Germany Cooperated with Terror Group after Munich Massacre

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German newspaper Der Spiegel revealed Sunday that German authorities cooperated with Black September, a Palestinian terror group, after it had carried out an attack that killed 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Germany, it was reported, did so for fear of additional attacks on its soil

According to the report, the German government held secret contacts with the planners of the Munich Massacre. Several months after the attack, Germany’s then foreign minister, Walter Scheel, met secretly with several Black September members to “rebuild trust.”

Berlin demanded that the terror group not carry out any more terrorist attacks on German soil. The Palestinians, on their part, demanded Berlin’s support of the Palestinian Liberation Organization (PLO).

According to Der Spiegel, Germany suspended its criminal investigation against the massacre’s perpetrators as the talks progressed. Several weeks later, the deputy foreign minister announced that the investigation had been concluded.


Germany cooperated with Black September after Munich Massacre
Der Spiegel reveals that German authorities held secret talks with Palestinian terror organization fearing additional attacks on German soil after murder of 11 Israeli athletes…
One of the Black September guerrillas who broke into the Munich Olympic Village, killed two members of the Israeli team and took nine others hostage. Eventually all the hostages were killed after a pitched battle at Munich Airport. (Photo by Keystone/Getty Images)

In 1977, French police asked Germany whether it wanted it to extradite Abu Daoud, one of the planners of the attack, but Germany decided not to answer the question.

The Munich Massacre was one of the first international terrorist attacks against Israeli targets of the 1970s.

Ilana Romano, wife of Israeli athlete Yossef Romano who was killed in the attack, said in response, “I am not surprised, this isn’t new. We’ve known about this for a long time.

“It’s sad that what we’ve been saying for years has only now been put forward. I thank Der Spiegel of publishing this information. Better late than never.”

Source: Ynet News

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2 thoughts on “Germany Cooperated with Terror Group after Munich Massacre

  • August 26, 2012 at 12:19 pm
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    what a shocker. Did we expect anything different from the Germans? Hello, its the Germans we are talking about

  • August 26, 2012 at 2:32 pm
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    40 years to find this amazing news? I would bet a dollar to a doughnut, the Israeli government knew it from day one.

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