A Palestinian Black September member who plotted the taking of the Israeli athletes hostage in Munich in 1972, he died in Syria on July 3 at age 73 of kidney failure. Mossad had been hunting him in order to assasinate him for 38 years, but they never caught him. However, in a Warsaw hotel lobby in 1981, a Mossad agent shot him 13 times. He had spent most of his last years in hiding in Syria.
Shortly before he died, he issued a message to the Israelis, “I cannot fight you anymore, but my grandsons will fight you and their grandsons will fight you.”