Is­raeli PM in 'land­mark' Africa visit

Daily Trust - - CITY NEWS -

Is­raeli PM Ben­jamin Ne­tanyahu has vis­ited the scene of the 1976 En­tebbe hostage res­cue in Uganda, in which his brother, who led the raid, was killed.

Is­raeli com­man­dos freed more than 100 hostages held for a week at an air­port ter­mi­nal, in a dar­ing op­er­a­tion. They re­turned to Is­rael on 4 July 1976.

Mr Ne­tanyahu is also sched­uled to visit Kenya, Ethiopia and Rwanda.

He has said the trip sym­bol­ises “dra­matic changes” in the re­la­tion­ship be­tween Is­rael and Africa.

He is the first Is­raeli prime min­is­ter to visit Sub-Sa­ha­ran Africa since Yitzhak Shamir in 1987.

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