Germany to pay further compensation to families of 1972 Munich Olympics attack victims

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The German government has indicated that it is willing to pay further compensation to the families of 11 Israeli athletes who were killed at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich by members of a Palestinian group. Relatives of the athletes have long criticised how German authorities handled the attack and its aftermath. Demands for further compensation have threatened to overshadow a planned memorial event for the 50th anniversary of the massacre. Germany’s Interior Ministry said on Wednesday that it is currently holding talks with the relatives and that the “serious consequences for the survivin…

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