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Another sad memory... 1972 - Terrorism at the Munich Olympic Games

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On September 5, 1972 a day before the Olympic Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel.

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Golda Meir was an Israeli teacher, kibbutznik and politician who became the fourth Prime Minister of Israel. Meir was elected Prime Minister of Israel on March 17, 1969, after serving as Minister of Labour and Foreign Minister.

The Munich massacre is an informal name for an attack that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria, in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black September.

5-9-1972 Munich Massacre Palestinian. Terrorist group Black September broke into the Olympic Village taking 5 Israeli athletes & 6 coaches hostage. 2 Israelis were killed that night. They wanted 234 Israeli prisoners released. A standoff ensued, the terrorists were overwhelmed. But they killed all 9 hostages. Authorities killed 5 terrorists & arrested 3. They were released when other Black September members hijacked a plane threatening to blow it up unless the Munich terrorists were…

Olympics Flashback in Pics: Munich Massacre of 1972

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from Mail Online

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Olympics Flashback: Munich Massacre of 1972