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Olympics / Arab Guerrillas Hold Israeli Hostages #225084

CBS Evening News for Tuesday, Sep 05, 1972
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(Studio) Gang of Arab terrorists hold Israeli athletes hostage in their Olympic Village qtrs. 2 Israelis killed as terrorists break in. 8 others held hostage as Arabs demand release of 200 Arab guerrillas held in Israel, safe passage for selves. 3 copters take terrorists and hostages to mil. airport outside Munich. Shooting erupts.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Munich, West Germany) Weight lifting coach Moshe Weinberg fights Arabs off, is killed. His heroism delays terrorists so that 1/2 Israeli team escapes. Police surround village. International Olympic Committee suspends games. West German Chancellor Willy Brandt goes on television to say everything being done to free hostages (offers of money, substitute hostages), but Arabs refuse. Say if Israeli Defense Min. Moshe Dayan arrives, they will murder hostages. News blackout imposed as terrorists have radios.
REPORTER: John Sheahan

(Studio) All Israeli hostages said freed, Reuters reports after airport shoot-out. Terrorists said killed or wounded. 3 wounded Arabs found at Village, indicating Israelis put up a fight. Security for Jewish athletes tightened. American Mark Spitz, a Jew, flies to United States via London, England. Egyptian team, afraid of retaliation, flies home. American David Berger has lived in Israel 3 years and was among hostages.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Shaker Heights, Ohio) [Dr. Benjamin BERGER - father of hostage, relieved his son not killed, although victim was son's close friend.]
REPORTER: Peter Carey

Carey, Peter;
Cronkite, Walter;
Sheahan, John

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