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. In
2010, the official PA daily referred to the Olympic massacre as a "shining
station" and its planner was called a "star who sparkled...
at the sports stadium in Munich" (see below for full texts of the PA
glorifying the terror attack at the Olympics and the terrorists who planned
In his letter, PA Olympics Committee Head Rajoub praised Rogge's
refusal to have a moment of silence in memory of the Israeli athletes:
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