The German government has proposed further talks on compensation with the families of the Israelis killed in the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack.
Germany regrets boycott by Munich attack victims’ families
The German government said Friday it regrets plans by families of Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich to boycott a 50-year anniversary ceremony next month and said it was prepared to continue talks on further compensation.
Eleven Israelis and a German police officer were killed after members of the militant Palestinian group Black September broke into the Olympic Village on September 5, 1972.
They took Israelis hostage, hoping to force the release of Palestinian prisoners held by Israel and two left-wing extremists in West German jails.
The victims’ families announced on Thursday that they would not attend the memorial ceremony, underscoring ongoing friction between Germany and Israel.