entebbe entebbe  /ˌɛn ˈtɛ bi/

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  • (n) a town in southern Uganda on Lake Victoria; site of an international airport (where in 1976 Israeli commandos rescued hostages held aboard a plane by Palestinian hijackers)

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  • Photos: On this day in 1976 — The Entebbe Hijacking

    On this Day, June 27, 1976 – an Air France plane with 248 passengers was hijacked, by members of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and the German Revolutionary Cells, and flown to Entebbe, near Kampala, the capital of Uganda. Shortly after landing, all non-Israeli passengers, except one French citizen, were released.
    on June 27, 2013     Source: New Haven Register

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  1. "Examples of successful initiatives to date" said Foreign Minister Kutesa, "are an IT park planned for Entebbe, near our capital Kampala. It will act as an IT centre for East Africa, creating jobs and, we hope, many new opportunities --...
    on Jun 3, 2007 By: Sam Kutesa Source: PR Newswire UK (press release)

  2. "In spite of the very reconciliatory attitude my government has taken over Kenya's involvement in the Entebbe invasion, the Kenya authorities have by design ensured the vital imports such as oil products are not allowed to get to Uganda," Amin...
    on Jul 5, 2010 By: Idi Amin Source: The Standard

  3. "The Entebbe anniversary shows the seriousness with which we attach to freeing our hostages," said Mark Regev, spokesman for the Israeli Foreign Ministry. "I think people holding Israeli hostages today should understand that we will do...
    on Jul 4, 2006 By: Mark Regev Source: USA Today

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