Yoni Netanyahu, the famed hero of the Entebbe operation, was killed in action 45 years ago on July 4.
The name Entebbe is one that conjures indelible images for most Israelis. In 1976, an Air France plane with 248 passengers on-board was hijacked on its way from Tel Aviv to Paris. The hijackers eventually flew the plane to Entebbe, Uganda – the place where Israel launched one of the most daring rescue missions in military history.
Operation Tunderbolt took place 42 years ago today. A daring mission to rescue more than 100 Israeli and Jewish hostages who had been taken captive by Palestinian and German airplane hijackers, given a place to land by Uganda’s unpredictable leader, Idi Amin. In Israel, the operation is now known as Mivtza Yonatan (Operation Jonathan), in memory […]
The Israeli Prime Minister’s trip to Uganda to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe Operation almost ended in another IDF operation as the Ugandan president rambled on about “linking Palestine to Africa”.
Israel’s miraculous rescue of Jewish hostages in Uganda in 1976 amazed the entire world. The daring rescue showed that Jews will never leave their care to others. Only the Israel Defense Forces, with God’s help, can be relied on.
Prime Minister Netanyahu urged the global community to fight terrorism as the Israeli army had done in Entebbe 40 years ago.
In just under an hour, IDF forces swooped in, killed the terrorists, and brought their people home to Israel.
The operation is considered one of the most heroic and successful rescue missions performed by the IDF or, indeed, any army in the world.
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