Germany Agrees to Pay $28M to Families of 1972 Munich Olympics Massacre Victims

According to a representative for the interior ministry on Friday,

Germany and the families of Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics have reached an agreement on a $28 million compensation package.

The relatives had already expressed their dissatisfaction with the most recent German offers of compensation

their intention to boycott a ceremony commemorating the attack's 50th anniversary on Monday in Munich.

According to the spokesperson, the federal government will provide $22.5 million, the state of Bavaria will contribute $5 million, and Munich will contribute $500,000.

On September 5, 1972, Palestinian gunmen from the extreme Black September gang kidnapped members of the Israeli Olympic team from the shakily guarded athletes' village.