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Ex neo-Nazi talks of unwittingly helping PLO

A former German neo-Nazi tells a magazine he unwittingly helped PLO militants in their plot to kill Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

Willi Pohl told Der Spiegel in its Monday edition he helped plot mastermind Abu Daoud procure false documents and took him to meetings.

He says: "I chauffeured Abu Daoud all around Germany, where he met with Palestinians in various cities."

Pohl, who has since distanced himself from violence, talked with the magazine after it obtained intelligence documents indicating police reported seeing the two together two months before the attack.

His general connections to the PLO have been long known, and a judge also mentioned a link with Daoud in a 1972 arrest warrant for Pohl, who was picked up three weeks after the Olympic massacre.