Israeli victims of the Munich massacre. (federationcja.org) (federationcja.org)
munich massacre

This week we remember the devastating event known as the Munich Massacre, when Palestinian terrorists murdered 11 Israeli athletes. 

On September 5, 1972, eight Palestinian terrorists – members of Black September, a faction of the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) – killed two members of the Israeli Olympic team in Munich and took nine others hostage.

The Germans organized a plan to end the crisis but did not succeed. After a day of negotiations, a gunfight that ensued, in which five terrorists and the remaining nine hostages died.

Watch this TV broadcast that covered the devastating hostage situation during the 1972 Munich Olympics.