Man linked to Munich attack dies

Amin al-Hindi was a senior PLO official under Arafat.

By ASSOCIATED PRESS
August 18, 2010 13:00
Man linked to Munich attack dies

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Amin al-Hindi, a Palestinian who is believed to have been involved in the Munich attack on Israel's Olympic team in 1972 and who helped found the Palestinian security services, has died. He was 70.

Ata Khairy, the Palestinian envoy to Jordan, says al-Hindi died of cancer of the liver and pancreas in a Jordanian hospital Tuesday.

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Khairy says al-Hindi slipped into a coma after he underwent surgery in Jordan last week.

He said al-Hindi's body was transported overland Wednesday to the West Bank en route to the Gaza Strip, where he will be buried.

Al-Hindi, a Gazan, headed the Palestinian General Intelligence Service under the late Palestinian president Yasser Arafat. He also served as a senior security officer in the Palestine Liberation Organization's ruling Fatah party in the 1970s.

Mohammed Oudeh, the key planner of the Munich Olympics attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes, died of kidney failure in July.


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