Families of Munich Olympics attack victims blame Libya, demand compensation

At least 21 family members of the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympics attack, which killed 11 Israelis, demanded compensation from Libya for its role in the attack, according to a report published by the German newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung on Friday.

The survivors are demanding €110 million in UN-supervised Libyan funds, which were frozen worldwide after the fall of the former Libyan regime.

Survivors say the former regime actively supported and assisted the attackers after they fled Munich. In addition, the Palestinian leader at the time, Yasser Arafat, took a $5 million gift in exchange for the attack.

In addition, the three perpetrators, who were released from prison after only 54 days traveled to Libya, where they received a hero’s welcome and then hid with the help of Gaddafi. They also entered Germany with forged Libyan passports, which allowed them to enter the Olympics to carry out the attack.

Israel’s ambassador to the United Nations, Gilad Erdan, submitted documents to the United Nations proving Gaddafi’s involvement in the operation, according to the report.

The families of the victims have been trying for years to obtain compensation from the German authorities. They had previously been given $1 million in “humanitarian aid” and then received another three million euros in 2002.

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