A member of Black September during the standoff.
The Munich massacre
refers to the 1972 terrorist attacks at the summer Olympics
. The Palestinian
terrorist organization Black September
kidnapped and murdered 11 Israeli athletes and coaches, and killed a police officer in the process.
Of 8 terrorists, 5 were killed and 3 were temporarily imprisoned until released to Libya in exchange for a Lufthansa passenger jet that had been taken hostage.
In response, Israel launched Operation Wrath of God, a series of clandestine activities directed at members of Black September and the Palestine Liberation Organization.