On September 5, 1972 a day before the Olympic Games were to begin, eight Palestinian terrorists entered the Olympic Village and seized eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. Two of the hostages were able to wound two of their captors before they were killed. The terrorists requested the release of 234 Palestinians that were being held in Israel.

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The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team, who were taken hostage and eventually killed, along with a German police officer, by the Palestinian group Black September. The attackers were apparently given logistical assistance by German neo-Nazis. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt.

The Munich massacre was an attack during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, West Germany, on eleven Israeli Olympic team members, who were taken .

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Image of hostage taker looking over the balcony of the Israeli team quarters at Building 31 of the Munich Olympic Village. This is probably the most widely recognizable and iconic photo of the event

What Happened During the Munich Massacre?: One of the eight Palestinian terrorists comprising the Black September group stands on a balcony of the Olympic Village during a standoff after they kidnapped nine members of the Israeli Olympic team and killed two others on Sept. 5, 1972 in Munich.

Learn About the Munich Olympic Massacre and What Happened

Members of the Palestinian terror group Black September take 11 Israeli athletes and coaches hostage at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany.

Photo of those killed at the Munich Massacre.  The 1972 Summer Olympics held in Munich, West Germany, and On September 5, a group of 8 Palestinians belonging to the Black September organization broke into the Olympic Village & took 9 Israeli athletes, coaches & officials hostage in their apartments.

August-September, 1972 Olympics - 11 Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic terrorist attack.

On This Day: Palestinian Terrorists Kill Israeli Athletes in “Munich Massacre”

September 1972 Palestinian 'Black September' terrorists take Israeli athletes hostage during Munich Olympics.

38 years later justice would be served as the mastermind behind the Munich Massacre, Abu Daoud, dies at age 73.  The people behind the events of the massacre revealed to the nation terrorist won't stop at any means to complete their determined mission.

Black September terrorist who masterminded the Munich massacre dead in Syria

Abu Daoud, the man who masterminded the "Munich massacre" of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games has died at the age of

Gory images of the Munich Massacre of 1972 Olympic Games.  Pictures of the deceased covered in blood and display of struggle.  Gruesome actions were taken to gain the cooperation and fear of the athletes.  Images reveal only the tip of the iceberg of what truly went on during those hours.

Olympics Flashback in Pics: Munich Massacre of 1972

▶ Munich massacre remembered - Two Isreali Olympic Athletes killed and nine taken hostage at the Munich Olympics on September 5, 1972.

▶ Munich massacre remembered - Two Isreali Olympic Athletes killed and nine taken hostage at the Munich Olympics on September

Munich Massacre, September 5 & 6, 1972, Munich, West Germany,New York Times Headlines

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Bob Costas joins in outrage as Olympics Opening Ceremony does not mention 1972 Munich massacre victims (and U.S. broadcaster NBC replaces tribute to 7/7 victims with bland Michael Phelps interview)

Bob Costas joins in outrage as Olympics Opening Ceremony does not mention 1972 Munich massacre victims (and U.S. broadcaster NBC replaces tribute to 7/7 victims with bland Michael Phelps interview)

Bob Costas joins in outrage as Olympics Opening Ceremony does not mention 1972 Munich massacre victims (and U. broadcaster NBC replaces tribute to victims with bland Michael Phelps interview)

Munich Massacre: Eleven members of the Israeli team, five Palestinian terrorists and a West Germany policeman died when terrorists broke in the Olympic village

Munich Massacre, 40 years on: Sportsmail remembers the Olympics darkest hour

Munich Massacre: Eleven members of the Israeli team, five Palestinian terrorists and a West Germany policeman died when terrorists broke in the Olympic village

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