Families of victims of the Munich Games will be compensated in R$ 145 million

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Germany and the families of Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics have agreed to an offer of 145 million reais in compensation, an Interior Ministry spokesman said on Friday.

Last month, the families said they were unhappy with the latest German offers of compensation and that they planned to boycott a ceremony on Monday in Munich, marking the 50th anniversary of the attack, in protest.

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The federal government will contribute BRL 116.7 million, while BRL 25.9 million will come from the State of Bavaria and BRL 2.5 million from Munich, according to the spokesman.

On September 5, 1972, members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage in the athletes’ village by Palestinian gunmen from the radical group Black September.

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Within 24 hours, 11 Israelis, five Palestinians and a German police officer were killed after a standoff and subsequent rescue effort erupted into gunfight.

Source: CNN Brasil

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