[[Image:Airkz 20040217 yoni netanyahu.jpg|right|frame|[[Israel Defense Forces|Israeli]] Col. [[Yonatan Netanyahu|Yoni Netanyahu]], ground commander during Operation Entebbe]]
Tentera Israel telah mendarat di Entebbe sejam sebelum tengah malamThe Israeli forces landed at Entebbe an hour before midnight,
with their cargo bay doors already open. A black [[Mercedes-Benz|Mercedes]] with accompanying [[Land Rover]] s was taken along to give the impression that the Israeli troops driving from the landed [[ fixed-wing aircraft| aircraft]] to the terminal building were an escort for [[Idi Amin]] or another high-ranking official. The Mercedes car was borrowed from an Israeli civilian and apparently spray painted black for the raid, on the understanding that it would be returned to the owner in its original color.
The Mercedes and its escort vehicles were quickly driven by the Israeli assault team members to the airport terminal in the same fashion as Amin. However, along the way, two Ugandan sentries, who were aware that Idi Amin had recently purchased a white Mercedes to replace his black one, ordered this procession of vehicles to stop. Both of these sentries were immediately shot dead by the Israeli commandos. Fearing premature alerting of associates to the hijackers, the Israeli assault team were quickly sent into action.
The hostages were in the main hall of the airport building, directly adjacent to the runway. The Israelis sprang from their vehicles and burst into the terminal yelling, " Get down! Get down!" in both [[ Modern Hebrew|Hebrew]] and [[ English language| English]]. A 19-year-old French Jew named Jean-Jacques Maimoni ( who chose to identify himself as an Israeli Jew to the hijackers even though he had a French passport), stood up, however. He was killed by the Israeli commandos, who mistook him for a hijacker. Another hostage, Pasko Cohen, a 52-year-old manager of an Israeli medical insurance fund, was also fatally wounded by gunfire, either from the hijackers or accidentally by the Israeli commandos. A third hostage, 56-year-old Ida Borochovitch, a Russian Jew who had immigrated to Israel, was also killed in the cross-fire between the hijackers and the Israeli commandos. <ref>[http://www.ynetnews.com/articles/0,7340,L-3270314,00.html "Entebbe's unsung hero"], ''[[Ynetnews]]'', []</ref> At one point, an Israeli commando called out in Hebrew , " Where are the rest of them?" He was apparently referring to the hijackers. The hostages pointed to a connecting door of the airport's main hall, into which the Israeli commandos threw several [[ hand grenade]] s. They then entered the room and shot dead the three remaining hijackers, thus completing their assault.
Meanwhile, the other three [[C-130 Hercules]] had landed and unloaded [[armoured personnel carrier]]s, which were to be used for defense during the anticipated hour of refueling, for the destruction of grounded Ugandan jet fighters so as to prevent them from pursuing the Israelis after their departure of Entebbe Airport, and for intelligence gathering.
After the raid, the Israeli assault team returned to their aircraft and began loading the hostages on board. Ugandan soldiers shot at them in the process. Without suffering any fatalities of their own, the Israeli commandos returned fire, finished the loading, and then departed Entebbe Airport.
The entire assault lasted less than 30 minutes and all six of the hijackers were killed. [[Yonatan Netanyahu]] was the only Israeli commando who died during the operation. He was killed near the airport entrance, apparently by a Ugandan sniper who fired at the Israeli commandos from the nearby control tower. At least five other Israeli commandos were wounded. Out of the 103 hostages, three were killed and approximately 10 were wounded. A total of 45 Ugandan soldiers were killed during the raid, and about 11 Ugandan Army Air Force [[MiG-17]] grounded fighter planes at Entebbe Airport were destroyed. The rescued hostages were flown out shortly after the fighting via [[Nairobi]] to Israel.
a 75-year-old hostage who was recovering from a much earlier choking episode, died at [[Mulago]] hospital in [[Kampala]] after the Israelis struck. In April [], [[Henry Kyemba]], who was Uganda's Attorney General and Minister of Justice at the time, told [[Uganda Human Rights Commission| Uganda's Human Rights Commission]] that Dora Bloch had been dragged from her hospital bed and murdered by two army officers, all on [[Idi Amin|Amin]] 's orders. Bloch 's remains were recovered near a sugar plantation 32 km (20 miles) east of [[Kampala]] in [], following the [[Uganda-Tanzania War]] that led to the end of Amin 's rule.
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