Entebbe raid

The standoff at Entebbe airport in Uganda in 1976 ended when Israeli special forces stormed the airport building to rescue over a hundred hostages from Palestinian and German hijackers. Alan Johnston reports.

(Photo: An Israeli hostage is greeted on her return to Israel after Operation Entebbe on 3rd July 1976, in which, Israeli special forces rescued 100 hostages held at Entebbe Airport in Uganda by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine following their hijack of Air France Flight 139)
(Credit: Keystone/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

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