Abu Daoud and the Law
ON JANUARY 7 of this year, Abu Daoud, a Palestinian revolutionary and leader of Al Fatah, was arrested in Paris, where he had arrived to attend the funeral of another Palestinian. Abu Daoud had entered France using an Iraqi passport and an assumed name. Officers of the French counterintelligence service, the DST, made the arrest pursuant to an international warrant and after receiving pertinent information about the suspect from the West German police.
Abu Daoud was suspected of having masterminded the massacre of eleven Israeli Olympic athletes and six other persons in Munich on September 4, 1972, and he was accordingly wanted both in Israel and in West Germany. On January 10, the Jerusalem Magistrates Court issued a warrant for Abu Daoud’s arrest and on the same date Israel submitted an urgent request to the French authorities for the provisional detention of their prisoner pending extradition proceedings. West Germany also submitted a request for extradition.
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