Concerning violence: The Munich Olympics attack 50 years on

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Al-Araby

It was estimated that 900 million people around the world watched the Munich hostage crisis, possibly the most televised hostage situation in modern history. The story took place fifty years ago when eight men belonging to the PLO’s fringe organisation Black September, dressed in tracksuits and armed with AK47s and hand grenades, penetrated Munich’s Olympic Village. Their mission was to take Israeli athletes hostage and demand the release of 234 Palestinian and Arab prisoners in Israel, as well as two leaders of the West German Red Army Faction. The operation took a tragic turn 20 hours in whe…

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