The Munich massacre was an attack that happened on 5-6 September 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.
The terrorists wanted the Palestinian government to release 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails. 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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Media related to Munich massacre at Wikimedia Commons
- The Israeli Response to the 1972 Munich Massacre – Includes an extensive overview of the Munich massacre
- A Tribute to the 1972 Israeli Olympic Athletes – Includes biographies and photographs for each of the 11 Israeli athletes killed
- Time Magazine, 4 December 2005
- Special Publication of Israel State Archives: The Fortieth Anniversary of the Massacre of the Israeli Athletes in Munich