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Former PA intelligence commander dies at 70

Aug. 18, 2010 11:06 A.M. (Updated: Aug. 18, 2010 9:42 A.M.)
RAMALLAH (Ma'an) -- Former Palestinian Intelligence Commander General Amin Al-Hindi died at the age of 70 in Jordan on Tuesday.

Officials in Ramallah said his body would be transferred from Jordan to the West Bank on Wednesday for burial in the de facto capital. A mourning house will open in the evening at the municipal building.

Born in Gaza in 1940, Al-Hindi was infamous for his role in the planning of the slaying of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Following Munich, Al-Hindi was appointed a senior security officer in Fatah, and late president Yasser Arafat made him general security and intelligence service chief when the body was established by the Palestinian Authority in the 1990s.

Al-Hindi attempted to resign from his post in 2004 citing the state of chaos and lack of government reforms but was retained until the death of Arafat and replaced when President Mahmoud Abbas took power in 2005.

The official government news agency WAFA published condolences from Abbas and the Fatah party, while Gaza Prime Minister Ismail Haniyeh sent a message of condolence to his family in Gaza.
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