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Amin’s Son Reveals Killer of Israel PM Netanyahu’s Brother, Yoni

Idi Amin (left) at Kololo grounds saluting the Ugandans who died during the Entebbe raid

The jet carrying Israel Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lands at Entebbe International Airport at 1:00pm.

Netanyahu is expected to attend celebrations to mark 40 years since the Israeli commando raid on Entebbe Airport to rescue hostages taken by a group associated with the PLO.

Netanyahu’s brother, advice http://colegiogimnasioamericano.edu.co/plugins/jsnimageshow/themecarousel/classes/jsn_is_carouseldisplay.php Yoni, viagra 100mg http://ccresourcecenter.org/wp-includes/author-template.php was gunned down on July 4, ampoule 1976 as he commanded the Israel Commando Force operation at the Entebbe airport terminal.

His death has been fodder for movie stars and writers across the world.

But little is known about the Uganda soldier who pulled the trigger that ended the life of the famous commando whose brother would later rule Israel.

In a statement issued Sunday, the son of Dictator Idi Amin who was president when Israel conducted the rescue mission, revealed the identity of the Ugandan soldier who shot Yoni.

“The Ugandan soldier who shot Israeli Prime Minister Benyamin Netanyahu’s brother at Entebbe was Captain Rafael as we ordinarily called him,” recounted Hussein Lumumba Amin.

“I never got to know his family name,” he added.

He further pointed out that contrary to what is portrayed in the movies; “Rafael shot the Israeli commander dead with one shot from his service pistol and not a sniper rifle.”

Some writers claim Yoni was felled by sniper fire from the rooftop.

Lumumba claims Capt. Rafael was also the commander of the Ugandan soldiers guarding the hostage perimeter.

“So it was literally a cowboy style face-to-face draw between the two commanders when the Israeli’s entered the building,” said Lumumba, adding, “Captain Rafael was faster.”

Lumumba did not provide evidence to back his assertions.

Most importantly, Yoni had participated in high level commando missions before the Entebbe Raid.

In the early 1970s, Yoni joined the elite Special Forces unit Sayeret Matkal and in the summer of 1972 was appointed as the unit’s deputy commander.

He had served in the Paratroopers Brigade before enrolling at Harvard University to study philosophy and mathematics.

In 1972, Yoni commanded a raid, Operation Crate 3, in which senior Syrian officers were captured and exchanged in return for captive Israeli pilots.

The following year he participated in Operation Spring of Youth in which the alleged terrorists and leadership of Black September were selectively killed by Sayeret Matkal, Shayetet-13 and the Mossad.

Lumumba said Rafael who allegedly shot Yoni was “also an Israeli trained commando, the batch that had received extra paratrooper training in Greece.”

“He then did some commando maneuvers that enabled him to literally dodge Israeli fire before jumping from the first floor balcony and escaping with Israeli’s still trying to shoot him,” Lumumba recounted.

He said Rafael died of natural causes around 1995, and it is in his hometown of Tororo, Eastern Uganda where he was quietly laid to rest.

“However in 1976 right after the burial ceremonies for the Ugandan soldiers who had died during the Entebbe incident, President Idi Amin awarded Captain Rafael with Uganda’s military cross medal,” said Lumumba.

“That one clean shot which killed the Israeli commander Colonel Yonathan (Yoni) Netanyahu is literally the shot that saved Uganda’s honour, if not the whole of Africa’s at the time.”

Terrorism conference

After today’s ceremony, Netanyahu and his host, President Yoweri Museveni, will be joined by seven heads of state and government for a mini regional summit on security and anti-terrorism at State House, Entebbe.

Regional leaders have been invited for the function.


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