Today in History: Munich Massacre | WNYC News | WNYC

During the 1972 Summer Olympics at Munich, in the early morning
of September 5, a group of Palestinian terrorists stormed the
Olympic Village apartment of the Israeli athletes, killing two and
taking nine others hostage. The terrorists were part of a group
known as Black September, in return for the release of the hostages,
they demanded that
Israel release over 230 Arab prisoners being held
in Israeli jails and two German terrorists. In an ensuing shootout at the
Munich airport, the nine Israeli hostages were killed along with five
terrorists and one West German policeman. Olympic competition
was suspended for 24 hours to hold memorial services for the
slain athletes.


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