Israeli Prime Minister in Uganda, Remembers His Slain Brother Jonathan Who Died In 'Operation Entebbe' Israeli Prime Minister in Uganda, Remembers His Slain Brother Jonathan Who Died In 'Operation Entebbe'
By Martin Hill
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July 4, 2016


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Benjamin Netanyahu made a trip to Uganda today- the first time in decades that an Israeli Prime Minister has made such a trip. Today is the anniversary of the death of Netanyahu's older brother Jonathan, a military commander who was the sole fatality in a military hostage rescue operation conducted by the IDF called 'Operation Entebbe'. It took place at the Uganda airport on July 4, 1976.

"Entebbe is always with me. Not a day goes by that I do not think what might have been," Bibi tweeted today, accompanied with a photo of him pensively overlooking the Uganda airport.

Entebbe is always with me. Not a day goes by that I do not think what might have been. pic.twitter.com/cLz7jF4yEb

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 4, 2016


Landed in Africa. It's been decades since an Israeli PM has visited. I'll be in Uganda, Kenya, Rwanda & Ethiopia. pic.twitter.com/0HOAh3fhgs

— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) July 4, 2016

[Please note that this is the first I've ever heard of this event, and the Wikipedia version might be far from the actual truth. It does involve the IDF, after all.]

Wikipedia notes:

"Operation Entebbe was a successful counter-terrorist hostage-rescue mission carried out by commandos of the Israel Defense Forces (IDF) at Entebbe Airport in Uganda on 4 July 1976. A week earlier, on 27 June, an Air France plane with 248 passengers had been hijacked by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine External Operations (PFLP-EO) under orders of Wadie Haddad (who had earlier broken away from the PFLP of George Habash), and two members of the German Revolutionary Cells. The hijackers had the stated objective to free 40 Palestinian and affiliated militants imprisoned in Israel and 13 prisoners in four other countries in exchange for the hostages. The flight, which had originated in Tel Aviv with the destination of Paris, was diverted after a stopover in Athens via Benghazi to Entebbe, the main airport of Uganda. The Ugandan government supported the hijackers, and dictator Idi Amin personally welcomed them. After moving all hostages from the aircraft to a disused airport building, the hijackers separated all Israelis and several non-Israeli Jews from the larger group and forced them into a separate room. Over the following two days, 148 non-Israeli hostages were released and flown out to Paris. 94, mainly Israeli, passengers along with the 12-member Air France crew, remained as hostages and were threatened with death.

The IDF acted on information provided by the Israeli intelligence agency Mossad. The hijackers threatened to kill the hostages if their prisoner release demands were not met. This threat led to the planning of the rescue operation. These plans included preparation for armed resistance from Ugandan military troops.

The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 2,500 miles (4,000 km) to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. 102 hostages were rescued. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, the unit commander, Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers, three hostages and 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed, and thirty (some[who?] say 11) Soviet-built MiG-17s and MiG-21s of Uganda's air force were destroyed. Kenyan sources supported Israel, and in the aftermath of the operation Idi Amin issued orders to retaliate and slaughter several hundred Kenyans present in Uganda.

Operation Entebbe, which had the military codename Operation Thunderbolt, is sometimes referred to retroactively as Operation Jonathan in memory of the unit's leader, Yonatan Netanyahu. He was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel.

[Link.]

Also, here is the interesting Wikipedia page on Yonatan Netanyahu.

Seeing that his brother was killed fighting 'terrorists,' this point of history definitely gives some insight into Bibi Netanyahu's mindset and motivations.


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