8 2018

Raid on Entebbe - A Pre-Festival Event

FREE and open to the public, RSVP required. In partnership with UJFT's Community Relations Council. On 27 June 1976, four terrorists belonging to a splinter group of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine under the orders of Wadie Haddad boarded and hijacked an Air France Airbus A300 at Athens. With President Idi Amin's blessing, the terrorists divert the airliner and its hostages to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. After identifying Israeli passengers, the non-Jewish passengers are freed while a series of demands are made, including the release of 40 Palestinian militants held in Israel, in exchange for the hostages. Raid on Entebbe follows the hijacking as well as the subsequent rescue mission operated by the Israeli Military.