Hijacking of Air France flight 139 at Entebbe Airport in June 1976

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Hijacking of Air France flight 139 at Entebbe Airport in June 1976

These two files relate to the hijacking by representatives of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine of Air France flight 139, en route from Tel Aviv to Paris. The plane landed at Benghazi in Libya and then travelled on to Entebbe in Uganda, where a squad of Israeli troops ultimately stormed the hostage-takers' encampment.  The files contain communications about the hijacking, and debate over whether the British Prime Minister should congratulate Israel following the final assault.

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