Palestinians abused Israeli athletes in 1972 Olympics attack

Wife says late husband mutilated by captors

(ANSA) - Rome, December 2 - The wife of one of 11 Israeli Olympians killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Games has disclosed new details of her husband's final moments, saying that he was mutilated by his captors, the Associated Press reported Wednesday.
    After years of remaining silent, Ilana Romano said Wednesday that photos she obtained from Germany in 1992 showed that the body of her husband, weightlifter Yossi Romano, was mutilated after he was shot while trying to resist the attackers. She said the Palestinian attackers had beaten up other athletes and forced them to watch her husband die while refusing to allow doctors into the room.
    "Some said the Palestinian terrorists were freedom fighters. Not only were they not freedom fighters, but they were brutal," she said.


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