What was Operation Entebbe?

What was Operation Entebbe?

Operation Entebbe. Operation Entebbe, or Operation Thunderbolt, 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…

What was the result of the Entebbe raid?

Representatives of the United Kingdom and United States offered significant praise, calling the Entebbe raid “an impossible operation”. Some in the United States noted that the hostages were freed on 4 July 1976, 200 years after the signing of the US declaration of independence.

Who are the actors in the raid on Entebbe?

Raid on Entebbe (1977): with Peter Finch, Horst Buchholz, Charles Bronson, John Saxon, Yaphet Kotto, and James Woods, Director: Irvin Kershner, Producer: Edgar J. Scherick. Operation Thunderbolt (1977): with Yehoram Gaon played Col. Netanyahu, Sybil Danning and Klaus Kinski played the hijackers.

How many Kenyans died in Operation Entebbe?

There were 245 Kenyans in Uganda killed and 3,000 fled. 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.

What are some Bollywood films inspired by Operation Entebbe?

Films inspired by Operation Entebbe 1 The Delta Force (1986) which featured a hostage rescue operation inspired by Operation Entebbe. 2 Zameen (2003) is a Bollywood movie starring Ajay Devgan and Abhishek Bachchan who draw a plan to rescue hostages of an… More

Who was the Air France Hero of Entebbe?

^ “Michel Bacos: the Air France hero of Entebbe”. The Jewish Chronicle. 15 June 2012. ^ “Je dois ma vie à Tsahal”. Hamodia (in French). 11 June 2011. Archived from the original on 30 December 2013. ^ Kiruga, Morris (15 September 2013). “20 killed in bomb attack on Norfolk”. Daily Nation. Retrieved 23 September 2014.

What is Entebbe?

Entebbe: The Most Daring Raid of Israel’s Special Forces. New York: Rosen. pp. 17–18. ^ “Detailed Story Of Dramatic Israeli Raid”. Sarasota Herald-Tribune. 13 July 1976. Retrieved 22 September 2014.