IOC contributing $250,000 to Munich massacre memorial

(JTA) — The International Olympic Committee will contribute $250,000 toward a memorial to the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

The donation was approved by the IOC, the organization confirmed Thursday to The Associated Press.

The German Olympic Sports Confederation has pledged $27,000 to the $2.3 million project, which also will be funded by German taxpayers.

The memorial, whose design will be unveiled on Sept. 19, is set to be completed in fall 2016.

The IOC refused to hold a moment of silence at the 2012 Summer Olympics for the Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games.

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