No minute of silence, but ceremony set for Rio Olympics to honor Israelis murdered in Munich

RIO DE JANEIRO  — The eleven Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the Munich Olympics in 1972 will be honored at a ceremony led by Brazilian and Israeli officials during the 2016 summer Olympic Games.

The August 14 ceremony will take place at the Rio City Hall led by the Israeli Olympic Committee and the Israeli consulate. The widows of weightlifter Yosseph Romano, who was kidnapped, castrated and murdered by the terrorists, and Andre Spitzer, who was a fencing coach, will light eleven candles at the Rio ceremony, reported Folha de S. Paulo newspaper.


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