On July 4, 1976, a team of Israeli elite commandos led a rescue mission to extract Jewish and Israeli passengers from an Air France flight held hostage at Entebbe Airport. The raid freed over 100 Israelis held in the old terminal building at the airport, as well as some of the hostages.
Netanyahu says recent terror attacks in Nairobi and Paris and any other place should be condemned and treated as one, adding that nothing justifies the systematic murder of civilians.
"The fight against terror continues still today," he added. "It threatens every country and continent and we must stand united in one spirit, and one front, in the spirit of Entebbe."
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Netanyahu, who is visiting Uganda to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the raid on Entebbe, stated that it was emotional for him to stand "very near where my brother Yoni fell" in the 1976 Israeli commando raid.
On July 4, 1976, a team of Israeli elite commando's led a rescue mission to extract Jewish and Israeli passengers from an Air France flight held hostage at Entebbe Airport. The raid freed over 100 Israelis held in the old terminal building at the airport, as well as some of the hostages.
Netanyahu's brother Yonatan also known as Yoni was killed leading the mission, as were three hostages. A fourth hostage, Dora Bloch, 75, was allegedly killed by Idi Amin's henchmen in Mulago hospital. Israel is currently funding the renovation of a wing in the hospital's trauma center.
He is the first sitting Prime Minister to visit sub-Saharan Africa since Yitzhak Shamir visited four western African countries in 1987.
Netanyahu stated that Israel is returning to Africa and that the Jewish state has great opportunity to strengthen economic and commercial ties with some of the Africa's most promising emerging markets. He added that Israel looks forward to working with the African continent which is currently on the rise, adding that many Africans and Israelis will benefit from the partnership.
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President Museveni on the other hand stated that the liberation movement should use discipline and purposeful violence in order to deal with the challenges the world is facing. He says there is a thin line between a freedom fighter and a terrorist.
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The visit that started in Uganda will see him visit Kenya, Rwanda and Ethiopia before returning to Israel on Friday.