Ali Hassan Salameh

(1940-79)


One of Yasser Arafat's confidantes, Salameh was a commander of Force 17 (Arafat's personal elite squad security). Salameh was one of the architects of the Munich Massacre of Israeli athletes. He was killed by an Israeli initiated car bomb on January 22, 1979, in Beirut.


Source: PASSIA, Jonas, George. Vengeance. NY: Bantam Books, 1985.