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German and Israeli fighters fly over Dachau in tribute

Aircraft from the German and Israeli air forces flew over the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau on Tuesday in tribute to those killed in the Holocaust.

Two Israeli F-16s and two German Eurofighters escorted an Israeli air force Gulfstream G-550 carrying the commanders of the two air forces on a flyby of the monument on the outskirts of Munich while a third Eurofighter filmed the formation from heaven.

They also flew over neighboring Fuerstenfeldbruck airbase in tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes killed during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.

Two athletes were killed and nine others were taken hostage by the Palestinian group Black September at the Olympic Village on September 5, 1972. The other athletes, five of their kidnappers and a German police officer were killed during a failed rescue attempt. .

Six F-16s, two Gulfstreams and two Israeli air force Boeing 707 tankers arrived in Germany on Monday for two weeks of joint exercises.

The Israeli planes, operating from a base in North Rhine-Westphalia, will conduct exercises with the German air force for the first week and also with the Hungarian air force for the second.

It is the first time that the Israeli air force has participated in this kind of exercises in Germany, with the participation of some 180 Israeli personnel.