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December 19, 2006
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The mastermind of the Palestinian attack on Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics voiced regret at the deaths. Mohammed Daoud, former head of the PLO terrorist group Black September, in a rare Israeli press interview published Monday blamed the deaths on then-Israeli Prime Minister Golda Meir, whose refusal to negotiate a prisoner swap was followed by a botched German rescue attempt.

A Palestinian is being tried in Israel on suspicion of murdering a prostitute as part of a terrorist initiation ritual. According to prosecutors, the 28-year-old defendant killed a local prostitute in 2000 to prove his mettle to a Palestinian terrorist group.

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