This Day in 1972: The Massacre at the Munich Olympics

Avner, played by Eric Bana, is one of the men involved in these missions, which target the masterminds of Black September, the Palestinian terrorist organization whose botched capture of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics finished in a bloodbath.

Why I am calling for a minute's silence to remember the Munich massacre
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Tragedies like the Sandy Hook shooting and the Columbine massacre, where armed individuals took the life of innocent civilians mercilessly, have shaken our communities and forced us to take a different a...


This Day in 1972: The Massacre at the Munich Olympics ..

Munich memorial marks 1972 Olympic Games attack …
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On September 5, 1972, at 4:30 AM, five Palestinians wearing track sweat suits with athletic bags hopped the fence to the Munich Olympic Village and headed to the building that housed the Israeli athletes’ rooms....