Families of Israelis Killed at Munich Olympics Plan Anniversary Boycott

The families of the athletes killed by the Black September terrorist group say that the compensation they have been offered is inadequate and will stay away from a ceremony in Munich in September.

TEL AVIV — The families of the 11 Israeli athletes who were killed by Palestinian militants at the 1972 Munich Olympics said Wednesday that they intend to boycott a memorial ceremony planned in Germany in September to mark the 50th anniversary of the attack because of a dispute with German authorities over compensation.

The decision will put pressure on the president of Israel, Yitzhak Herzog, who is scheduled to attend the ceremony in Munich on Sept. 5, to

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