Terrorists in the 1972 Munich Olympic Games

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On September fifth, 1972, the terrorist group, Black September, took nine Israeli athletes hostage during the 1972 Munich Olympic Games. Black September was a small group of Palestinian militants, almost unknown to the world before the Munich Games. The group belonged to the PLO, or the Palestinian Liberation Organization. The origin of Black September’s anger goes back to the long-lasting conflict between the Palestinians and the Israelis, which dates back thousands of years . Black September had one purpose for the attack: they wanted to televise the event to bring more attention to the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. The Black September terrorist group used the attacks on the Israeli athletes as well as the constant media at the 1972 Munich Olympics, to bring attention to the Palestinians wrongful treatment during the Palestinian-Israeli conflict. There has been an unsettling conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians for many years. The two territories of Israel and Palestine were originally ruled by Britain, but because of many disputes and fights, the United Nations passed the UN Partition Plan in 1947. This plan suggested that the two territories of Israel and Palestine would be turned into separate countries. The Arabs loathed this idea because they got less land, but the Israelis loved it, for they received much more territory. In this spring of 1948, the United Nations declared the creation of Israel, in result, many countries in the Middle East were

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