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Munich massacre

attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany

The Munich massacre was an attack that happened on 5-6 September during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. 11 members of the Israel Olympic team were murdered after being taken hostage. A German police officer was also killed.[1]

The terrorists wanted the Palestinian government to release 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails.[2] Out of the eight members of the massacre, five were killed by police officials and three were arrested. The three were released from jail.

ReferencesEdit

  1. Breznican, Anthony (22 December 2005). "Messages from 'Munich'". USAToday. Gannett Co. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  2. Karon, Tony (12 September 2000). "Revisiting the Olympics' Darkest Day". Time. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

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