Photo Gallery: Bonn and Black September
08/28/2012
Eleven Israelis and one German police officer died in the Munich massacre of...
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Eleven Israelis and one German police officer died in the Munich massacre of 1972, when Palestinian terrorists took Israeli athletes hostage at the Olympics. Now, government documents suggest that Germany maintained secret contacts with the organizers of the attack for years afterward and appeased the Palestinians to prevent further bloodshed on German soil. Here, the three surviving gunmen give a press conference in Tripoli, Libya in October 1972, after the Germans released them.