Despite all the public outrage at the IOC for ignoring calls for a moment of silence, The Times of Israel reports that the Palestinian Olympics chief Jibril Rajoub wrote the the following in a letter to International Olympic Committee head Jacques Rogge. Read it carefully.
Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism.This is the same person that urged the UEFA to not allow Israel to host an European Under-21 soccer championship in Israel in 2013. If you asked for my opinion, that's a strong case of prejudice against Israel. The Palestinians might argue that they want peace but acts like these show that, deep down, they don't want peace at all.
In August 2010, The Palestinan Authority gave an official military funeral to one of those who planned the Black September terrorist attack. The funeral was attended by the PA president and prime minister.
Rajoub may charge that it is racism but he is wrong. Dead wrong. Holding a moment of silence is not racism. Killing those unarmed innocent civilians at the Munich Games in 1972 was terrorism that was sponsored by Fatah. These facts are all very well known. They don't want a moment of silence because they know that, deep down, they are responsible for one of the worst acts of Anti-Semitism at a sporting event.