The PLO always used Black September for plausible deniability, claiming that the deadliest BSO attacks had nothing to do with them. Although many historians had already made the connection between the two groups, the US State Department wrote a confidential memo in 1973 (released in 1981) showing connections between the groups, and the State Department also had linked Fatah and Arafat directly to the Khartoum murders, this appears to be the first confirmation by someone in Arafat’s inner circle that it was Arafat himself who was the founder of Black September and personally in charge of operations.
And we know that the current Palestinian Arab President Mahmoud Abbas was also involved in Black September, specifically in the Munich massacre.
The Beeb, of course, will never refer to any of them as terrorists, since the word is “too judgemental”. If you click on the above photo, you’ll see that the BBC captioned it as “Yasser Arafat: Craved martyrdom”, and says things like “was a powerful grassroots activist”. What bullshit.
Don’t expect the Beeb to be reporting on the Arafat-Black September any time soon.