Munich massacre

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The Munich massacre was an attack that happened during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich. 11 members of the Israel Olympic team were murdered after being taken hostage. A German police officer was also killed.[1]

The terrorist wanted the Palestinian government to release 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails.[2] Out of the eight members of the massacre, five were killed by police officials and three were arrested. The three were released from jail.

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  1. Breznican, Anthony (22 December 2005). "Messages from 'Munich'". USAToday (Gannett Co.). http://www.usatoday.com/life/movies/news/2005-12-21-munich_x.htm. Retrieved 17 April 2009.
  2. Karon, Tony (12 September 2000). "Revisiting the Olympics' Darkest Day". Time. http://www.time.com/time/arts/article/0,8599,54669,00.html. Retrieved 13 May 2010.

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