When Israeli citizens were held hostage by terrorists at Entebbe Airport in Uganda in late June 1976, Israeli commandos and soldiers embarked on one of the most daring and dangerous rescue operations ever in order to save them.
On July 4, 1976, Israeli soldiers secretly flew to Entebbe, Uganda and rescued a group of Israelis and Jews who had been taken hostage. Now, forty years later, Iddo Netanyahu, the brother of Israel's current Prime Minister and Yoni, the raid's only IDF casualty, speaks about the operation.
It took Israeli commandos minutes to conduct one of the greatest and most daring rescue missions in modern history in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 4, 1976, after an Air France flight was hijacked by terrorists and a group of Jewish passengers was taken hostage.
It was perhaps the most daring Israeli military exploit ever — a rescue raid in Africa that inspired Hollywood films and became etched in Israeli history. Now, a new exhibit highlights new aspects of the incredible mission.