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Israeli families of Munich Olympics massacre victims to boycott German ceremony marking 50th anniversary

(JTA) - All but one of the family members of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Munich Olympics are planning to boycott a ceremony marking the 50th anniversary of the incident, calling the financial compensation that the German government will offer them "a joke."

According to a German government memo obtained by The New York Times, various agencies have thus far paid a total of 4.6 million euros ($4.8 million) to the families, and Germany is expected to offer an additional 5.4 million euros ($5.6 million).

The families are reportedly asking for a sum about 20 times larger than t...


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