05 September 2009


on this day in 1972 at the summer olympics in munich, west germany, members of the israeli olympic team were taken hostage and eventually murdered by black september, a militant group with ties to yasser arafat's fata organization. the events of that bloody night, and the retaliatory hunt for the murderers by an israeli counter-terrorist team, was portrayed in the film munich. there exists controversy regarding the accuracy of the hunt, but none regarding the depiction of the massacre itself.

a sample film clip from the movie can be seen here. it is not for the faint of heart.

in memoriam.

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