45 years after the brutal murder of 11 Israeli athletes in Munich, a memorial was unveiled at the Olympic village. Israeli President Reuven Rivlin and members of the victims’ families attended the ceremony.
Watch: The ceremony in Munich
Israeli President Reuven Rivlin attended the unveiling ceremony of the memorial for the victims of the 1972 Munich Olympic massacre. The memorial is in the Olympic village where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists.
During the ceremony, Rivlin along with his German counterpart unveiled the wall commemorating the victims of the brutal murder. “We thank the Bavarian prime minister for his positive attitude toward Israel and the Jewish people,” Rivlin said. “He’s a faithful friend of the free world and a close friend of Israel. Thank you for this special event after 45 years.”
Rivlin and his German counterpart Photo Credit: Reuters/Channel 2 News
Aside from Rivlin, German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier, the Bavarian prime minister, the mayor of Munich and the president of the International Olympic Committee delivered speeches. In addition, Ankie Spitzer, widow of Andre Spitzer, the coach of Israel’s 1972 Summer Olympic team, spoke on behalf of the victims’ families.