Entebbe 1976

Today marks not only the Independence of the United States of America, but also the 40th anniversary of the freeing of hostages at Entebbe airport in Uganda.  The rescue took place on the 200th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence.  It was during this mission that Benjamin Netanayhu’s older brother Yonatan was killed.

It was an incredible mission, rescuing 102 of the 106 hostages.  The full number of hostages at the beginning of the event was 258, but the non-Jewish passengers were released.  Only the Jewish passengers and the crew remained.

Unbelievably, after the successful resolution, the UN Security Council met to rule on a complaint that Israel committed an “act of aggression.”  Unbelievable!  So even then the United Nations was against Israel.  Thankfully, several countries supported Israel’s action.

You might consider reading some more about this event.  It was very exciting from start to finish and showed Israeli’s prowess and intelligence and commitment to saving her people.

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