On Monday, Netanyahu visited Uganda to commemorate the 40th anniversary of murder of his elder brother Yonatan Netanyahu at Uganda’s Entebbe International Airport by Idi Amin Dada’s soldiers by mistake. Yonatan, an officer of Israel’s elite commando unit Sayeret Matkal lead the operation to rescue Israeli passengers “hijacked” by the members of Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, infiltrated by Israel’s Shin Beit agents on July 4, 1976.
Netanyahu was received at the Entebbe airport by Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni. In his welcome speech, however, the president to great embarrassment to Netanyahu, kept mentioning Israel as PALESTINE.
“The sad event 40 years ago, turned into another bond linking Palestine to Africa. I said this is yet another bond between Africa and Palestine because there were earlier bonding events,” Museveni said.
The Jewish-controlled press has called omission of Israel as “Museveni’s ignorance of Israel-Palestine conflict, and not an international jab at Israel.”
“I think we see eye to eye on the nature of this problem, and I think Africa and Israel overwhelmingly see eye to eye on this,” Netanyahu responded highlighting the al-Shabab terrorist attacks in Kenya last year.
The truth is, Ugandan military dictator Gen. Idi Amin Dada received much of his military training in Israel; first as a paratrooper with the Israeli Occupation Force, then with Mossad and Israeli Secret Police Shin Beit.
In May 2007, BBC reported that Israel’s Shin Beit security service collaborated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine to hijack the June 1976 flight from Israel that was diverted to Entebbe, Uganda.
“The operation was designed to torpedo the PLO’s standing in France and to prevent what they see as a growing rapprochement between the PLO and the Americans,” the BBC report said British diplomat D.H. Colvin wrote in the document, citing his source.
Israeli journalist, Richard Silverstein, wrote on July 31, 2013: “Africa has for decades been a playground for Israel: both in the literal sense as a spot for Israelis to play in the sun (Kenya, Zanzibar, Sharm el-Sheikh—not technically in Africa, but Egypt is); and in the figurative sense regarding Israeli diplomats and spies who’ve woven their webs of intrigue there. In the days of Ben Gurion, he saw Africa as a weight to counter the hostile influence of the Arab world. That’s why Israeli development and aid projects were so intensively pursued in the 1950s and 60s.”