Lead: In September 1972, members of the Black September faction of the PLO murdered Israeli athletes and coaches at the Munich Olympic Games. It was an elaborate and tragic publicity stunt.

                                                                                                                                                                                                Intro.: A Moment in Time with Dan Roberts.

Content: Beginning in September 1970, Hussein, the Hashemite King of Jordan, moved decisively to take back control of his country by attacking the increasingly aggressive PLO. Within a year thousands of Palestinians had been killed in fighting with regular Jordanian forces, Yassar Arafat and the POL leadership had been forced out of Jordan, and a new faction of extreme terrorists, Black September, had spun off to exact revenge on Hussein and Jordan. During the following months the group hijacked airplanes and assassinated the Jordanian Prime Minister, but its biggest splash would be in Munich at the Olympics.

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