ISRAEL HISTORY 1972- MUINICH MASSACRE
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MUNICH MASSACRE Eleven Israeli Olympic athletes and trainers were massacred in a terrorist attack at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany.
On September 5, 1972, as people throughout the world sat glued to their television sets, watching the Munich Olympics, PLO terrorists burst into the apartment complex housing the Israeli team, killed one, and took eight of the athletes hostage. This was the culmination of a long string of attacks leveled by terrorists against Israeli targets, including an attack three months earlier at Lod airport, in which 26 people had been killed, and 80 wounded.