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Germany has confirmed a $28 million settlement with the 1972 Munich attack family.political news

This figure is a significant increase from previous offers ahead of the attack’s 50th anniversary.

The German government has announced that the families of 11 Israeli athletes 1972 Munich Olympics You will receive compensation totaling €28 million ($28 million).

The figure, which includes payments already made, was previously reported by German and Israeli media, but was not officially communicated by the government.

This is a significant increase from the initial €10 million ($10 million) provided to the family ahead of the 50th anniversary of the attack, which is commemorated on Monday.

As part of an agreement with the family, Germany acknowledged the mistakes authorities made at the time and agreed to allow German and Israeli historians to consider the events surrounding the attack.

On September 5, 1972, members of the Palestinian Black September Organization broke into the Athletes’ Village, killing two Israeli national team players and taking nine more hostage.

The attackers hoped to release Palestinian prisoners held by Israel.

Members of group that seized members of Israel’s Olympic team [File: Kurt Strumpf/AP]

All nine hostages and a West German police officer died during a rescue attempt by German forces.

The athlete’s relatives have accused Germany of failing to secure the Olympic village, refusing Israeli aid and foiling rescue efforts.

In the immediate aftermath of the attack, Germany paid out about 4.19 million marks (about 2 million euros or $2 million) to relatives of the victims, according to the German Interior Ministry.

In 2002, surviving relatives received an additional three million euros ($3 million), German news agency DPA reported.

https://www.aljazeera.com/news/2022/9/2/germany-confirms-28m-settlement-with-1972-munich-attack-families Germany has confirmed a $28 million settlement with the 1972 Munich attack family.political news

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