Monday, July 02, 2018

Happy Entebbe Day

Dry Bones cartoon, Entebbe, Uganda, July 4, rescue, Israel, IDF, terror, border=
On June 27th 1976 , an  Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris, carrying 247 passengers and 12 crew members, was hijacked by Palestinian Arab and German terrorists. The hijackers landed the plane at Benghazi, Libya and flew it from there to Entebbe in Uganda, 4,000 kilometers from Israel.
Once in Entebbe Airport all Jews and Israelis were taken hostage while other passengers were freed. The situation seemed hopeless. Here in Israel a dark depression enveloped the country.
Then, on July 4th 1976, the Israeli Government announced the incredible and amazing news of the liberation of the Jewish and Israeli hostages by IDF commandos.

42 years have passed since that miraculous and mind-blowing day . . . but for me, and I am sure, for many others, the "Fourth of July" will always be "Entebbe Day."
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