Last week marked the 40th anniversary of Operation Entebbe, the Israeli mission to save over 100 hostages that cost the life of Yoni Netanyahu, leader of the raid and brother of PM Netanyahu. The Israeli premier marked the anniversary on his trip to Africa, but The Times of Israel reports on the Israeli memorial he spoke at yesterday, doubling down on his nation's fight against terror:
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu vowed on Sunday to continue taking action to defeat terror, during a memorial to mark the 40th anniversary of the rescue of Israeli hostages held by terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda in 1976.
His brother Yonatan was killed rescuing the hostages held by German and Palestinian hijackers. In Hebrew, the operation is dubbed “Operation Yoni.”
Speaking at the ceremony in Jerusalem, the prime minister called the mission “the most impressive hostage rescue operation in history.”
“Bold steps for the security of the state are taken all the time, even thousands of miles from home,” Netanyahu said, stressing that Israel “will continue to act fearlessly against terror.”
Israel has been hit by a wave of terror attacks since October last year that has so far claimed the lives of 34 Israelis in a series of stabbings, shootings, car-rammings and a suicide bombing.