There was no moment of silence at the London Olympics to commemorate the murder of Israeli athletes in Munich by Palestinian terrorists in 1972. The President of the International Olympic Committee, Jacques Rogge, wouldn't have it. And that was that.
At least now Rogge knows who his friends are. The Palestinian Authority sent him a love letter this week about how much they appreciated his decision to not give in to "racism" by honoring the dead.
The PA daily does not refer to the murder of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 as terror. In the article about Rajoub's letter, the killing of the athletes is referred to as "the Munich Operation, which took place during the Munich Olympics in 1972."
The PA is against the moment of silence because they view the murder of Israelis by Palestinians not as terror but as heroism. Palestinian Media Watch has documented the PA's ongoing policy to glorify terror and terrorists. The murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics is presented as a highlight of Palestinian "operations" and one of their great accomplishments.
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