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Palestinians abused Israeli athletes in 1972 Olympics attack

Athlete's widow: Palestinians abused Israeli athletes in 1972 Olympics attack in Munich

Palestinians abused Israeli athletes in 1972 Olympics attack

JERUSALEM (AP) -- The wife of one of 11 Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games has disclosed new details of her husband's final moments, saying that he was tortured by his captors.

After years of remaining silent, Ilana Romano said Wednesday that photos she obtained from Germany in 1992 showed that the body of her husband, weightlifter Yossi Romano, was mutilated. She says the Palestinian attackers had beaten up other athletes and forced them to watch.

Romano says that she and Ankie Spitzer, the wife of another slain athlete, have decided to go public to preserve the memories of the Munich massacre.

Details about the abuse were first reported by the New York Times.


Updated : 2021-09-27 05:48 GMT+08:00