Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has paid a warm tribute to his fallen brother Yonatan Netanyahu and a number of other people who were killed during the raid the latter commanded to extract dozens of travelers held hostage by terrorists at Entebbe Airport in July 1976.
The Premier together with his wife Sarah and a few of the survivors of the plane hijacking today gathered at the Entebbe Airport to mark forty years since the “Entebbe Raid.”
At the event that was witnessed by regional leaders and Ugandan and Israeli dignitaries, abortion http://debbiehowes.com/wp-content/plugins/events-manager/em-bbpress.php both President Yoweri Museveni and the Israeli Prime Minister made known their resolve to fight against terrorism.
Mr. Netanyahu said he was happy to be welcomed for the first time in the Sub Saharan Africa “by a president who fights terrorists.”
“At Entebbe, treatment http://damnyouautocorrect.com/wp-admin/includes/nav-menu.php Terrorism suffered a resounding defeat. Our rescue mission proved that good can prevail over evil and fear, ampoule http://darioergas.org/wp-admin/includes/class-wp-importer.php ” he said in his short remarks. “When terrorism succeeds in one place, it spreads to other places; when it defeated anywhere, it weakened everywhere.”
The Premier said the raid at Entebbe — in which just over 40 Ugandan soldiers deployed by President Iddi Amin to back the terrorist hijackers were killed; was not a victory for Israel alone but the rest of the world.
From his brother Yonatan, the commander of the raid and only Israeli soldier who was killed, Mr Netanyahu said he leaned clarity and courage to confront evil, and knowing that nothing justifies terrorism.
The Primer Minister was later on joined by President Museveni to unveil a plaque entailing the names of the people that were murdered on the July 4th night.
On his part, President Yoweri Museveni condemned his predecessor Idi Amin, for providing shelter for the terrorists.
He noted by the time of the 1976 raid, he and his fellow ‘patriots’ were already fighting the high handed Amin regime.
“We had opposed Amin right from the beginning because as patriots we knew that Amin would head in the wrong direction,” said Museveni.
“Therefore, Amin’s hobnobbing with terrorists was a crime in itself. Fortunately his illiterate Army had no discipline to deploy properly; otherwise it could have been impossible for the rightly armed rescue force to successfully extract the hostages.”
“Amin was wrong to keep the hostages and the Israelis were right to use the use the incapacity of that army to rescue the innocent hostages.”
At the event, the President highlighted that Uganda and Africa’s bond with Israel which dates back before Christ should now be cemented with more cooperation in trade and tourism.