In July 1976, an Air France flight from Tel-Aviv to Paris via Athens was hijacked and forced to land in Entebbe, Uganda. The Jewish passengers were separated and held hostage in demand to release many terrorists held in Israeli prisons. After much debate, the Israeli government sent an elite commando unit to raid the airfield and release the hostages.
Yonatan (Yoni) Netanyahu is the older brother of Benjamin Netanyahu, Prime Minister of Israel since 2009. Both served in the IDF and the elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal, which conducted this operation. See more »
In one of the flashbacks, one of the terrorists says that an Israeli tank drove over a car with civilians still in it. This never happened, and there is no factual basis for this. See more »