what slots have the most free spins-Germany, Israel mark 50 years since Munich Olympics massacre

OLYMPIC TRAGEDYA photo taken on Aug. 17, 2022 shows a commemorative plaque with the Olympic Rings in front of the Memorial to the Victims of the 1972 Olympic Attack at the Olympic Park in Munich, southern Germany. On Sept. 5, 1972, eight gunmen of the Palestinian militant group Black September broke into the Israeli team's flat at the Olympic Village in Munich, shooting dead two and taking nine Israelis hostage. West German police responded with a bungled rescue operation in which all nine hostages were killed, along with five of the eight hostage-takers and a German police officer. The Games were meant to showcase a new Germany 27 years after the Holocaust but instead opened a deep rift with Israel. PHOTO BY AFPOLYMPIC TRAGEDYA photo taken on Aug. 17, 2022 shows a commemorative plaque with the Olympic Rings in front of the Memorial to the Victims of the 1972 Olympic Attack at the Olympic Park in Munich, southern Germany. On Sept. 5, 1972, eight gunmen of the Palestinian militant group Black September broke into the Israeli team's flat at the Olympic Village in Munich, shooting dead two and taking nine Israelis hostage. West German police responded with a bungled rescue operation in which all nine hostages were killed, along with five of the eight hostage-takers and a German police officer. The Games were meant to showcase a new Germany 27 years after the Holocaust but instead opened a deep rift with Israel. PHOTO BY AFP

ISRAEL and Germany's presidents will jointly commemorate the 1972 Munich Olympics attack that left 11 Israeli athletes dead, after a last-minute compensation deal averted a feared boycott by bereaved relatives.

Around 70 relatives of victims will join in next Monday's solemn 50th-anniversary ceremony, Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre Spitzer counted among the dead, told AFP. Separately, the Israel Olympic Committee confirmed a delegation at the event.

The long-planned ceremony had risked descending into a fiasco over a row between relatives and the German state over financial compensation for their suffering.

But an 11th-hour deal on "historical clarification, recognition and compensation" was announced on Wednesday, with Germany offering 28 million euros (dollars) in reparations, six times the amount previously provided.

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With the agreement, the German state acknowledges its "responsibility and recognizes the terrible suffering of those killed and their relatives," said Frank-Walter Steinmeier and his Israeli counterpart Isaac Herzog in a statement.

"The agreement cannot heal all wounds. But it opens a door to each other," they added.

At the ceremony at the Fuerstenfeldbruck air base, west of Munich, where the hostage-taking reached its tragic climax, bereaved relatives are also hoping Steinmeier will become the first German head of state to publicly take responsibility for the failings that led to the carnage.

Held almost three decades after the Holocaust, the Games in Munich were meant to showcase a new Germany. But it instead opened a deep rift with Israel.

On Sept. 5, 1972, eight gunmen from the Palestinian militant group Black September stormed the Israeli team's flat at the Olympic village, shooting two dead and taking nine others hostage.

Former East German handballer Klaus Langhoff saw the scenes unfold from the balcony opposite the Israeli team's quarters.

He described the terrifying moments when he saw the hostage-takers bringing out the lifeless body of Israeli coach wrestling coach Moshe Weinberg and leaving it on the street.

"It was awful. Whenever we looked out of the window or on the balcony, we saw this dead athlete there," he told AFP.

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