New Report Highlights Libya's Role in Munich Massacre of Israeli Athletes

(Ha'aretz) Yossi Melman - A new report prepared by the Dutch law firm Knoops' Advocaten on behalf of relatives of the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics terror attack, in which 11 Israeli athletes were murdered, aims to prove that Libya financed and directed the attack. The group is seeking reparations from Libyan finances that are currently frozen in German banks. The report alleges that in August 1972, a month before the attack, Yasser Arafat and his deputy, Abu Iyad, traveled to Tripoli and asked Libyan leader Muammar Gadhafi to finance the operation. Quoting German intelligence files, the report states that Gadhafi gave them 1 million pounds sterling (the equivalent to $50 million today). The Palestinian terrorists who carried out the attack were trained in Libya by Gadhafi's intelligence service and army, and weapons used in the massacre were smuggled into Germany via Libyan diplomats.

2022-04-21 00:00:00

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