13th to Tammuz 5736 – Victory Day/The Rescue Day
27th June to 4th July 1976
A big attraction in Aero Beach is the original plane carrying Israeli passengers that was hijacked by terrorists and landed in Entebbe. Israeli commandos flew over and freed the hostages… (marissafh.com)
Daring raid on Entebbe Restored Israeli Morale and Lost Face For Amin: The rescue of 106 hijack hostages was hailed by the Western World and outraged the Arabs and Communists (AP)
The Entebbe Raid & Rescue of the Jewish People
It was on a Tuesday (27th June) Some Children of Israel took a flight from Tel Aviv in Israel, their destination being Paris, when some Arab terrorists (who are also reported to have been Palestinians, that is to say, a Palestinian Military Group which was receiving support from the Libyan President at the time, Muammar Gaddafi) took them captive. They tried to stop them from reaching their final destination, Israel.
According to reports, the flight was diverted after a stopover in Athens, Greece via Benghazi, Libya to Entebbe, the main airport of Uganda.The Arab terrorists forced the Pilot to land in Uganda where they stayed many days without being well looked after.
The sad part was that the President of Uganda at the time, whose name was Idi Amin Dada connived with the Arab terrorists against the Israelites. Rather than reject the terrorist actions on his land, he allowed the Arabs to keep the Israelites as hostages on his soil. They were denied food, drinks, fresh air, etc. The purpose was to persuade the Israelites to release the Palestinians who were being held hostage in Israel.
Interestingly, this operation had been arranged in advance by Colonel Gaddafi and President Idi Amin Dada as revealed by Idi Amin’s son that was present at the time. President Idi Amin was in Lesotho when the aeroplane was leaving France. When he heard about the plane being diverted to Uganda by Gaddafi, he quickly flew to Uganda to be there before the aeroplane’s arrival so as to be fully involved in the raid. Praise YAH Almighty for Idi Amin’s son was there as a witness and can now tell us the details of the raid and rescue. He was around 10 years old at the time. His father let him in on what was going on.
The Israelis instead of negotiating with the Ugandans and Palestinians rather sent their Army (the Israel Defense Force – IDF) to attack the terrorist kidnappers/raiders and rescue their people. Sadly, some lives were lost.
When learning about this in the school History Lessons in Uganda, it is titled: “THE ENTEBBE RAID.” However, my observation is that the Orthodox Jews title it as follows: “THE ENTEBBE RESCUE.”
So I ask, why the difference?
Well, the answer is that the Jews around the world and Israelis only focus on the good that happened in the end. The People of Israel (hundreds of them) were enslaved in a foreign space and later foreign land but Deliverance came in the end. It is always said in Jewish culture at Feast times:
“THEY TRIED TO KILL US, WE ESCAPED/WE WERE DELIVERED, NOW LET’S EAT!”
A number of Jewish people lost their lives during this event including Prime Minister Netanyahu’s beloved brother. Prime Minister Netanyahu struggled to come to terms with the death of his brother (Yoni Netanyahu)
Video: Netanyahu opens up on loss of brother in Entebbe Raid & Rescue
Idi Amin Orders Death Of British-Israeli Woman Dora Bloch On This Day In 1976
Ugandan President Idi Amin (pictured) and the tales of his cruel style of leadership have been documented at length. One of Amin’s most-vicious acts during his time of rule was the brutal execution of British-Israeli Air France Flight 139 hostage 76-year-old Dora Bloch (pictured below) on this day in 1976. Amin ordered the slaying in retaliation to an Israeli commando raid days prior which freed hostages from the country’s Entebbe Airport.
In June 1976, Amin, a Palestine supporter, allowed the hijacked airliner to land at the Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Flight 139 was taken by two members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP) and two members of Germany’s Revolutionäre Zellen (RZ, also known as the Revolutionary Cells). More than 150 non-Jewish hostages who didn’t hold Israeli passports were allowed to go free; however, the hijackers kept the 83 Jewish and Israeli passengers, along with 20 additional people who stood with them in solidarity.
The Israeli government launched a counter-terrorist rescue mission named “Operation Thunderbolt” during the night of July 3. The commandos obtained control of the airport and freed almost all of the hostages.
Three hostages died during the rescue, while 10 were wounded. In all, seven hijackers, 45 Ugandan soldiers, and an Israeli commando were killed.
Although Amin and officials promised safekeeping for Bloch, the Israeli raid angered the fiery dictator so much that he had Bloch dragged from her bed and slaughtered along with hospital staffers who tried to protect her. Amin had her body dumped in to a trunk of an Ugandan intelligence service vehicle.
The response from the international community was one of shock, and put a strain on Uganda’s standing with the United Kingdom. The U.K. also closed its High Commission in the country in response to Bloch’s murder.
The woman’s remains were not discovered until three years later near a sugar plantation 20 miles east of the hospital. The Bloch discovery occurred as a result of the Ugandan-Tanzanian War, which ended the vicious rule of Amin.
Amin fled to Libya and later Saudi Arabia before dying in the latter country in 2003.
The Nation of Uganda became enemies with The Nation of Israel since that event in history. In fact, Israelites and Jewish people from around the world were afraid to go to Uganda over the years.
It was just last year (2017) that the current Prime Minister of Israel whose name is Benjamin Netanyahu visited Uganda to reinstate the friendship between Israel and Uganda.
The former President of Uganda, Idi Amin Dada really persecuted and terrorised the Jewish people of Uganda for a long time until his overthrown on the Feast of Passover in April 11, 1979
Video: JEWS Kicked Out of Uganda
The Jews of Uganda celebrated The Feast of PASSOVER like no other that time! They could not stop praising YAH Almighty for their deliverance from bondage. They had been forced to attend churches for a long time in order to avoid death but they eventually regained their freedom. In addition, they had to change their names in order to blend in well into the rest of the Ugandan community.
Former President Idi Amin Dada even had plans to invade the Nation of Israel
Note that the aeroplane which was used in the Evil Operation at Entebbe Airport in Uganda is still there in Uganda for memorial purposes.
Watch the following video for more information:
Video: Amin’s Son on “OPERATION THUNDERBOLT”
The following video tells the story of the history of the Ugandan Jews. It includes what happened during Former President Idi Amin Dada’s Regime.
Video: Africans Convert To Judaism – CONVERSION TO JUDAISM
Operation Entebbe, or Operation Thunderbolt, was a successful counter-terroristhostage-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. Amin had been informed of the hijacking from the beginning. 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. Ninety-four, 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 troops.
The operation took place at night. Israeli transport planes carried 100 commandos over 4,000 kilometres (2,500 mi) to Uganda for the rescue operation. The operation, which took a week of planning, lasted 90 minutes. Of the 106 remaining hostages, 102 were rescued and three were killed. The other hostage was in a hospital and was later killed. Five Israeli commandos were wounded and one, unit commander Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed. All the hijackers and forty-five Ugandan soldiers were killed, and eleven 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 then present in Uganda. 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. He was the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, the current Prime Minister of Israel.
Video: ENTEBBE FIRST HAND ACCOUNT: From hijack to rescue, commemorating forty years.