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Fatah Praises 1972 Airport Attackers

Japanese terrorist who helped carry out 1972 Lod Airport Massacre (Photo: GPO/MILNER MOSHE)

In 1972, members of the Japanese Red Army - having been recruited by Palestinian terrorists - carried out a deadly attack at Lod Airport. Israel Hayom reports that the party of P.A. head Mahmoud Abbas is now celebrating the attack's anniversary:

The party of Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas praised on Wednesday the gunmen who killed 24 people when they attacked Lod Airport (now Ben-Gurion International Airport) in 1972.

Three members of the Japanese Red Army recruited by a Palestinian terrorist group opened fire and threw grenades, killing eight Israelis and 16 foreign tourists. The post on Fatah's official Facebook page on Wednesday came ahead of the anniversary of the attack.

"A thousand greetings to the Japanese fighter and comrade Kozo Okamoto, the hero of the Lod airport operation," the post read, accompanied by photos.

Munir Jaghob, a Fatah media official, said, "We are proud of all the people who worked for the Palestinian cause."

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