TEL AVIV (Sep. 24)
Israel marked the first anniversary last night (according to the Hebrew calendar) of the murder of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes in Munich and heard a warning by a senior Cabinet Minister that “the accounts of the Arab terrorists have not been closed.” Addressing a memorial service at the Tel Aviv Museum, Minister-Without-Portfolio Israel Galili said that Israel’s far-reaching anti-terrorist campaign had its starting point with the Munich massacre.
“In the year since then we have learned a lot about security methods, obtaining intelligence on terrorist plans and in frustrating and punishing the terrorists,” Galili said. He noted that the anti-terrorist campaign extended over considerable areas and was conducted under conditions which were .”involved and complex.” Galili said that in the year since Munich there were 46 individual terrorist attacks and many more that were foiled before they were accomplished. “The number of frustrated attempts will remain a secret for security reasons,” Galili said.
Yossef Inbar, head of the Israeli Olympic Committee, said that no terror would keep the Israeli flag and Israeli sportsmen from appearing at international athletic events. A park in memory of the 11 Munich victims was dedicated yesterday at Bat Yam south of Tel Aviv. The park contains an athletic field and a children’s playground.