Israel’s President Isaac Herzog (R) looks on as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bows after laying a wreath during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of a fatal attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics. Photo: AFP
Israel’s President Isaac Herzog (R) looks on as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bows after laying a wreath during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of a fatal attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics. Photo: AFP
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Germany, Israel mark 50 years since Munich Olympics massacre

  • It is 50 years since the attack; ceremonies marking the day come amid hopes last week’s compensation deal will help bereaved families to heal
  • Deal saw German state acknowledge ‘responsibility’ in failings leading to deaths of 11 Israelis after Palestinian militant group stormed Olympic flat

Israel’s President Isaac Herzog (R) looks on as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bows after laying a wreath during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of a fatal attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics. Photo: AFP
Israel’s President Isaac Herzog (R) looks on as German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier bows after laying a wreath during a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of a fatal attack on the 1972 Munich Olympics. Photo: AFP
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