They're all gone."
Five of the terrorists were killed along with one policeman, and
three were captured. A little over a month later, on Oct. 29, a
Lufthansa jet was hijacked by terrorists demanding that the Munich
killers be released.
The Germans capitulated and the terrorists were let go, but an
Israeli assassination squad was assigned to track them down along
with those responsible for planning the massacre. According to
George Jonas in Vengeance: The True Story of an Israeli
Counter-Terrorist Team, eight of the 11 men targeted for death were
killed. Of the remaining three, one died of natural causes and the
other two were assassinated, but it is not known for sure if they
were killed by Israeli agents.
Meanwhile, the mastermind of the massacre remains at large. In fact,
in 1999, Abu Daoud admitted his role in his autobiography, Memoirs
of a Palestinian Terrorist. He claims his commandos never intended
to harm the athletes and blamed their deaths on the German police
and the stubbornness of then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir (JTA,
May 4, 1999).
The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes was not considered sufficiently
serious to merit canceling or postponing the Olympics. "Incredibly,
they're going on with it," Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times wrote
at the time. "It's almost like having a dance at Dachau."
Arafat’s “Black September” and Munich Olympics shall never ever be
forgotten in which eleven Israeli athletes were boldly and coldly
murdered in an act of aggression and terrorism
One will note that wherever Arafat resides a cloud of terrorism is
also present. "Black September" was a name derived from Arafat's
attempted coup of royal family of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.
Arafat makes a mockery of the meaning of the word peace and is
dedicated not to the negotiations of peace but the annihilation of
the Jewish State of Israel in order to replace it with an
Arab/Islamist State of Terrorism, or a second Arab “Palestine” as
the first one exists already – JORDAN, formerly known as
Arafat’s torch of peace is the torch of death.