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Italian Olympic Team Holds Moment of Silence for Israeli Victims of Munich Massacre

ITALIAN OLYMPIC TEAM HOLDS MOMENT OF SILENCE FOR ISRAELI VICTIMS OF MUNICH MASSACRE


By Jim Hoft
GATEWAY PUNDIT
July 30, 2012

The Italian Olympic team held a moment of silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team in London. About 30 members of the team, staff and athletes, were present at the ceremony.
Arutz Sheva
reported:

The Italian Olympic team at the London Olympic Games made a noble gesture Sunday and stood in silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team, in memory of the 11 athletes slain in the Munich Olympics 40 years ago, Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday.

About 30 Italians were present at the ceremony, including Italy’s Minister of Sport, the heads of the Italian Olympic Committee and athletes. Israeli Olympic Committee head Tzvi Varshaviak and Olympic delegation leader Efraim Zinger also took part.

According to an unverified report on the internet, the pilot and crew of a British airliner headed for Israel Thursday did what the Olympics Committee refused to do, and observed a moment of silence in memory of the Israel athletes murdered in Munich in 1972.

The “USA Stands with Israel” Facebook page, with over 10,000 subscribers, reported that the heartwarming gesture was made by a pilot for EasyJet, on a flight headed from the firm’s home base of Luton, England, to Tel Aviv.

NBC sportscaster Bob Costas led an improvised tribute to the Munich victims as the Israeli athletes walked into Olympic Stadium on Friday night.

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