During the Summer Olympics in Munich, Germany, members of the Israeli Olympic team are taken hostage by Black September, a Palestinian terrorist organization affiliated with Yasser Arafat’s Fatah. Eleven of the Israeli athletes are eventually murdered, nine of them during the botched German rescue attempt. Five of the eight kidnappers are killed by police during the rescue attempt. The three captured surviving hostage-takers are later released by Germany following a hijacking.
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