Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu

Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu

Birth
New York, New York County (Manhattan), New York, USA
Death 4 Jul 1976 (aged 30)
Uganda
Burial Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel
Memorial ID 10697047 · View Source
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Israeli Army Officer. He was killed leading the raid on Entebbe airport. A Harvard University graduate, he was wounded in the 1967 Six Day War and performed great acts of heroism in the 1973 Yom Kippur War. As head of Israel's elite Sayaret Matkal unit, he was assigned the task of putting together the rescue of 103 Jewish hostages from a hijacked Air France plane being held by German and Arab terrorists at Entebbe Airport, Uganda. Flying for 12 hours under enemy radar, the task force landed, rescued the hostages and were airborne in 90 minutes. During a fire-fight with Ugandan army regulars, Netanyahu was shot in the back by a sniper in the air traffic tower. After his death it was revealed that he was an agent for the Mossad as well. He was the older brother of former Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Buried in Mount Herzl Military Cemetary, Jerusalem, Israel.

Bio by: Jack Neuman


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  • Find A Grave Memorial 10697047
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Yonatan “Yoni” Netanyahu (13 Mar 1946–4 Jul 1976), Find A Grave Memorial no. 10697047, citing Mount Herzl National Cemetery, Jerusalem, Yerushalayim (Jerusalem District), Israel ; Maintained by Find A Grave .