Capturing the Moment: Entebbe hostages return to Israel

Operation Entebbe - The hostages come home - "Capturing the Moment."

Entebbe hostages return to Israel after daring rescue operation (photo credit: AVI SIMHONI AND MIKI TZARFATI/BAMAHANE)
Entebbe hostages return to Israel after daring rescue operation
(photo credit: AVI SIMHONI AND MIKI TZARFATI/BAMAHANE)
Capturing the Moment: We present to you historic moments worthy of commemoration in pictures. The Jerusalem Post was present for these moments over the years, and we are proud to commemorate them, one-by-one, in retrospect.
Operation Entebbe - The hostages come home - "Capturing the Moment."

The IDF operation to rescue 105 hostages from a hijacked plane in Uganda made a lasting impression on the world: Israel would thereafter be recognized for its intelligence gathering capabilities and operational daring.
This picture captures the triumphant moment when the rescued hostages arrived home and sighed a breath of relief after their harrowing experience. The unthinkable operation is emblematic of the Jewish state's incredible story of survival against all odds.