June 6, 1244- Two-dozen wagonloads of holy Jewish books were burned in public in Paris.

 

July 4, 1976- Rescue of Jewish hostages Israel successfully completed the rescue of 265 Jewish hostages being held by Arab and Ungandan terrorists at Entebbe airport in Uganda. According to The Jerusalem Post, "Three civilian hostages and an army officer were killed in the shootout with Ugandan troops. Five civilians and four soldiers were wounded in the operation." Likud opposition leader Menachem Begin proclaimed "hats off" to Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin at a special session of Knesset. Segan-Aluf Yonatan Netanyahu, who commanded the force which broke into the building at the airport, where the hostages were held, was one of the first casualties of the action. He was killed by a bullet in the back from the control tower. He was buried at Mt. Herzl in Jerusalem.

 

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Yom Chamishi, 5 Elul, 5778

Thursday, August 16, 2018

 

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