HASBARA: 31rst Anniversary of The Great Entebbe Rescue!
Not only is today the 4th of July for Americans, but it also another incredibly important date in the history of the world. Back on July 4th, 1976, the Israelis struck an incredible victory against Islamofacist terrorism by rescuing a planeload of people taken hostage by evil people. Despite the world edging Israel to give into terrorist demands, Israel staged a daring rescue deep into Africa and successfully rescued not only its own but the citizens of several other nations as well, Jew and Gentile.
It was a momentous day because the world at the time had been seriously depressed by waves of the event we now call "skyjacking." Plane after plane had been "skyjacked" within the world and too many gave into the demands of the terrorists, encouraging them to attempt the same stunt time and time again. Operation Entebbe was the turning point, after which the world woke up and increased its security to the point where the word "skyjacking" has been nearly forgotten within the Western world. And thank goodness for that.
However, while Operation Entebbe was an amazing success, it wasn't pulled off flawlessly; three of the hostages were killed and one of the rescuing Israeli soldiers was also slain during the rescue attempt. May they rest in peace.
May Yoni Netanyahu, the slain Israeli rescuer, as well as the slain hostages rest in peace.
If you'd like to learn more about Operation Entebbe, please follow this link:
There have also been numerous films made and books written about the event.
And Happy Fourth of July to my American readers!
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