(ANSA) – BERLIN, 11 AUGUST – The relatives of the victims of the terrorist attack of the 1972 Munich Olympics do not want to participate in the commemorative ceremony to be held on 5 September in Munich, on the 50th anniversary of the massacre. The main motivation is the unresolved issue of the German government’s compensation to the families of the 11 Israeli athletes who were massacred by a commando of the Palestinian terrorist group “Black September”. Ankie Spitzer, spokesperson for the victims’ relatives, confirmed this to Spiegel.
In 1972 Israeli athletes died during the attack by terrorists and then during a failed attempt by the German police, in which a policeman and five attackers also lost their lives. (HANDLE).