Safe Mode: On
Operation Entebbe

Operation Entebbe was a hostage-rescue mission carried out by 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 was hijacked by Palestinian terrorists and supporters and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Shortly after landing, all non-Jewish passengers were released.

The IDF acted on intelligence provided by the Israeli secret agency Mossad. In the wake of the hijacking by members of the militant organizations Revolutionary Cells and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, along with the hijackers' threats to kill the hostages if their prisoner release demands were not met, the rescue operation was planned. These plans included preparation for armed resistance from Ugandan military troops.

The operation took place at night, as Israeli transport planes carri

Loading the player ...
Embed CodeSwitch Player
Plays: 4747 (Embed: 0)

Added: Apr-9-2011 
By: LostSomewhereInSpace
In:
Iran, Middle East
Tags: Operation Entebbe, Israel, IDF, hostage rescue, terrorism
Views: 6967 | Comments: 35 | Votes: 3 | Favorites: 4 | Shared: 7 | Updates: 0 | Times used in channels: 1
You need to be registered in order to add comments! Register HERE
Sort by: Newest first | Oldest first | Highest score first
Liveleak opposes racial slurs - if you do spot comments that fall into this category, please report them for us to review.