I almost forgot that today is the anniversary of another liberation, the Israeli commando raid to free hostages of PLO terrorists in Entebbe, Uganda. Thanks to @KurtSchlichter for the reminder.

The leader of the commandos, and the only Israeli killed during the raid, was Yonatan Netanyahu, brother of the current Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu.

Dora Bloch, one of the hostages was not rescued because she had been moved to a hospital, and was later killed on orders of Ugandan dictator Idi Amin. Three other hostages were killed.

For a wonderful account of the raid, I highly recommend 90 Minutes at Entebbe.

Photo above right of then Likud Party leader and future Israeli Prime Minister Menachim Begin being lifted in the air as Israelis celebrated the hostages return.

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