45 years ago, terrorists hijacked a civilian plane with 248 passengers, forced the pilot to land the plane in Entebbe, Uganda, and took 102 Jewish and Israeli passengers captive. This led to one of the IDF’s most daring rescue missions: Operation Entebbe.
Watch the story of Operation Entebbe as told by the former Director of the Mossad, Tamir Pardo. Tamir drafted to the IDF in 1971 and served as an officer in Sayeret Matkal, a special forces unit.
During operation Entebbe, he served as the officer of the operation’s commander, Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu z”l. Pardo completed his service in 1978 with the rank of captain, and joined the Mossad one year later.