Tags: 1972 | Munich Anniversary

Victims' Relatives Mark Munich Olympics Attack

Wednesday, 05 Sep 2012 11:36 AM


FUERSTENFELDBRUCK, Germany — Relatives of Israelis slain by Palestinian gunmen during the 1972 Olympics in Munich are marking its 40th anniversary with Israeli and German officials at the air base where most of the 12 victims died.

German, Israeli and Bavarian flags were lowered to half-staff at the beginning of Wednesday's ceremony at the Fuerstenfeldbruck air base, outside Munich.

Relatives of the victims lit candles in their memory. They were joined by Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom.

The attack began on Sept. 5, 1972, when terrorists slipped into the unguarded Olympic Village in Munich, seized the Israeli compound and demanded the release of jailed comrades. By the time the violence ended at Fuerstenfeldbruck the following day, 11 Israelis and one German police officer were dead.



© Copyright 2017 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

   
1Like our page
2Share
Europe
1972,Munich Anniversary
125
2012-36-05
Wednesday, 05 Sep 2012 11:36 AM
Newsmax Inc.
 
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

NEWSMAX.COM
© Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved