NOTHING NEW UNDER THE SUN (ALMOST)
5th September, 1972 : At dawn today a band of Black September Arab guerillas broke into the Israeli building in the Olympic village near Munich where 10,000 athletes are staying. Over 250 plain-clothes police had been brought into the village, following a tip-off of trouble ahead, but none of them saw the Arabs scale the fence. The guerillas demanded the release of 200 Palestinians held in Israeli jails and a safe passage out of Germany. They took nine hostages.