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.

The miraculous story of the Israeli raid on Entebbe is one for the history books.

The risk involved was extraordinary. The timing had to be impeccable and the entire rescue operation rested on achieving the element of surprise.

See how Israel pulled off this seemingly impossible stunt in the video below.