Palestinian linked to Munich Olympics attack dies

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Amin al-Hindi, a senior Palestinian official suspected of involvement in a 1972 attack on Israel's Olympic team in Munich, has died of cancer in the Jordanian capital. He was 72.

"Hindi was moved to the King Hussein Medical Centre in Amman six months ago after cancer treatment, and doctors removed a large part of his liver," the Palestinian ambassador to Amman, Atallah Kheiry, told AFP.

"After that he went into a coma and died on Tuesday night."

Hindi, a member of the Fatah party and from the Gaza Strip, was in charge of intelligence services under late Palestinian leader Yasser Arafat.

"His body was sent this morning to Jericho and then to Ramallah (in the West Bank), where president Mahmud Abbas held military funeral for Hindi," Kheiry said.

"He will be buried in Gaza in line with his will."

© 2010 AFP

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