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Remembering The 1972 'Munich Massacre'

Forty years ago, on September 5-6, 1972, the world was stunned as Palestinian gunmen took Israeli team members and coaches hostage at the Summer Olympics in Munich in a bid to secure the release of hundreds of prisoners in Israeli jails and Red Army Faction founders in German jails. Eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and a German policeman died in what became known as the "Munich Massacre." Authorities' lack of preparation and a botched operation to free the hostages prompted many countries to reassess their preparedness for such terrorist attacks.