Small Olympics in Munich in honor of the victims of Black September

Small Olympics in Munich in honor of the victims of Black September


The terrorists want to exchange the hostages for 234 Palestinian prisoners held in Israel since the Six-Day War. But the conversation got off to a bad start. The door is closed in Tel Aviv, Prime Minister Golda Meir replies that it is not even an issue to discuss. The Bavarian police offer the terrorists a plane that will take them to an Arab country of their choice. The proposal was accepted, the terrorists and their hostages leave by helicopter for Fürstenfeldbruck airport.

But during the transfer, the hackers have instructions to launch the attack. The terrorists sense a trap approaching and then throw a grenade at the helicopter carrying the hostages. The German authorities surround the journalists, gathered at the airport, they tell them that everything is fine, that the hostages are alive and free. Except that a French journalist from Agence France-Presse, Charles Biétry, will announce the opposite in the middle of the night.

In retaliation, Israel’s Mossad launched Operation Wrath of God and began a series of attacks against those responsible for taking hostages against the leaders of the PLO, the Palestine Liberation Organization. Revenge will continue for almost 20 years, until 1991.

Today, 50 years later, almost Germany is still offering to financially compensate the families of the victims so that they can come and attend the honor ceremony that is planned during this European Championship that starts today in Munich.